Posts Tagged "los angeles"


Where You Should Be Drinking in LA: Big Bar We spent extended time in California over the holidays for a few reasons: to enjoy as much warm weather as possible during our parental leave, to introduce our West Coast friends and family to our new baby, and to try on California living for size. On that last point, we ultimately left California with Boston maintaining an edge, for now. A strong point in LA’s favor: outdoor dining....

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Where to Drink in LA: Church Key While on our extended holiday in California this year, we decided to do a bit of reconnaissance on Los Angeles neighborhoods. One of us is from Greater LA, but only if you take the ‘greater’ part at its most expansive. When we’re in Southern California we, of course, enjoy seeing family, and we, equally obviously, luxuriate in the near-perfect weather. However, after a few days, we...

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Where to Drink: Perch in Downtown LA While our trip to LA was mostly a time to grieve the loss of Steph’s grandmother, it also turned out to be a nice long weekend of connecting with her family–and also of saying hello to LA, by which we mean the actual LA proper. As we’ve mentioned before, Steph’s immediate family doesn’t actually live in LA, but about 60 miles east in a suburb that’s strikingly...

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West Coast (Cocktail) Swing: Otium, LA Of the 8 (yes, 8) cocktail bars that we visited during our trip to So Cal, Otium, the new restaurant and cocktail lounge at the Broad Museum, was by far our favorite. When we arrived–straight from the airport, at 11pm, on a Thursday–the museum was long closed, but the bar was bustling. It’s probably the closest thing to a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail we’ve...

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West Coast (Cocktail) Swing: Whisper House, Clarement Claremont, oh Claremont. It’s hard not to love this little town. If you go there, you’ll be equally charmed by their Spanish style cottages, drooping willow trees, and store-lined streets. You momentarily forget you’re in the thick of the Inland Empire’s smog belt. It’s the home of the Claremont Colleges, and all that young, liberal, hippie energy has...

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