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LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Our A-Z Guide of Shopping Through Southern California

UNDER THE SUN

MAN OF THE HOUR

CLIVE STANDEN

How Manhattan Beach Has Taken Their Dining Scene to the Streets

AN INSIDE LOOK AT How to Make an Authentic Italian Dish

A Place of Peace for Black Women

A Retro Camping Experience on a Vineyard

THE DESERT YACHT CLUB


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Breathe In, Breathe Out black girls breathing Is a Meditation Safe Space Created for the Well-Being of Black Women

editor's note We all know—and can admit—2020 hasn’t gone to plan. These past several months have left me with the continuous thought that we are living through history. We learned about historical moments and memorable dates back in school, and it’s apparent we are living through a time that will be remembered and written about for years to come. Most of us have adjusted to this whirlwind of a year by working from home, FaceTiming with friends and family and finding our voices in issues that matter.

opportunity to talk with Jasmine Marie, founder of black girls breathing (pg. 50), which is a safe space for Black women to meditate and take time for self-care. Plan your next mini vacay to The Trailer Pond in the beautiful hills of Paso Robles (pg. 94), brighten your day with a bowl of delectable pasta from The Italian Homemade Company (pg. 60) and pack your bags with essentials for your next (much-needed) adventure (pg. 89). And if you missed our A-Z Shoppe Guide back in May, it’s printed within these pages for you to browse and explore (pg. 69).

Businesses have had to pivot, speak up and rethink strategies to stay afloat. While we are a lifestyle magazine— writing and featuring restaurants, bars, hotels and shops in the Southern California community—every industry has been affected and learned lessons along the way. It hasn’t been the smoothest of times, but our community has shown an outpouring of inspirational support for one another. I’m excited to see this issue of LOCALE printed, sharing brands and small businesses in the Southern California community with you.

And I certainly can’t leave this note without acknowledging and thanking the essential workers who’ve risked their lives to help strangers this year. Always remember to be kind and respectful to one another. Instead of going back to “normal” after all of this is said and done, let’s strive to be better.

This magazine includes moving stories and light-hearted reads. I had the

Whether you’re reading this over your Sunday morning cup of coffee or your Monday night glass of cabernet sauvignon, thank you for taking a second out of your day to read our words and each other’s stories.

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Photographed By: Tae Kwon, taekwonphoto.com | @taekwonphoto Model: Clive Standen, @clivestanden Location: The Desert Yacht Club, Yucca Valley, CA | @desertyachtclub Written By: Jordan Nishkian, wordsbyjordan.com | @wordsbyjordan Styled By: Neil Cohen, neilcohenstyle.com | @neilcohenstyle Groomed By: Aiprll Patino, aiprll.com | @aiprll_hmua Shirt Provided By: Towne Palm Springs, MACKEENE, www.towneps.com Pants Provided By: 7 For All Mankind, www.7forallmankind.com

Yucca Valley

The day of Clive Standen’s photoshoot began with blue skies, brisk, 45-degree weather and a dirt road off the beaten path. Music filled the Airstream at The Desert Yacht Club, as hair and makeup stylist Aiprll Patino and stylist Neil Cohen got Standen photo-ready for the day. The group, accompanied by Pippo the resident cat, walked out to the Stargazing Boat, parked on the peak of a hill, where Standen was ready to soak up the sun—and the spotlight. Leading Man “I am in the middle of Joshua Tree, shooting in the beautiful surroundings, and I’ve got Mumford & Sons playing in the background with some lovely people and great clothes,” said Standen. “This is pretty much the perfect day!” An Idyllic Setting The Desert Yacht Club was an incredible location for the photoshoot, not only for its plethora of backdrops and helpful staff, but for its natural surroundings as well. “I love how surreal this location is,” Patino said. “It’s gorgeous— the clouds, the sky, the landscape—it’s beautiful, it’s bizarre, it’s amazing.” Nothing But Blue Skies “Clive was so kind to everyone and eager to try different looks, locations and poses,” LOCALE’s production coordinator, Lauren Lewellen, said. “When the production team arrived the night before, it was pretty windy, but we woke up to blue skies. It’s been a perfect day with the perfect team and the perfect subject.” Desert Daydream “Anytime you’re shooting out near Joshua Tree or Yucca Valley, I’ve always felt that it was a dreamland,” photographer Tae Kwon said as he was setting up between shoot locations. “You can just do whatever.” And with a subject like Standen, who was eager to climb around and experiment, the results were nothing short of incredible.

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24 Hours

2nd to None 2nd & PCH Is the Place to Be

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Breathe In, Breathe Out black girls breathing Is a Meditation Safe Space Created for the Well-Being of Black Women

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Spotlight

The Little Pink Truck That Could How LENITA by GRITA Transcended its Floral Roots and Became a Vessel for Inspiring Connection and Cultivating Community

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5 Pro Tips

Survive the Drive 5 Road Trip Essentials That Will Help You Hit the Road With Confidence

KEN GRODY FORD 6211 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90621 714.521.3305 kengrodyfordorangecounty.com

PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: KG CUSTOM

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Manhattan Beach

Los Angeles

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Paso Robles

shoppe 69 Shoppe Guide

Pg. 64

foodie 58 For the Fridge

BYOB

Be Your Own Bartender With These 4 Corona Hard Seltzer Recipes

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How to Make

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ENDLESS PASTA-BILITIES

Take Your Ravioli Recipe to the Next Level With These Tips From The Italian Homemade Company

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Spotlight

AN OPEN-AIR AFFAIR

Outdoor Dining in Manhattan Beach Gets Approved With the Help of Michael Zislis

SHOP, IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Look Good, Feel Good— This Is the Only Los Angeles Shoppe Guide You’ll Ever Need

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escape 94 Get the Deets

DISCONNECT & RECONNECT

Camp Under the Stars at This Retro Trailer Pond Set on 130 Acres in Paso Robles

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Point You in the Right Direction Christian Irwin Gives You the 4-1-1 on The Point in El Segundo

El Segundo NAME Christian Irwin JOB TITLE Director of Leasing at Federal Realty

3 FAVORITE ITEMS PURCHASED FROM THE POINT

RESIDENT OF El Segundo by day, Pacific Palisades on nights and weekends

1. Downing sunglasses from Warby Parker 2. Hightide Collection shirt from Outerknown 3. Riviera short sleeve from Bonobos

LOCAL LIVING Grew up in Santa Monica

TAKING IT HOME

Tocaya Organica is my favorite spot to order a delicious lunch or dinner, and enjoy it from the comfort of my home. With curbside parking at The Point, I can grab a quick meal without leaving my car.

“Angelenos are resilient, passionate and collaborative. The support for our frontline workers and first responders these past few months has been inspiring.” —Christian Irwin

PEOPLE FOR THE PLANET

THE POINT 850 S Pacific Coast Hwy El Segundo, CA 90245 310.414.5280 | www.thepointsb.com Photoshoot Location: OUTERKNOWN 310.853.5405 | www.outerknown.com

www.outerknown.com

CHOOSE YOUR FLAVOR

Ò I’m excited that Van Leeuwen Ice Cream just opened at The Point—who doesn’t love ice cream? They have classic and vegan ice creams, cookies, sundaes and milkshakes. www.vanleeuwenicecream.com

QUALITY SEAFOOD

Ò UMI by Hamasaku is fantastic! Chef Takahashi is an LA sushi legend who has been operating Hamasaku in West LA for years. If you’re local, you know all about Hamasaku; and if you don’t, you should! I order the Deluxe Sushi Mori. Fish is fresh, cuts are clean and they keep the ginger flowing! www.umibyhamasaku.com

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FOR THE LITTLE ONES

Ò Rabbit Ladders is a hidden gem at The Point. The owners and staff know how to create an engaging retail experience and make you feel like part of the family. www.rabbitladders.com

LET’S GET MOVING

Ò Lululemon at The Point is my favorite place to shop for athletic clothes. Technical, comfortable and tasteful. I mostly shop for workout shorts here. www.lululemon.com

Photographed By: Wil Cohen | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

Ò Outerknown at The Point has a greater purpose of furthering the movement of eco-conscious clothing through responsible and transparent materials, sourcing and supply chain. Outerknown walks the walk. Plus, the clothes look great. The fabrics are high quality, fashionable and it just feels good to support their brand.


