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By: Rose Apodaca

Something About the Girl: Audrey Bernstein

By: Rose Apodaca

Audrey Bernstein is a phoenix with a life defined by no shortage of surprising ways to dazzle. From Manhattan to Hollywood, Audrey’s turns as nightlife impresario, organic baker (before there was such a thing), lifestyle blogger (ditto), event engineer, snowboarder titlist and now this, jazz singer, are only a few of the hats she’s donned, […]

Holiday Fun on Abbot Kinney

By: Rose Apodaca

Join us this weekend for snow, song and Santa! Rain’s gone in Los Angeles, and the sun is out for the annual Holiday Stroll and Santa Fest on Abbot Kinney in Venice. It all starts with a holiday edition of First Friday, kicking off at 5 p.m. Food trucks, special shopping and the caroling Tinseltones […]

Coachella Part 1: A+R Manager Conor Ford’s Top 5 Festival Hits

By: Conor Ford

It’s that time of year again for the mass exodus to the desert know as the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. I’m looking forward to catching most of this first weekend’s lineup—specifically Outkast, Disclosure and Banks. While the polo fields are trampled under the hordes of tent dwellers, I plan to enjoy the weekend in […]

Happy Birthday Andy!

By: Rose Apodaca

Today marks the birthday of the one and only Andy Griffith, our singular commander on this ship of design fools. Of course, the festivities got underway Saturday night when my other half in A+R and I whet our collective whistle at the Stone Brew Company store in Pasadena with a pint of Andy’s preferred IPA, […]

The Art of Dining

By: Rose Apodaca

There are few luxuries we prize more in life than a meal with good food and good talk. As luck would have it, Andy and I get to indulge in such a pleasure more often in a month than our waistlines should bear, and at times under extravagant circumstances. Yet one of the most no-frills […]

Hallow’s Eve Treats

By: Alex Dinari

The only limit to Halloween is imagination. Click through the slide show for a few ideas to have fun with this trick-or-treatin’ season.

Heatwave Relief: 5 Ways to Keep Hydrated

By: Rose Apodaca

With L.A.’s heatwave showing no signs of mercy as we head into the weekend, here are a few cool ways to keep your plants and you hydrated. (Click on the each photo in the slide show to learn more about each solution.)

Put a Cap on the Fourth

By: Alex Dinari

As grills from coast to coast fire up this Fourth of July, we at A+R believe a meatless Independence Day isn’t necessarily unpatriotic. On my grill this supersized of American holidays will be the Portabella mushroom. Available year-round, select Portabellas with a tight underside and light-colored gills. With a mighty Star Spangled Spatula by J. […]

How To Make Memorial Weekend Memories

By: Rose Apodaca

From coast to coast, the weekend leading up to Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer—even if the official calendar day is nearly a month away (it’s June 21). To get into the spirit of backyard barbecues, bonfire gatherings, outdoor concerts and other summer fest fun, we’ve pulled together a few items we wouldn’t […]