About a half hour from La Verne is Silver Lake, the No. 1 hipster community in the United States, according to Forbes magazine. Bordered by Los Feliz to the north, Echo Park to the east and south and Hollywood to the west, Silver Lake is hipper than San Francisco’s Mission District, Portland’s Pearl District and [...]
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Okay, here’s why advertising pays off and better advertising pays off even more handsomely. While enjoying a tostada at the Rose Café in Santa Barbara, I pick up the local paper, the Montecito Journal (May 2-9), and on page 5 in the upper right-hand corner, I spy a quarter-page ad that simply shows a bronzed lemony [...]
The La Verne classic car show on March 30 dazzled once again, featuring some of the finest vintage automobiles found anywhere. The gathering of gearheads made for a great morning and afternoon of show-and-tell. Here were some of our favorites:
I’ll drive anywhere for a luscious dessert so when I recently saw a photo of lemon meringue pie filling up an entire page of Sunset magazine — the peaks of meringue looming larger than Mount Rushmore — I knew I had to find any excuse to visit this heavenly pie purveyor. My destination was Jongewaard’s Bake [...]
If you find yourself dozing at the wheel on the way back home to La Verne, pull off on Baldwin and head south to dumpling nirvana!
A new restaurant offers some novel twists on classic food. This is one fork in the road you might want to take when you’re in Hollywood.
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The flavors are off the charts: Basil Olive Oil, Rosemary Butterscotch, Strawberry Balsamic, Honey Lavender, Pepper Peach. Twenty-five different flavors in all. Where can you buy these salad dressings? You can’t because the above are all flavors of sweet and savory ice cream served by Artisan Ice Creamologist Leo Neveux at his shop on Melrose Avenue in [...]
I have a confession to make. My favorite place to grab breakfast is a short freeway hop on the 210 to Mary’s Market and Canyon Café in Sierra Madre. I used to go there regularly more than a decade ago when I was the managing editor of Sierra Madre-based American Bungalow magazine, but sadly, Mary and [...]