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Whisky Business This Glenfiddich Ambassador Knows a Thing or Two About Whisky

WAY BACK WHEN

The distillery has been owned and operated by the same family for over

NAME: Allan Roth

130 YEARS,

JOB TITLE: Glenfiddich Ambassador RESIDENT OF: Silver Lake

and this has given us an independent spirit that has allowed Glenfiddich to be made without compromise throughout its history.

LOCAL LIVING: 1 year

WHISKY FOR THE WIN

We were the first to export Single Malt Scotch Whisky as Single Malt in the United States—that is Scotch whisky that comes from one distillery (the “single”) and is all from malted barley (the “malt”)—back in 1963. If you were drinking scotch before then, you were most likely drinking a blend.

HOLLYWOOD STAPLE

Ò Musso and Frank’s is a must for any out-of-towners. It oozes old-school LA, and the servers and bartenders really know how to lay it on. For me, my go-to there is Glenfiddich 12 on the rocks. Most Angelenos know it’s the oldest restaurant in LA, but everyone else may recognize it from the opening scene of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

GLENFIDDICH www.glenfiddich.com

www.mussoandfrankgrill.com

HERE FOR THE EXPERIENCE

Ò Republique is one of the best meals and experiences I’ve ever had. I like to go before it’s too busy and order a few different courses at the bar with pairings. I trust everyone there to pick what’s best for what I’m eating. The last thing for me is always a neat dram of Glenfiddich 21 Year Gran Reserva, which is finished in rum casks. republiquela.com

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FEELIN’ FANCY

Ò If I’m suited and booted, as they say, I like to have a Glenfiddich cocktail at the NoMad downtown. I used to work at the NoMad in New York, so eating and drinking there always feels like coming home. www.thenomadhotel.com

NEIGHBORHOOD GEM

Ò I live in Silver Lake, and I really enjoy having Glenfiddich cocktails at Thunderbolt. The vibe of the place is relaxed, but you won’t find a better set of bartenders anywhere. It’s a bar where I’m likely to ask for something I’ve never had before because I know the Glenfiddich is in good hands. www.thunderboltla.com

BEACH BLISS

Ò Neptune’s Net is way up in Malibu and serves incredibly fresh seafood and cold beer just off Route 1. The pro move is to do a late lunch at Neptune’s Net and then watch the sunset at one of the local beaches nearby. That is “California” to me. www.neptunesnet.com

Photography By: Eric Donzella | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“I definitely drink my Glenfiddich neat more often than not, but when I’m in the mood for a cocktail, I like an old fashioned with the Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve… It’s simple, delicious and you can make it right in the glass with just sugar, bitters, ice and the Glenfiddich, of course!”


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Shoot for the Stars This Local Angeleno Spills Her Love for LA and Her Favorite Summer Sips

Diamond Bar NAME: Lillian Salazar JOB TITLE: Director of Chains, West Business Unit

75 YEARS IN THE MAKING

I’m not sure everyone is aware that Constellation Brands is a family-founded business celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Our portfolio of beer, wine and spirits includes some of the most celebrated brands in the world, such as Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, Pacifico, Victoria, Robert Mondavi, Meiomi, The Prisoner, Ruffino, High West, SVEDKA Vodka and many more.

RESIDENT OF: Diamond Bar, CA LOCAL LIVING: 36 years

LOVE FOR LA

I’m a native Angeleno whose parents emigrated from Mexico in pursuit of the American dream. My parents taught me that every obstacle can be overcome with hard work, education, determination and compassion. These values and characteristics are not unique to me, as these are shared by many Angelenos; for that, I love LA.

SIPPIN’ AT HOME

Ò Lately, I’ve been on a seltzer/rosé kick, so I combined them to create the perfect drink I call roseltzer! It’s 1/3 Meiomi Rose, 1/3 Corona Hard Seltzer Cherry, 1/3 Canada Dry Ginger Ale and a wedge of lemon (squeeze and drop in glass). Stir and garnish with a rosemary twig—enjoy!

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CONSTELLATION BRANDS www.cbrands.com

A MELTING POT

Ò SoCal is made up mostly of wonderful, passionate people who come together through the good and bad. What I love most is the lifestyle, the diversity of cultures, values, taste and sound. In SoCal, you can find the best food from around the world and (did I mention?) the best weather; it’s like an endless summer vacation!

PERFECT PAIR

Ò My go-to meal is green chili chicken enchiladas with Spanish rice and corn salad. This pairs perfectly with Pacifico beer, which is a lightly bitter pilsner that’s not too heavy yet crisp and refreshing. Plus, it enhances the taste of the green chilis.

TAKE A HIKE

Ò My favorite local nature spot is the Schabarum-Skyline trails in Walnut. It’s a hidden gem that few know about. There are nine different trails you can take, and I prefer segment H. It’s 3.43 miles, I love the scenery and it’s not too difficult to hike!

Photography Provided By: Miguel Garcia | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“On a hot summer day, Corona Premier is the perfect beer; it’s very light yet rich in flavor. It pairs well with lemon shrimp skewers.”

MARGARITA TIME

Ò A Casa Noble spicy pineapple margarita is one of my favorites. In a shaker, add and muddle pineapple and jalapeño. You’ll need two chunks of fresh pineapple, two slices of jalapeño, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, 1/2 ounce agave syrup, ice, 2 ounces of Casa Noble tequila and 2 ounces of pineapple juice. Shake and pour into a Tajin-rimmed glass.


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Oui! Oui! Lauren Trickett Shares Her Love for This French Aperitif

Long Beach NAME: Lauren Trickett JOB TITLE: Lillet Brand Ambassador

3 FAVORITE LILLET DRINKS

RESIDENT OF: Long Beach

1. Lillet with soda water, orange and mint 2. French mojito 3. French margarita

LOCAL LIVING: 2 Years

MELTING POT

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There are different languages spoken in California. This variety creates a beautiful sound we get to hear when walking down a street or sitting in a restaurant.

LIKE THE FRENCH

Ò When hosting at home, I love surprising guests with a French margarita. Adding this elegant twist to a familiar classic is always a crowd pleaser. You’ll need 2 ounces of Lillet Blanc, 1 ounce of Olmeca Altos blanco tequila, .75 ounces of fresh lime juice and half an ounce of agave or honey syrup. Shake and strain it over ice and garnish with an orange wheel.

HAPPY HOUR AT HOME

Ò After bartending for 12 years, making complicated cocktails at home is something I only do on special occasions. My go-to is usually a Lillet and soda water with a slice of orange and fresh mint from the garden. It’s a simple cocktail that is light and refreshing, which is perfect for winding down after the 405 commute, and before you start the battle of “What’s for dinner?”

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LILLET www.lillet.com

ORANGE YA GLAD

Ò One of the main components of Lillet is the housemade orange liqueur that helps comprise its unique signature flavor. When they first began making this, they would use the peels from thousands of Hattian and Spanish oranges in the liqueur and donate the fruit of the oranges to local schools and hospitals.

ANY WAY YOU WANT IT

Ò Lillet is one of the most versatile spirits I have ever come across—it will really surprise you how many ways it can be used. You can drink it on the rocks or make it into a French mojito; it’s fantastic when using it in the traditional Thanksgiving cranberry sauce or freeze it with lemonade for a summer treat. If you want more beverage inspo, follow @ lillet.usa on Facebook and Instagram!

