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Naz Meknat

Stylist

I’m a Los Angeles and Orange County based fashion stylist and I’ve been working in the fashion industry for over 10 years. I’ve worked with well-known clothing companies, such as the Guess! designers and industry leaders like Stacy London of TLC’s What Not to Wear and was featured in People Magazine.

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Catherine Joubert

Stylist

When she’s not busy with her personal clients all over LA, Catherine enjoys being creative while styling fashion editorials for various local and international magazines. Catherine always abides by this main styling rule: “Whomever the client, whatever the budget, always keep it classy.”

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Marcus Roberto

Chef

Marcus Roberto was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil - the “Pizza Capital of the World”, and now lives in L.A. Chef Marcus graduated from Basilico Pizza Academy in Italy. He also earned a degree at the School of Hospitality and Tourism of São Paulo and Technological Center of Pizzas; both institutions are the top pizza chef schools in São Paulo.

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Hal Mooney

Certified Cicerone

Hal Mooney is your guide to LA Beer. Opened in 2012, LA Beer Hop does brewery tours of Los Angeles. The tour visits three locations and includes a flight of beer at each place, bottled water, and as much beer info as you like. You’re joined by a professional Beer Guide to visit the breweries and the entire event takes about four to five hours.

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Saint Motel

American Indie Rock Band

Already a growing proposition in the States where they’ve played shows with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Imagine Dragons, the LA quartet SAINT MOTEL has recently introduced themselves to the UK with the release of their debut track ‘My Type’ on July 28th. Recalling the glam flair of the Seventies with elements of retro power-pop, SAINT MOTEL also possesses a tongue-in-cheek twist on cynicism and irony that reflects their status as a Los Angeles band influenced by British culture.

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Todd Goldsworthy

Coffee Expert

Todd Goldsworthy is the 2014 US Brewers Cup Champion, a coffee guru, and a resource for great coffee around Los Angeles and Southern California. Great Coffee shops are all about great coffee, great equipment, great training, and an awesome experience.

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Kara

Food Host

Cooking for me started early in childhood, watching my mom take over the kitchen and create fantastic meals for her five kids. I learned early on how to be innovative, resourceful, and fun with food. I say that I like to cook because I like to be with people, and food is a vehicle for creating genuine community. For me, good food is a way of life. To feed and to be fed is my guiding mantra, because I believe a meal is something that should be nourishing, delicious, and shared.

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Ramona Braganza

Celebrity Trainer

My passion is guiding people toward a better life, as well as a better body; empowering – mind, body and spirit.

Most people know me as a global fitness expert and celebrity trainer. My Hollywood A-List clients have included Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, Kate Beckinsale, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendez, Dania Ramirez, Zac Efron, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Welling, Michael Weatherly, along with the entire cast of the movie “The A Team”.

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The Raveonettes

Indie Rock Duo

The Raveonettes are a Danish indie rock duo, with Sune Rose Wagner on guitar, instruments, and vocals, and Sharin Foo on bass, guitar and vocals. Their music is characterized by close vocal harmonies combined with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise. Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of ‘50s and '60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats, and lyrical content.

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EATZ

Chef

After practicing law for a few years, I decided to follow my passion for cooking and went to culinary school. I love to cook, entertain, and teach…and my mission was to combine all three. I started EATZ with the goal of giving each student a truly hands-on cooking experience. Not only do I want everyone to cook as much as possible during class, I also wants to bring the joy of cooking to the classroom by encouraging students to experiment and have fun with the cooking process.

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Victoria Vu

Designer

I’m the founder of Paper & Type, where we design original paper goods and collaborate on custom projects for individuals and small businesses. My affinity for paper and type began while I was young, spending much time at my father’s print shop in Northern California. Since then I’ve moved to Los Angeles, where I continue to hone my eye for detail.

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Leslie Pollock

Chef

I’m a fearless foodie with endless curiosity for world cuisines. I have traveled extensively, particularly in Asia (including a five year stint living in Tokyo,) and along the way, collected dishes, flavors and ideas that influenced my palate as well as my style of cooking.

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Talia Steif

Chef

Chef Talia Steif is a chef for Whole Health Everyday. Her cooking style pairs global flavors with local, seasonal ingredients, and she is well-versed in a variety of diets. Cooking with seasonal ingredients allows her to find inspiration in the variety and quality of Southern California produce. At the core of Talia’s cooking is the belief that food is a necessary component of holistic healing and nourishment.

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Orange Drive Hostel

Boutique Hostel

Setting us apart from other LA Hostels is our relaxed atmosphere. We are not a “party” hostel, but we are just steps away from all of the action Hollywood has to offer. So, go out and enjoy all your Hollywood adventures and come home to Orange Drive Hostel for a restful nights sleep.

