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Best Card Shops HIT : 618

So you’re not into counting up birthday salutations on Facebook (so slapdash) or text-ing on anniversaries (too impersonal). The alternative of putting pen to paper can be as rewarding for the sender as the recipient. A host of card shops takes the experience beyond the ordinary, with old-world designs produced on antique letterpresses and handmade messages […]
DATE: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
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Best Eyeglasses HIT : 679

Don’t be shortsighted. This town’s brimming with spectacles if you know where to look
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Best Candy Stores HIT : 770

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 Kids’ Workshops HIT : 589

Photograph by Gandee Vasan/Getty Images Entertaining children can be done the hard way (lots of freeway miles) or the easy way (firing up the laptop). Or you can take advantage of L.A.’s many cultural and scientific wonderlands that offer the ultimate distractions: workshops that will have youngsters slapping down paint, whipping up meals, or delving […]
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Best Plant Nurseries HIT : 687

  Just about everything grows in Los Angeles, from Mojave yuccas to South American ginger to Himalayan impatiens. Large chain nurseries are convenient and can set you up with basic plants as well as tools, statuary, and potting soil, but they can’t match the thoughtful selection and longtime experience of the region’s independent establishments. Many […]
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Best Smoked Fish HIT : 760

Man began preserving seafood with smoke around the time he figured out how to catch it. Today we’re in the midst of a smoked fish renaissance
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Best Tennis Courts HIT : 646

Photograph courtesy Flickr/honey-bee In L.A. you can practically roll out of bed and onto a public tennis court no matter where you live. The city’s recreation and parks department alone maintains more than 60 facilities—the majority are “open play” (free and available on a first-come, first-served basis), while the eight largest complexes are run on […]
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Best Urban Oases HIT : 658

Photograph courtesy of Kyoto Grand There’s no shortage of hiking trails and scenic overlooks in Los Angeles, but finding solitude amid the concrete isn’t as easy. Here are seven places that will make the sprawl and the skyscrapers fade away, if only for a moment. The best part? All but one are free. Air Borne […]
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Best Boutique Gyms HIT : 739

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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