SEAFOOD SENSATION

Ò Lillet is incredible with seafood. The region of Bordeaux, where Lillet comes from, is known for its vast marine cuisine, so it makes sense that the two would be suited for each other. I love to make a simple panseared halibut with summer veggies and fresh tomatoes. After searing the fish, I use butter and Lillet Blanc to deglaze the pan and sautée the veggies.

Photography Provided By: Eugene Lee | Illustrations By: Vicente Martí Solar

“In the wake of the COVID-19 shut down of the industry, I have been blessed to be in the position to give back and provide care to uplift the service industry community with the full support of Lillet.” —Lauren Trickett


Man of Action Clive Standen Discusses Perfection, Fatherhood and Modern Masculinity

Written By: Jordan Nishkian /// Photographed By: Tae Kwon Styled By: Neil Cohen ///Groomed By: Aiprll Patino

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“I’ve always been that person where you give me an incentive and I suddenly get tunnel vision, and I ride toward that goal.” -Clive Standen

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“I didn’t want to be a historian; I wanted to be an actor.” -Clive Standen

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On the surface, Clive Standen is what you’d picture as the definition of manliness. He’s played warriors, is an athletic champion and does his own stunts. Get to know him a little better and you’ll find that beyond the biceps and the beard is a caring father of three, an ambassador for marine life and someone who loves singing along to Mumford & Sons. In other words, Standen represents less of what it means to be a “man’s man” and more of what it means to be a man of the modern age.

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“There’s nothing wrong with a man who cries and expresses emotion.” -Clive Standen

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Already very active with Muay Thai boxing and professional stunt training, Standen’s acting career began in his teens, which was around the time his mother had decided to go back to school so she could teach drama therapy to children with Down Syndrome. “I was 16 and very impressionable...and I really looked up to my mum and all the [21-year-old drama students] she was working with,” he says before cracking a smile. “At the same time, there was also a girl I really liked...and that’s where it started.”

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With the support of a mother and teachers who believed in him, Standen decided to take the idea of acting professionally more seriously. “I’ve always been that person where you give me an incentive and I suddenly get tunnel vision, and I ride toward that goal,” he explains. From there, he decided to take classes to further his education on the subject but was disappointed by the amount of armchair knowledge the courses required. “I couldn’t just do theater, which was frustrating to me at the age of 16. I was like, ‘Why isn’t there a course that is practical to being an actor?’” Standen recalls. “A lot of the courses were all theory...and I had already read all the books that were on the syllabus. So I did a year of theater studies and [then] dropped out—I didn’t want to be a historian, I wanted to be an actor.” Standen found his place in performing arts courses, which not only allowed him to practice his craft, but it also let him explore the more physical side to performing, and this is where he was able to tie in his knack for athletic training. “It all came in handy for the stunts I do now!” he says. “I’m a little insane and crazy and a bit of a lunatic when it comes to stunts.” Needless to say, the combination of his acting and physical training fared well for him in his career. Best known for his role as Rollo in “Vikings” and Bryan Mills in the “Taken” TV series, Standen’s acting career has taken him around the world, through ancient and modern times alike. When he wasn’t sword fighting in Camelot or throwing axes in Kattegat, he was pulling off a heist in Rhode Island or getting hit by a car (then stealing said car). “It’s simply not true that you just walk into jobs,” Standen explains. “Usually you get cast for what your strength is. I’m a very physical actor; I have a very physical presence, and I got into acting to play numerous different characters—and characters that were far removed from myself.” “I don’t actually like playing onto type,” he continues. “But usually, that one audition you get right at the beginning of your career is the one where people go, ‘I can just see him playing that role!’ I think I was thrown into the historical epics, the dramas that are more physical, and now I can branch out.” His roles have all been very different characters to play, but there is something Standen loves about each of them: they are flawed. “I don’t think anyone’s perfect,” he says. “There’s something I hold on to and think about quite a lot: in Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Fight Club’ (the book), the first time the main character sees Tyler Durden is on the beach, and he’s getting driftwood and shoving it in the sand…” The passage Standen’s referring to continues: “What Tyler had created was the shadow of a giant hand. Only now the fingers were Nosferatu-long and the thumb was too short, but he said how at exactly four-thirty the hand was perfect. The giant shadow hand was perfect for one minute, and for one perfect minute Tyler had sat in the palm of a perfection he’d created himself.” (Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club). “The point of that scene in the book is all you can expect from perfection is a moment, and if you look for anything more, you’re going to be disappointed,” Standen explains, “and I think human beings are the same. You can have many moments of perfection in any one day, but you have to look for them and appreciate them.”

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Extracurricular Activities When he’s not working, Standen is an acting ambassador for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

He’s Got the Beat “I did a lot of contemporary dance training,” Standen shares, “and I think it actually helps with the choreography of fighting and the sword play—you pick up the moves and your movement ability is so much better.”

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Parental Guidance “We have this little game around the dinner table now where I go, ‘Say one good thing about your day and one bad thing about your day,’” says Standen, “and none of the other kids or anyone around are allowed to question that bad thing… It’s about being readily available to communicate your feelings with the people you love.”

Location, Location, Location Some of Standen’s favorite filming locations have been in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland and Tybee Island in Georgia.

Nice Handiwork Standen is a former international Muay Thai boxer, a fencing gold medalist and is ambidextrous with a sword.

Standen never shies away from his characters’ flaws. Instead, he embraces them, letting those imperfections add texture and humanity to the roles. Aside from being flawed, the roles throughout his career have all tended to be rough around the edges. Whether he’s played the honorable knight, the battlehungry viking or the vengeful ex-CIA operative, they can categorically be called men of violence. However, Standen’s most recent role of Anthony Lavelle in “Council of Dads” is a change of pace.

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“There seems to be a big thing about toxic masculinity,” Standen says. “There’s nothing wrong with a man who cries and expresses emotion. And I wanted Anthony to be a hugger, a kisser. He’d hold his heart on his sleeve: when he’s angry, he’s angry; when he’s emotional, he’s emotional, you know?” Over the past few years, the term “toxic masculinity” has become an undeniable buzzword. The term not only challenges how our society sees men, but how our society shapes these men as well. It’s an idea that’s been around since the ‘80s, and it’s just now catching on in the mainstream. While the current rhetoric may seem like it’s mostly focused on calling out men for being

predatory or too aggressive, the term was originally created to question why our society raises our boys to feel shame for emotional expression, to utilize violence as an indicator of power and to be overtly self-reliant, among other points. While his warrior-type roles haven’t necessarily been poster boys for today’s idea of healthy masculinity (presumably due to the time periods the stories are based in), Standen has attempted to bring a more relevant portrayal of modern masculinity to his present-day characters. But not everyone has been on board with it. “I did have some time on ‘Taken’ [during] a very emotional scene...the scene felt very much like the scene in Se7en with Brad Pitt yelling, ‘What’s in the box? What’s in the box?’” Standen shares. “And I played the scene really emotionally—I had tears in my eyes— and the director came up to me and went, ‘Can we do another take? But can you stop the tears, because tough guys don’t cry.’” Despite this note, Standen felt strongly about this scene and continued to deliver an emotional performance, but by the time production was finished, each one of Standen’s tears had been edited out.

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“Anyone can be a father, but it takes a strong man to be a dad.” -Clive Standen

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In a stark contrast, Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, the producers of “Council of Dads,” were seeking the opposite from their actors. “One of the reasons I signed on [to ‘Council of Dads’] was Tony Phelan saying, ‘Let’s just stamp out this toxic masculinity,’” Standen says. “And I told him that story, and he said, ‘Well, you’re not going to get that from me.’”