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Claudia Deutsch

Art Expert

I work at Artspace Warehouse in Los Angeles. Artspace Warehouse exhibits a large selection of affordable original artworks from established and emerging international artists at consistently high standards. Only one-of-a-kind, original artworks are exhibited. This new concept makes high quality contemporary art accessible for everyone!

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Kimberly Fisher

Writer & TV Host

Kimberly Fisher is a brand ambassador, writer, TV host and Internet Entrepreneur living in New York City. She has made appearances on every major television network and her articles have appear in Huffington Post, Just Luxe, Sherman’s Travel and USA Today. She is also the founder of Jetsetera and co-founder of Spiritual Socialites.

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Christine Ahlstrom

Lifestyle Writer

Christine writes Maple and Mint, a California lifestyle blog dedicated to savoring life’s little pleasures. You can find her at mapleandmint.com or on Instagram @mapleandmint

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John Galan

Contemporary artist

A contemporary artist whom resides in Ventura County, California. He studied at California Art Institute under the mentorship of Master Portrait Artist Johanna Spinks. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Studio Art from California Lutheran University 2014.

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Leah Smith

Brunch Guru of LA Brunchers

Hello! We are Leah and Kate of LA Brunchers, LA’s one and only guide to all things brunch. You’ll find us energetically bringing the Los Angeles community together one brunch at a time. Beyond regularly updating our comprehensive brunch guide we are busy creating relationships with owners, chefs and our fellow brunchers. Food is our passion and as we like to say, “Life’s a Brunch!”

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Kristen Warba

Restaurant Manager

I am a restaurant manager and bartender at Hennessey’s Tavern in Redondo Beach, California. A resident of Hermosa Beach since 2011, I have worked in the industry since day one. I find it a privilege to live and work in the heart of a beach community that is home to countless incredible food/drink/music locales. It is my passion to experience as many of these local hotspots as possible, as well as travel the world with the same intention.

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Doris Raymond

Vintage Expert

The Way We Wore® vintage boutique is the ultimate destination in Los Angeles for vintage clothing to wear, collect or inspire. Join celebrities and the world’s top fashion influencers as they shop for premium vintage.

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Lisa See

Writer

I’m a fifth generation Californio and a fourth generation Angeleno (specifically L.A. Chinatown). I love my city. I’ve written about it in my books – ON GOLD MOUNTAIN and SHANGHAI GIRLS and even in my Red Princess mystery series – and I’ve spoken about it all over the world. I’m a Los Angeles City Commissioner, who helps to oversee the city’s historic core. To learn more about me and my work, visit www.LisaSee.com.

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Yvonne Ardestani

Chef - My Eclectic Kitchen

Chef Yvonne Ardestani proves that vegan and gluten-free cooking is absolutely delicious. She develops veganized and de-glutenized versions of the “classics” and of recipes she learned in culinary school and professional restaurants. All of her recipes are vegan, refined sugar-, gluten-, soy- and dairy-free, and, best of all, devoid of refined ingredients.

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Ally Ramser

Nutritionist

Ally is a Los Angeles based nutritionist, entrepreneur, and world traveler. She is the host and executive producer of new travel show Vegan on a Jet Plane. She loves inspiring others to look and feel their best by moving toward a plant-based diet!

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Cortney Seaver

Food Blogger

I’m Cortney, a 25-year-old Florida gal living in Southern California. In early 2014, I made the decision to commit to a whole foods, plant-based diet. Since then I have developed a passion for creating simple and healthy dishes for myself and those around me. I started Project Sunny as a way to share recipes, tips and tricks, and little tidbits of my day-to-day life.

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Michelle Hargreaves

Food Blogger

Lover of all things creative–cooking, crafting, and entertaining. I love fashion, accessories, and beauty.I love Jason Segel, Seth Rogen, Zooey De Chanel, and Mindy Kaling.

I’m also a huge hockey fan… for the LA Kings to be exact. I ballroom dance and I love hockey fights. Dichotomy? For sure–but that’s me!

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Tadeo

Celebrity Fitness Trainer

Tadeo is a Celebrity Fitness Trainer & Professional Brazilian Soccer player who invented the Cuerpaso® workout using his patented soccer ball… For those seeking a natural butt lift & tummy tuck, he is the definitive option. From 5th Ave to Rodeo Drive, Europe, Asia, & Latin America, Tadeo shares his infectious happiness & amazing talents.

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Lisa Lane

Nutrition Coach

Lover of clean eating. She was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (NYC), . Lisa Lane Wellness runs online nutrition programs including the very popular Fertile Woman and 21 Day Clean Up Your Diet, additionally Lisa offers one on one coaching programs.

