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Best Volleyball Beaches HIT : 559

This sport of tanned bods and tight abs came of age in L.A. in the early 1900s, when private beach clubs brought volleyball out of the gym and onto the sand. The doubles format, adopted as an Olympic sport in 1996, predominates today. The beach game is popular because it’s cheap (the price of the leather […]
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Best Spa Treatments with Almost-Edible Ingredients HIT : 471

While it might have been a Pavlovian response to the intoxicating perfume of ingredients, we felt drunk with relaxation during our ’Ritas and Rocks Pedicure at Paint Shop Beverly Hills. Using margarita salt as an exfoliator, lime as aromatherapy, and avocado for moisture, this treatment polished off the competition. (319 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-652-5563) No […]
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Best Candy Stores HIT : 562

We’re all adults now, but when we walk into a great candy store the years melt away. The wonderfully displayed old-timey novelties, homemade creations, and exotic imports fill us with a sense of excitement. Here are the stores we’re sweetest on. Holy LandUnless you’ve spent time on a kibbutz, you’ve probably never seen most of […]
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Best Single-Screen Theaters HIT : 489

Dedicated movie houses may be disappearing across the country, but in L.A. we’re still blessed with an abundance of them, many of which take their aesthetic cues from the cultural and architectural tastes of their respective eras (Iberian romance! Egyptian grandeur! Deco opulence!). Some have suffered brushes with oblivion since their heydays, but the ones […]
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Best Surf Shops HIT : 814

Photograph by flickr/satoru Yeah, we know it was a crummy winter for waves, with a dearth of the usual storm-borne overhead sets. Get over it. You have plenty of time to scout boards and try out the newest open-front, liquid-seamed wet suits before the first pineapple express (hopefully) rolls in from the islands this fall. […]
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Best Fashion Trucks HIT : 603

Clothing retailers go mobile with curbside boutiques hawking everything from vintage to designer pieces
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Best Ice Rinks HIT : 577

Just because L.A. on average enjoys 329 days of sunshine a year doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate winter
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Best Earth Changers HIT : 521

Seafood for the Future, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainable seafood program The brain: Melissa Carrasquillo, program director at the Long Beach aquarium. Do something! Area markets, distributors, and restaurants consult with Seafood for the Future to ensure that their fish is responsibly caught or farmed. Working with the aquarium’s marine biologists, Carrasquillo traces seafood […]
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Best Boutique Gyms HIT : 566

The Landmark  Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas used to tone their pecs at EASTON GYM HOLLYWOOD (8053 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-651-3636 or easton gymhollywood.com) , which in its eighth decade continues to attract actors with its well-stocked weight area and unpretentious aesthetic ( brick walls and casement windows that open). The rooftop deck is ideal […]
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Best Kids’ Clothing Stores HIT : 580

Suits are to the left, shoes are to the right, and the racks in the middle are organized by size at For Kids Only. The store offers European and American overstock and samples of everything from school clothes to formal wear at 25 to 60 percent below retail. We like to call it “Loehmann’s for […]
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Best Steakhouse Veggie Sides HIT : 545

Photograph courtesy thejar.com The pointy-capped, deeply creviced, chocolate-colored cousins of truffles, braised morels are a hit at Dakota. Available from March to September, these morels are foraged in Washington State forests, braised in veal stock with a lick of cream, and piled into cast-iron skillets. Imagine paper-thin potato slices, fried to a golden brown, then baked in a […]
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