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The NBC show, which aired this past March, follows the Perrys, a family that has just lost father and husband Scott Perry to cancer. In his remaining months, Scott had created a Council of Dads to help take care of his five children after he’s gone— from driving lessons to words of wisdom. “It’s been really great to play a character that’s emotionally ready,” says Standen. “There’s a lot of violence and gratuity in the world right now... and ‘Council of Dads’ has a really positive message, and it’s full of joy...and optimism about moving on, and finding humor through grief, and it’s about who shows up. It really mirrors the modern family today, I think.” Aside from its relevance, one reason Standen believes the show will resonate well with its audience is because he has seen the parallels between the story and his own reallife experiences firsthand. “‘Council of Dads’ works on so many levels, but what’s interesting to me, especially with my character, is the role of a father in our society,” Standen explains. “My dad left when I was eight years old, and I haven’t seen him since. I had an amazing man who stepped in and took over that role, and I don’t like calling my stepdad my stepfather—he’s my dad. Anyone can be a father, but it takes a strong man to be a dad.” “‘Council of Dads’ is about a man who dies of cancer...but it doesn’t have to be about death; there are lots of families out there where dads just walk out, they leave or they’re away on business for very long periods of time,” Standen continues. “So on one hand, it’s about the role of single moms and how hard they work, but it’s also about how important the role of a father figure is.” On-screen, Anthony Lavelle is a man without a family, whose superpower would be “the ability to talk to children on their level.” Standen describes his character as the “cool uncle” that kids can trust and talk to, but he’s still able to fill in as the strong male role model. “But what’s interesting is that he’s never had anyone love him,” Standen shares, “and he needs this family as much as they need him.” Another way that Anthony paralleled reality is that Standen plays the best friend of a man battling cancer, a role he has played in real life. “My best friend—best man at my wedding, best friend I have in my whole life—was diagnosed with cancer, and he was very, very ill,” Standen says. When he originally met with Rater and Phelan, who wanted him for the part of Anthony, Standen pitched himself to play the role of Scott Perry, who dies in the first episode. “I start crying in my interview with them, going ‘I’m not sure I can play this role because my best friend is dying of cancer, and I don’t want to be the guy on TV playing the best friend.’ And they said, ‘Well, maybe this is why you need to play this character.’” This is a man who has fallen backwards off a three-story-high wall (on purpose), but the role of Anthony daunted him on a much deeper level. “Most of the roles I’ve played in my career have been far removed from me,” he explains. “It’s very hard for me to go, ‘This is me. I’m playing myself.’” But Standen remembered advice he had received in drama class: if you’re scared of a role, you should play it. Fortunately, Standen’s friend is now in remission. “He’s a lot better now,” he says, “but it was terrifying at the time.” Standen’s hope for ‘Council of Dads’ is that it sparks real-time conversations within families and creates a platform where difficult, but important subjects can be broached. He believes that an open line of communication is key—not only to strong, inclusive families, but to raising the next generation as well. “It’s about communicating. There’s a lot of anxiety and depression and things that people are ashamed to talk about, and I think it’s important to vent by talking,” Standen notes. “And again [it comes back] to who shows up...about loving yourself and living in the moment,” he says with a grin. “All you can expect from perfection is a moment—so live that moment!” LOCALE MAGAZINE 43


“All you can expect from perfection is a moment, and if you look for anything more, you’re going to be disappointed, and I think human beings are the same. You can have many moments of perfection in any one day, but you have to look for them and appreciate them.” -Clive Standen

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5 Pro Tips

Survive the Drive 5 Road Trip Essentials That Will Help You Hit the Road With Confidence

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alive /// 24 hours

2nd to None 2ND & PCH IS THE PLACE TO BE

Long Beach

WRITTEN BY: RACHEL BONILLA

The corner of 2nd St and PCH has a deluxe retail complex right across from the marina. With upscale clothing stores, a unique array of specialty services and an eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants, you can spend your day sipping, shopping and strolling seaside. Here’s our guide to the ideal day at Long Beach’s newest luxury lifestyle destination!

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BOXHAUS

8:00 a.m. Morning Sweat Ú Start your day with a heart-pounding workout at BOXHAUS. With expert instructors keeping you involved and playlists to keep you moving, you’ll feel the burn as you jab, cross and hook your way through a full body sweat sesh.

2ND & PCH 6400 Pacific Coast Hwy Long Beach, CA 90803 424.217.2337 www.2ndandpch.com

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BOXHAUS www.boxhaus.co

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That’s the Spirit! Ú After your workout and a cup of joe, you’re ready for a refresh. As you stroll through the center, head to SkinSpirit to give your body the treatment it deserves. From texturing, toning and tightening to rejuvenating treatments like CoolSculpting and laser hair removal, you’ll be looking and feeling like a million bucks in no time.

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Tall, Dark and Caffeinated Ú Head over for a caffeine kick at Caffe Luxxe, and grab a croissant and coffee while you look out over the marina. They serve locally roasted coffees as well as Ethiopian and Montenegro blends. CAFFE LUXXE www.caffeluxxe.com 48 LOCALE MAGAZINE

CAFFE LUXXE

SKINSPIRIT

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HUNGRY ANGELINA

THE ITALIAN HOMEMADE COMPANY

1:30 p.m. Rooted in Flavor Ú After some shopping, you’ve worked up an appetite, so grab a table at Hungry Angelina. From waffles to seasoned fries and even vegan sushi, this plant-based restaurant strives to include a bit of everything on the menu. HUNGRY ANGELINA matthewkenneycuisine.com/ hungry-angelina BOBA GUYS

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3:00 p.m. Sip, Sip, Hooray Ú At Boba Guys, you’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth with a selection of thirstquenching boba teas, frescas and lattes. Don’t leave without trying their very own Thai Tea—brewed Ceylon black tea and spices combined with organic dairy milk and organic condensed milk. BOBA GUYS www.bobaguys.com

Use Your Noodle Ú Stomach starting to grumble? Then reserve a table at The Italian Homemade Company for a homestyle meal. With a focus on simple, great-tasting classics like spaghetti and meatballs (but with added extras like browned butter and sage), you can enjoy an authentic Italian dinner that will surely hit the spot!

THE ITALIAN HOMEMADE COMPANY

THE ITALIAN HOMEMADE COMPANY italianhomemade.com

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12:30 p.m. Shop About It Ú Next, browse through LINNE’S for a chic selection of women’s clothing and accessories. Shi Shi resort wear and blingy belts aren’t the only things that will catch your eye in this swanky, stylish boutique. LINNE’S @linnes.2ndpch

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OLUKAI

5:00 p.m. Walk in Style Ú Stop by Olukai’s aloha mobile pop-up shop and browse through a selection of stylish shoes and sandals. Crafted for the ocean lifestyle, this footwear collection is perfect for a stroll through the marina. If the shoe fits, buy it! OLUKAI www.olukai.com

AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY

9:00 p.m. The Inside Scoop Ú Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of scrumptious ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery! Choose from a variety of signature flavors like Peppermint Pattie, Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Chocolate Milk & Cookies and more. It’s the sweetest way to end your day. AMPLE HILLS CREAMERY www.amplehills.com

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alive /// inspired by

Breathe In, Breathe Out black girls breathing Is a Meditation Safe Space Created for the Well-Being of Black Women WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI • PHOTOGRAPHY BY: GERALD CARTER, TANISHA THOMAS & NEOSHA GARDNER STYLED BY: MICHELLE CARLTON • MAKEUP BY: KALENA MURPHY

Passion x Purpose • “I feel very aligned and purposeful in my work and feel like people can see why this work is so necessary and beneficial,” Marie states. She’s just getting started. Make It a Priority • Marie describes how it’s about unlearning the “go, go, go” mentality and learning self-care. Believe in Your Dreams • black girls breathing was granted $10,000 from Dream Warriors Foundation in Atlanta to kick-start the company— building the foundation to their work and their online community.  