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Chef Kenji

Private Sushi Chef

Chef Kenji grew up around food as his parents were always cooking and entertaining close friends and relatives. Armed with an “only the best and freshest will do” attitude, Chef Kenji utilizes only fresh ingredients supplied by local producers, daily selected fish, and top-shelf seafood ingredients from top-tier suppliers around the globe. Chef Kenji’s style is best described as an immersion of artful colors and exquisite flavors that are sure to satisfy taste buds with delight and awe.

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Danielle Cuccio

Celebrity Yoga Instructor

Danielle Cuccio, born and raised in LA, is an LA-based Celebrity Private Yoga Instructor, Aesthetician, Health Blogger for www.TheBeautyBlender.com & Owner of Cuccio Yoga Somatology. Tackling health, beauty & happiness from within, Danielle brings health and wellness to her clients and fans!

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Vegan Beauty Guru

Vegan Blogger

Being vegan is easy once you get the hang of it. That’s why I love living in the heart of LA: there are many more options out here.

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Aruna

Singer / DJ

Aruna is not solely the pretty vocalist you hear on your favorite dance tracks - she’s penned a chart-topping single recorded by Miley Cyrus for the multi-platinum selling #1 Billboard Hannah Montana soundtrack, collaborated with some of EDM’s biggest names, and spends most weekends performing to packed clubs and festivals around the world since adding DJ'ing to her arsenal of skills. Say hello to one of the industry’s most exciting and successful leading ladies.

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Coolhaus

Food Experts

Since we launched our first truck, a barely driveable (but pimped out) postal van, we’ve been combining our two great loves, architecture and food, to create our signature, scooped to order ice cream sandwiches served in our customizable edible wrappers. With a focus on seasonal, local ingredients and a sweet/savory flavor profile, we serve out of trucks in LA, NYC, Austin & Dallas, and you’ll find packaged sandwiches, pints and bars in over 2000 stores and restaurants throughout the country.

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Diana Marks

Fashion Blogger

Hi, I’m Diana, the girl behind the popular fashion and lifestyle blog LA by Diana.

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Amoeba

World's Best Record Store

We’re the world’s largest independent record store, and were voted The World’s Best Record Store by Rolling Stone Magazine. Our staff is an all-star team of record store veterans who make music their lives in one way or another. Many are musicians themselves and their collective depth of knowledge is virtually unparalleled in the business.

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Sam Sparro

Singer & Style Icon

My hit Black & Gold was labelled “unquestionably, the single of the year!” by the BBC. My live performances found me touring with the likes of Adele and Robyn. I have become known not only for my distinct, scale-defying vocals and epic live shows, but also as a visual artist and style icon.

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Chef on a Passport

Tour Guide & Chef Instructor

For over 15 years I had a career in sales and after deciding to make a career change I went to my first passion, food. As a student at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts I spent my externship working at the Los Angeles Times Food Section testing recipes, styling food for photo shoots and prepping for the Eat Beat TV program. Since graduation I’ve done private catering. I currently teach cooking classes at EATZ in Los Angeles and I demonstrate cooking techniques at retail stores.

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Mandy Artusato

Makeup Artist

I’m a makeup artist, and I was born and raised in Iceland but I now live in Los Angeles. I have worked with amazing models, musicians and spokespersons.

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Sushi

Sushi for All Budgets in Los Angeles

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Chef Kenji

Private Sushi Chef

A Variety of Sushi in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is home to some incredible sushi. Fortunately, a saturated sushi market means that everyone can afford the delicious treat, regardless of their budget constraints. My guide will show you my favorite restaurants in the Los Angeles area covering all tiers of sushi, from the high-end to the very affordable. The only thing they all have in common is that they are all delicious!

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    Sakae Sushi

    “Good casual place with some of the best rice in LA.”
    Locals' Pick
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    Sushi Zo Cheviot Hills

    The popular sushi restaurant's location in Cheviot Hills
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    Sushi Zo

    Sushi and Japanese in downtown LA
    Locals' Pick
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    Kiyokawa

    Delicious sushi and Japanese in Beverly Hills
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    Shunji

    Incredible sushi in West Los Angeles
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    Nobu Malibu

    “High end with great view in Malibu.”
    Locals' Pick
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    Sushi Gen

    Simply sushi
    Locals' Pick
  8. Kaiseki Hyoki, Kyoto 懐石 瓢樹 +Add

    n/naka

    Fine Japanese dining
    Locals' Pick
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Chef Kenji

Private Sushi Chef. Chef Kenji grew up around food as his parents were always cooking and entertaining close friends and relatives. Armed with an "only the best and freshest will do" attitude, Chef Kenji utilizes only fresh ingredients supplied by local producers, daily selected fish, and top-shelf seafood ingredients from top-tier suppliers around the globe. Chef Kenji's style is best described as an immersion of artful colors and exquisite flavors that are sure to satisfy taste buds with delight and awe.