A session consists of breathwork, organic conversations and navigating feelings and emotions the Black community has been facing. Sessions have been hosted across the country in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Boston and beyond. Due to COVID-19, black girls breathing has extended their virtual sessions over the past few months, hosting more online circles and will continue to do so until 2021. “COVID very specifically affected the Black community along with native and indigenous communities. I wanted to create an offering where people can have the work accessible—to access the actual breathwork for free—that hasn’t been a possibility, so I wanted to bring down that barrier and open up these spots,” she says. A crowdfunding campaign was launched after inquiries were made about donating sessions to make them free and available to Black women. After 150 slots were donated by non-Black allies for the May 31 class, Marie saw the need for this to continue throughout the year. black girls breathing is striving

to provide over 100 Black women per session access to free classes for one year. “It’s important to offer consistent classes to be able to shed the effects of trauma,” Marie says. Healing in the body is the overall mission of black girls breathing. “With anxiety, stress and depression, the data and medical research out there shows that Black women are the biggest segment that suffers from physical ailments linked to chronic stress,” Marie explains. A number of therapists who are a part of the BGB community, recommend their clients and are incorporated into the virtual sessions. From Toronto to Bangkok, the black girls breathing community has reached women across the globe. Marie’s overall goal is to make her services available for Black women all over the world. Women ranging from 18 to 70 years old are joining sessions to take a moment to care for themselves and invest in their overall well-being. Marie states, “As we seek equality and justice, we still need to take care of ourselves. That’s a revolutionary act in and of itself.”

Founded in 2018 by Jasmine Marie, black girls breathing is a safe space for Black women to actively nurture their mental, emotional and spiritual health through meditation and breathwork. Breathwork is a meditative healing technique that helps reframe the body’s response to trauma and triggers. “I recognized the lack of diversity in breathwork and the fact that it was generally not accessible in the Black community, especially knowing the specific challenges the Black community faces when it comes to mental health,” Marie explains. 50 LOCALE MAGAZINE

“As we seek equality and justice, we still need to take care of ourselves. That’s a revolutionary act in and of itself.” —Jasmine Marie black girls breathing www.blackgirlsbreathing.com | @blackgirlsbreathing


alive /// 5 pro tips

“Being prepared will have you focused on the trip and destination. Spend more time exploring and less time worrying.” —Ruben Piña

al Manager at KG

RUBEN PIÑA, Gener

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DON’T SKIP THE MAINTENANCE • “Fluids are the lifeblood of any car. Service intervals depend on mileage, so consider how far you’ve driven since your last service and how far you plan on driving on your trip. Then, decide what needs attention.” 2

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED • “You’ll definitely want to pack a first aid kit to ensure your safety. You can buy one or make your own DIY kit—either way, it’s a must.”

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TOOLS TO SURVIVE • “Never take any long drive without a car emergency kit. You never know what can happen on the road, and things like roadside flares, jumper cables or an emergency hammer can really save you some trouble or even save your life if it comes down to it!”

Survive the Drive 5 ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS THAT WILL HELP YOU HIT THE ROAD WITH CONFIDENCE

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: KG CUSTOM

After months of sitting at home, we’re all itchin’ for some adventure. Whether it’s a trip to Joshua Tree or a simple cruise up the coast, the team at Ken Grody Ford is here to offer some tips to make sure you’re fully equipped for your next road trip. Here is an essential checklist for your next escapade—wherever it may be!

“The No. 1 goal is safety—making sure you reach your destination without having issues you could have prevented.” —Ruben Piña

Versatility Is Key • Ken Grody Ford customizations are perfect for any lifestyle. From feel-good driving to dressing in a suit, a Ford Raptor caters to both your laid-back road-trippin’ days and higher-end nights.

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Functional Style • The Ford Raptor is great for a spontaneous trip or even a weekend getaway. There are no limits to where the Ford Raptor can take you—cross country, off-road or even camping. This truck does it all.

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CHILL OUT • “Everyone who’s done a road trip knows that your food options are limited mainly to fast food. A cooler is perfect for keeping healthier options, snacks and drinks cold during the ride.”

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BOTTLE IT UP • “Staying hydrated is always very important while traveling. With a reusable water bottle, you can get refills at gas stations and restaurants for free and save yourself some money.”

“From cold-air intakes to customizable brakes, the Ken Grody design brings its clients the ultimate horsepower.” —Ruben Piña

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alive /// spotlight Los Angeles

The Little Pink Truck That Could HOW LENITA BY GRITA TRANSCENDED ITS FLORAL ROOTS AND BECAME A VESSEL FOR INSPIRING CONNECTION AND CULTIVATING COMMUNITY

BEFORE THEY GO

Every month, LENITA features a new, unique collaboration with local artists. These pieces are offered for a limited time.

WRITTEN BY: NICOLE JEFFRIES PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JAYME BURROWS

Chances are, you’ve spotted the LENITA flower truck, drawing attention with its bold, dark text juxtaposed against the soft, pastel pink backdrop— striking, yet modest. LENITA founder and GRITA owner Nemuel DePaula carries a deep affinity for the arts and dreamed of making beauty and joy accessible throughout Los Angeles. With this vision and his little pink truck, DePaula hit the road, determined to help LA’s vibrant community “stop and smell the flores.” What started as a creative outlet flourished into something much deeper. With this new venture came the opportunity to bring local artists together, forging a sense of community and highlighting

SPOT THE TRUCK

On Saturdays, LENITA is on the move! On Sundays, you can visit the little pink truck in the Arts District, in front of

“I DO IT FOR THE SMIRKS. FOR THE PASSERSBY WHO SEE THE TRUCK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND CAN’T HELP BUT SMILE.” —NEMUEL DEPAULA

the importance of connection. While patrons can expect an assortment of freshly cut floral arrangements, LENITA also offers ceramic pots, jewelry, candles, publications and more—all originated by local artists. “The fusion of the floral business and art is a natural one,” states DePaula. There’s something honest and true about supplying beauty in its most natural form— whether it’s plucked straight from the earth or drummed up into existence by the soul of an artist. When asked about his line of work, DePaula beams, “I do it for the smirks. For the passersby who see the truck for the first time and can’t help but smile.” And what a unique and fulfilling

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Alchemy Works, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. LENITA updates their Instagram and website with Saturday locations.

CREATIVITY ACROSS COUNTRIES

DePaula moved to the US from Brazil. He first opened up a design studio, GRITA, which sparked inspiration for his flower truck.

position to be in—to have a hand in what just might be the best part of someone’s day. DePaula has shared beauty and joy with a variety of individuals from all walks of life. “Without LENITA, I would have never had the chance to interact with these people,” DePaula acknowledges, as he discusses the power of community and connecting with one another. LENITA’s most recent collaboration is with a local artist who’s curating the fragrance for a limited edition candle. The month of May marked the anniversary for LENITA, and it is a month rich in history and intention. Four years ago, DePaula unveiled his truck on Mother’s Day—in honor of his mother, Lenita.


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foodie August 2020 /// at home. authentic. al fresco.

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An Open-Air Affair Outdoor Dining in Manhattan Beach Gets Approved With the Help of Michael Zislis

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foodie /// for the fridge

BYOB

BE YOUR OWN BARTENDER WITH THESE CORONA HARD SELTZER RECIPES

WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN • ILLUSTRATIONS BY: VICENTE MARTÍ SOLAR

Drink Name:

Drink Name:

Cherry the Moment

It’s official— you can’t have warm weather without something that’s a little bubbly, and with Corona’s new Hard Seltzers, getting that “just whisked off to summer vacay” feeling has never been easier. With four delicious flavors, these sparkling sips are the secret ingredients your bar cart has been begging for. Cheers!

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Back in Blackberry

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 1 part Cherry Corona Hard Seltzer • ½ part Lime Juice • Maraschino Cherries • Ice • Slice of Lime (Garnish)

Recipe:

• In a stemless wine glass, add ice, maraschino cherries and lime juice. Top off with Cherry Corona Hard Seltzer and garnish with a slice of lime.

Drink Name:

• 1 part Blackberry Lime Corona Hard Seltzer • 1 part Limeade • Ice • Slice of Lime (Garnish)

Recipe:

• In a Collins glass, pour in ice and limeade, then top off with Blackberry Lime Corona Hard Seltzer. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Drink Name:

Mule It Over

Mango Mojo

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 1 part Mango Corona Hard Seltzer • ½ part Mango Juice • ¼ part White Rum • Simple Syrup (to taste) • Ice • Mint Leaves (Garnish)

• 1 part Lime Corona Hard Seltzer • 1 part Ginger Beer • ¼ part Vodka • Simple Syrup (to Taste) • Ice • Lime Twist (Garnish)

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• Pour ice, simple syrup and vodka into a mason jar, then top with ginger beer and Lime Corona Hard Seltzer. Garnish with a lime twist.

Recipe:

• Pour mango juice, white rum, simple syrup, torn mint leaves and ice into a hurricane glass. Top off with Mango Corona Hard Seltzer and garnish with a sprig of mint.


foodie /// how to make

HOW TO MAKE

ENDLESS Pasta-bilities Take Your Ravioli Recipe to the Next Level With These Tips From The Italian Homemade Company WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: THE ITALIAN HOMEMADE COMPANY

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“Having the knowledge of the traditions is the best; learning how to make pasta directly from my grandparents was a true treasure. We get to share that with the people who come to our restaurant. The key is to keep it original. And Italian,” Cosmi says.

Long Beach

American Dream • Mattia Cosmi and Alice Romagnoli came to America from Italy and opened The Italian Homemade Company in August 2014. Sauce Boss • Customers are encouraged to try other sauces besides the standard “red” and “white” sauces. Like an Italian • Enjoy an Aperol Spritz with an Italian charcuterie plate—the perfect pair!

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foodie /// how to make

Name: GianMarco Cosmi Job Title: Chef at The Italian Homemade Company

Transport yourself to Italy without hopping on a plane and traveling across the world. Just a drive away, The Italian Homemade Company creates fresh, homemade and authentic Italian pasta. Pick a pasta (fettuccine, tagliate, gnocchi and ravioli are just a few of the options), pick a sauce (think Bolognese, marinara and pesto) and definitely add a side of meatballs and homemade flatbread. Is your mouth watering yet?

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Started in San Francisco in 2014, The Italian Homemade Company is now opening their newest location in Long Beach at 2nd & PCH. The Italian Homemade Company is a family affair; Chef GianMarco Cosmi is the brother of Mattia Cosmi, who founded the company with his wife, Alice Romagnoli. The family came to America from Rimini, Italy—a small beach town in the region of Emilia-Romagna known for its balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, mortadella and prosciutto. Cosmi has been a chef for 14 years; he studied cooking in Italy at ALMA International School of Cuisine just outside of Parma and traveled and worked all over the country. “I’m very proud to keep the Italian tradition alive and share it here in California,” Cosmi says. While pasta is the main attraction at The Italian Homemade Company, other menu items include homemade yeast free flatbread sandwiches (aka Piadine), salads, cold plates and Italian desserts. Although every pasta at The Italian Homemade Company is delectable, the vegetarian ravioli shines. The ravioli is made with the best possible ingredients—ricotta made fresh every week at Double Eight Dairy Farm in Petaluma, Parmigiano DOP aged 24 months and an unrevealed secret that explains the freshness of all the ingredients combined. Each square noodle is individually stuffed with rich ricotta and spinach; the finest sauce pairing is the brown butter and sage sauce. “It’s a very delicate sauce that enhances the fresh pasta flavor. Sage is bitter and ricotta is sweet, so it’s a great marriage,” explains Cosmi. “Having the knowledge of the traditions is the best; learning how to make pasta directly from my grandparents was a true treasure. We get to share that with the people who come to our restaurant. The key is to keep it original. And Italian,” Cosmi says. The fast and casual environment of The Italian Homemade Company, typically packed like a true Italian trattoria, will satisfy your pasta cravings in no time. As Italian film director Federico Fellini said best, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” 62 LOCALE MAGAZINE

HOW TO MAKE AUTHENTIC, ITALIAN RAVIOLI Chef GianMarco Cosmi Walks Us Through How to Make This Delectable Dish

Bite into a raviolo—an authentic, Italian homemade delight—and experience a burst of flavor. The Italian Homemade Company, who brought their Italian recipes and secrets straight from Italy, shares how to make this delicious dish. And you’re going to want to make it again and again.

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Step 1:

• Gather your ingredients: 2 cups of double 00 flour, 3 eggs, Ricotta from Double 8 Farm (Petaluma), ParmigianoReggiano aged 24 months, ½ cup fresh spinach, nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Step 2:

• Make the pasta dough by mixing the flour and eggs. “The flour we use is the best flour, and it’s expressly milled for us in Italy by Molino Pasini. I think that makes a big difference in our pasta,” states Cosmi.

Step 3:

• “Parboil the fresh spinach, drain it and then mix with the flour and three eggs,” explains Cosmi.

Step 4:

• Use your hands to knead the dough. “The pasta needs to be kneaded for about 10 minutes until the pasta at the touch is smooth and fairly even,” says Cosmi.

Step 5:

• Roll out the dough, stuff the noodles and use a manual wheel cutter to individually cut out each ravioli.

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• Cook in salted boiling water. “Pasta will cook in just three minutes if it’s freshly made,” explains Cosmi.

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• Once your sauce of choice is added and ready to serve (browned butter and sage is recommended, topped with a sprinkle of grated Parmigiano Reggiano), pair your ravioli with a glass of Sangiovese from Romagna. “The light tannins pair with the spice and the herbal aroma of sage, and they round up the melted butter,” explains Cosmi. Buon Appetito!

“It’s a very delicate sauce that enhances the fresh pasta flavor. Sage is bitter and ricotta is sweet, so it’s a great marriage.” —GianMarco Cosmi

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foodie /// spotlight

An Open-Air Affair

Manhattan Beach

OUTDOOR DINING IN MANHATTAN BEACH GETS APPROVED WITH THE HELP OF MICHAEL ZISLIS

Michael Zislis

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: PATRICK RECORD

The Manhattan Beach City Council has approved outdoor dining now through the end of September. Restaurants are permitted to use public parking spaces and other public right-of-way spots for dining purposes, while following some requirements. The idea was spearheaded by Michael Zislis, owner of popular South Bay restaurants and hotels including Rock’N Fish, The Strand House, Shade Hotels, BREWCO and more. “I was thinking with COVID that restaurants were going to be at this lower capacity. I thought if people could dine outside in the parking spaces, it would be an incredible idea,” Zislis explains.

IT’S A VIBE

With gorgeous ocean views and summer California weather, this new outdoor dining addition has a total European vibe!

THE PLACE TO BE

Downtown Manhattan Beach is known as the “Pearl of the South Bay.” Founded in 1912, Downtown

“I THOUGHT IF PEOPLE COULD DINE OUTSIDE IN THE PARKING SPACES, IT WOULD BE AN INCREDIBLE IDEA.” —MICHAEL ZISLIS

Zislis formulated his idea into a plan and sent it out to council members. “My brother said, ‘They will never let you dine on the streets, and you’ll never be able to drink alcohol on the streets!’” Zislis says. Well, the city council and Manhattan Beach loved the idea and wanted to expand it citywide. They put it on the agenda, voted on it a couple of weeks later and approved it. Decks, platforms and other barriers for safety and health measures are required for businesses participating in outdoor dining. “It was a big effort from all of the local restaurants. We all worked together and pulled it off. It’s the best feeling in the world!” exclaims Zislis.

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Manhattan Beach is home to chic shopping, awardwinning restaurants (just steps from the beach) and incredible sunsets.

DINE IN DECADENCE

Indulge in a charcuterie and cheese board and the wild boar sausage wood-fired pizza at The Strand House.

The city took a survey of the public’s view of outdoor dining, and more than 93% of residents were supportive of the idea. “Our council really understands how devastated restaurants are from COVID. It’s just so scary for everyone and the city. This government really understood how to help the community,” says Zislis. Whether you’re craving a different dining experience or want to enjoy the SoCal summer weather and an ocean view, make your way down to Manhattan Beach! As of now, these outdoor dining opportunities are approved until the end of September.


“WHETHER YOU’RE CRAVING A DIFFERENT DINING EXPERIENCE OR WANT TO ENJOY THE SOCAL SUMMER WEATHER AND AN OCEAN VIEW, MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN TO MANHATTAN BEACH!”

THE STRAND HOUSE 117 Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.545.7470 www.thestrandhousemb.com BREWCO 124 Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.798.2744 www.brewcomb.com ROCK’N FISH 120 Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.379.9900 mb.rocknfish.com ZINC@SHADE 1221 N Valley Dr Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 310.546.4995 mb.shadehotel.com LOCALE MAGAZINE 65


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August 2020 /// makers. markets. materials.

Los Angeles

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> There’s something so exhilarating about embarking on a shopping spree. Whether you’re “just browsing” or on a mission to find the perfect gift or gadget, there is an abundance of creatives, collectors and stylists that are eager to make your outing an amazing adventure. But before you whip out your credit card and start filling your online cart, thumb through our A-Z Shoppe Guide, featuring everything from the best of beauty and custom ceramics to spring swimwear and today’s top tech.

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There’s Nothing Like Handmade

• Woodworker • Woodworking for: 1.5 Years

Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neuberger

“I love the design process. Placing and replacing different designs until I’m happy with the final pattern takes hours and is so much fun. My absolute favorite part, though, is adding finish to the final product and seeing all of the grain come to life beneath the different finishes. My Patriarchy Portrait illustration and my Sunburst Mosaic are my favorites—I never tire of looking at them.”

“For us, making things provides a break from our hectic world. It’s an opportunity to unplug and truly enjoy the process— not just the end result. That’s what we’re really into; it’s not just going through the motions of making something, it’s experiencing each step of the process, both as an effort to improve your skills and to just zone out.”

Kalah Bernardo

Woodn’t You Like to Know

P.F. CANDLE CO. www.pfcandleco.com @pfcandleco

Coachella Valley

No Place Like the Present Santa Ana

Culver City

Oceanside

Los Angeles

Knotting Much

Rachel Breuklander • Fiber Artist, Owner of The Lark’s Head • Fiber Artist for: 3 Years

“Creating an intricate wall hanging often starts at my sketchbook. Once I have a design, I spend hours or days just tying knots. Finally, I meticulously trim until each piece is complete. My favorite part is stepping back to see the piece right before the final trim. I love seeing how a sketch can evolve into something completely new as I progress.”

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THE LARK’S HEAD www.thelarksheadshop.com @thelarksheadshop

Gusta MUCHO

Sofia Enriquez • Artist • Artist for: 10 Years

“One of my favorite moments was displaying my summer MUCHO collection as a performance piece with several models that interacted with my large-scale art installation of six paisley sculptures at Coachella 2019. It’s surreal to see my work living outside of my studio, [not to mention] outside of my head. Seeing my work outside for people to experience is incredibly motivating.”

SOFIA ENRIQUEZ www.sofiaenriquez.com @sofiaenriquez

Photos - Ash + Iron: Kalah Bernando & Brandon Bernardo | The Lark’s Head: Chelsea Maras Photography & Rachel Breuklander | P.F. Candle Co.: Grant Puckett | Sofia Enriquez: Ed Zabel & Jane Chouteau

ASH + IRON www.ashandironco.com @ashandiron

• Co-owner and CEO; Co-owner and COO, P.F. Candle Co. • Candlemakers for: 13 and 7 Years


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Kelly Keane McCullough

A.J. Woodruff

“Seek inspiration, visualize, sketch ideas, convert sketches to designs, communicate designs to weavers, await the magic. [The best parts of designing are] experimenting with colorways and shapes, awaiting the final product and unveiling what a drawn design becomes as a woven piece of art. Creativity is the manifestation of my thoughts and vision into reality—it is my freedom.”

“I work a little backwards. I create an item first, and from that item I formulate a mood and story. Production... is almost always challenging and oftentimes painful but a necessary evil. It looks a lot like Band-Aids and broken nails—I’ve worked with my hands for years now, which basically means never having a decent manicure, but it comes with the territory.”

• Owner and Designer, Tribe + True • Curating Artisan Goods for: 5 Years

TRIBE + TRUE www.tribetrue.com @tribeandtrue

Trust the Process

• Designer and Owner, Respect the Chief • Designer for: 10 Years in Fashion, 4 Years in Jewelry

RESPECT THE CHIEF www.respectthechief.com @respectthechief

Tool and Nail San Diego

Los Angeles

Photos - Tribe + True | Made Solid: Charlie Chipman | Respect the Chief: Laura Perkins | Cage & Lantern: Kambria Fischer

Costa Mesa

Palm Springs

Hide and Seek

Peter Maxwell

• Owner and Designer, Made Solid • Leatherworker for: 40 Years

“[I love] finding unexpected elements in the character of a hide and using those in our pieces. The life is in the use of my work— the patina, after years of love—so seeing anything that has transformed from light leather to a deep dark creates an instant connection for me. Everyone that uses Made Solid anything is a friend.”

MADE SOLID www.madesolidinla.com @madesolidinla

Sew It Goes

Teddy and Marissa Kovach

• Creators and Designers, Cage & Lantern • Artisans for: 7 Years

CAGE & LANTERN www.cageandlantern.com @cageandlantern

“It’s fun to start with a product idea and piece it all together. I personally love making our baby shoes, which were one of the first products I designed, and because all of my children have worn them. Teddy, on the other hand, is excellent with hand stitching, so he loves making wallets, briefcases and basically anything that requires hand stitching.”

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Liquid Eyeliner $9.99 HONEST BEAUTY www.honest.com

Agave+ Daytime Lip Balm $14

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BITE BEAUTY www.bitebeauty.com

Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder $30

BENEFIT COSMETICS benefitcosmetics.com

4 FENTY BEAUTY www.fentybeauty.com

5 Holographic Stick $20 MILK MAKEUP www.milkmakeup.com

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Boy Brow $16

GLOSSIER www.glossier.com

Because We Don’t Always Wake up Like This WRITTEN BY: LIZ ROMERO • PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER • HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

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The “no-makeup makeup” trend is still in full force, and we have the iconic beauty products to create the look. One swipe of Glossier’s Boy Brow creates super full and feathery brows. Fake false lashes with Fenty’s Full Frontal Mascara that delivers with volume, and add a pop of pink to your cheeks with Benefit’s Dandelion Blush. These one-swipe products are meant for easy application and long-lasting wear for a fresh face of no-makeup makeup. 72 LOCALE MAGAZINE

7 Diamond Sharts Liquid Eyeshadow $9 KIMCHI CHIC BEAUTY www.kimchichicbeauty.com

Product Photos - KimChi: Natasha Nielsen | Glossier: Colin Voigt | Benefit Cosmetics | BITE Beauty | Milk Makeup | Honest Beauty | Fenty Beauty By Rihanna

Full Frontal Volume Lift & Curl Mascara $24


Stein $45

Lumpy Vase $50

Sm Raw Planter $45

Feminine Flair Creative Creations

Orange County

Photos - Costa Mesa Ceramics: Jach McKeown | Rex Design Co.: Catherine Rex | Alyssa M Julian | Prelude & Dawn: Sara Winkle | Dust Ceramics: Artur Tarkowski | One Bright Morning: Colin Voigt | Shop Isiko

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Painted Faces Travel Mugs $50

COSTA MESA CERAMICS www.costamesaceramics.com

REX DESIGN CO. www.rexdesign.co

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Handmade and created with love, these local ceramic pieces are sure to brighten up your space. Drawing inspiration from everyday life, earth and adventures, these creations are made to serve a purpose in your home, at the office or even on the go.

Tall Muse Vase by Sara Winkle $70 PRELUDE & DAWN Los Angeles www.preludeanddawn.com

It’s the Little Things

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Global Goods

Los Angeles

Dip and Drip Mugs $32 SHOP ISIKO San Diego shopisiko.com

San Diego

Earth Tones

Marble Lidded Vessel I $70 ALYSSA M JULIAN www.alyssamjulian.com

Taste of Minimalism

Palo Santo Burner $40

ONE BRIGHT MORNING www.onebrightmorning.com

Blue Ocean Black Sand Ceramic Cup $30

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FRED SEGAL

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Then and Now: How to Take Your Tresses from Throwback to Trendy

Rachel Temko

The Best Products at the Ultimate LA Cool Shopping Destination

Founder, Whimsy + Row

Then: Pompadour

Grunge Waves

Circa: 1950 Worn by: Elvis Presley Get the Look With: Matte Pomade

Circa: 1990 Worn by: Drew Barrymore Get the Look With: Texturizing Surfspray

Los Angeles

> Founded in West Hollywood in 1961, nothing screams California cool like the iconic red, white and blue Fred Segal store (that’s made its fair share of mentions in movies, i.e. Clueless, Entourage and Legally Blonde). With locations on Sunset Blvd, at the Malibu Country Mart and in the LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal, the store has also expanded internationally with locations in Switzerland, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur.

Now: Fade Circa: 2020 Worn by: Cristiano Ronaldo Get the Look With: Classic Pomade

Slicked-Back Ponytail Circa: 2020 Worn by: Zendaya Get the Look With: Light Pomade

BYRD HAIRDO PRODUCTS byrdhair.com | @byrdhair

CO-FRIENDLY Whimsy + Row Strives for Sustainability and Style

WHIMSY + ROW 12801 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066 424.500.2405 www.whimsyandrow.com

Founder Rachel Temko studied sustainable fashion while in school, and after seeing the limited options available, she decided to create her own brand. “Our story began with vintage and supporting other brands,” Temko explains. “When we transitioned into creating our own ecoconscious collections, we took a pledge that every decision we made would be the most sustainable option.” Being that the fashion industry is the thirdlargest polluter in the world, all items at Whimsy + Row undergo a strict regimen for sustainability.

WRITTEN BY: ALLIE LEBOS PHOTOGRAPHED BY: CHARLIE CHIPMAN

“Made in limited-run batches in Los Angeles, our clothing is handmade

under ethical conditions, using the most sustainable materials,” states Temko. “We produce everything locally, use low-impact dyes, zero water printing, recycled water, upcycled fabrics and fabrics made with natural fibers like linen, Tencel, certified organic cotton and cupro.” Through the efforts made at Whimsy + Row, nearly two million hours of light bulb energy have been saved, along with almost 500 pounds of waste. “Without sacrificing style, fit and quality, we are an attainable and approachable eco-conscious brand. We’ve got the best of both worlds,” says Temko. While Whimsy + Row has plenty of options when it comes to giving your wardrobe a stylish yet conscious upgrade, Temko’s favorites are their Flora Pants, Jordan Jacket, Maya Top, Linen Valentina Sets and Lola Dress.

1. “During spring and summer, we offer Boy Smells, which are amazing candles that have been flying off the shelves.” 2. “Saint Luis is a brand we carry in Recess. These are the premium vintage T-shirts that you can’t find in any other store (besides Jeffrey’s). 3. “TS(S) is a new brand we are carrying in our men’s store. The brand is a highend, contemporary line with a variety of unique silhouettes.” 4. “We have an amazing sunglass and optical provider called Framed Ewe. They have a multitude of high-end sunglasses. The one that stands out the most to me is Jacques Marie Mage. JMM has a cult following with specific frames selling out before they even hit the floor.” 5. “Assouline has done a great job bringing an assortment of coffee table books that range from a watch collector’s dream to the history of the cigar.” 6. “Proenza Schouler, a staple for most women, released the new collection of their White Label with us. It has done extremely well with an amazing selection of outerwear!”

FRED SEGAL 8500 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069 310.432.0560 www.fredsegal.com WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: FRED SEGAL SUNSET

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While following the latest and greatest trends is always important, sustainable shopping has recently made its way to the top of the priority list when looking to add to one’s closet. Luckily, Whimsy + Row makes finding eco-friendly options easy.

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ADGETS + GIZMOS These Toys Are Every Techie’s Dream

> Technology is everywhere. It’s a part of our morning routines, our daily commutes, our workdays and our days off. It’s a part of how we cook, how we clean and how we keep ourselves entertained. Let’s face it, to deny technology would be to deny yourself of a lot of today’s conveniences—but for some, the tech world has lost its luster. Don’t worry though; these eight products may sound like they’re just for kicks and gigabytes, but we think your love for gadgets and gizmos is about to feel fully charged.

Photos - Tontion Lux Video Projector and iClever Keyboard: Colin Grey Voigt | Elago | XY Find It: XY The Persistant Company | Breville | quip | Stagg EKG Electric Kettle: Fellow Products | Polaroid

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For the cinephile who always wants their favorite flicks onhand:

“Let’s face it, to deny technology would be to deny yourself of a lot of today’s conveniences…”

For the barista who’s more DIY than goand-buy:

Stagg EKG Electric Kettle $149

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Joule Sous Vide $210

For the memorymaker whose phone storage is packed with photos:

The Polaroid Lab $129.99

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2400 Lux Video Projector $69.99

For the good listener who has a playlist for every occasion:

For the on-the-go professional who can make any place a workspace:

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For that person who’s always losing their keys (you know who you are):

BK03 Bluetooth Portable Keyboard $36.99

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AirPods Wireless Charging Case $11.99

XY Find It $39.99

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For that smiley someone who’s always keepin’ it fresh:

Electric Toothbrush - $40

1. FELLOW PRODUCTS www.fellowproducts.com 2. TONTION www.amazon.com 3. XY FIND IT www.xyfindit.com 4. QUIP www.getquip.com 5 POLAROID www.polaroid.com 6. BREVILLE www.breville.com 7. ICLEVER www.iclever.com 8. ELAGO www.elago.com WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN LOCALE MAGAZINE 75


OLISTIC Cosmic Creations for a Better You WRITTEN BY: KANDACE CORNELL PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: MOON JUICE

NSIDE deKor LA Is Here to Help Make Your House a Home WRITTEN BY: AUBREY FREITAS PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: BETHANY NUERT

MOON JUICE Melrose | Silver Lake | Venice www.moonjuice.com @moonjuice

> Finding pieces that make your house a home is no easy task. Is it the color of the walls, the books on the shelves or the aesthetic of your kitchen that speaks to you? It’s a delicate recipe that Isabelle Dahlin, the founder and curator of deKor LA, has decided to take head on with her passion for interior design.

> In LA, new wellness brands and products pop up nearly every day, so finding the perfect combo can feel impossible. Moon Juice is a comprehensive line of holistic supplements, skincare products and snacks that are definitely worth mooning over.

MISSION

> “Moon Juice was born from my own experience of putting an autoimmune condition into remission,” says Founder Amanda Chantal Bacon. “Through simple daily practices, big changes were made, and I wanted to share it with as many people as possible.”

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

> Choose from an array of topical creams and natural oils, vitamins or blends with magical herbal “dusts” that can be sprinkled into lattes and juices to balance hormones to their optimal functioning levels. 76 LOCALE MAGAZINE

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> Best-selling targeted products like SuperYou ($49) and SuperHair ($60) work from the inside out to manage stress levels, while the collagen-boosting Cosmic Cream combats premature aging.

MISSION

> Dahlin sees a strong connection between wellbeing and homestyle. She notes how “your environment changes how you feel; it changes people’s energies.” Her goal is to “help others create their own escapes.”

WHY

> Moon Juice stands out with its simple mission. Bacon says, “We’re a community of people who trust their intuition, take responsibility for their education, become leaders and commit for life.”

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

DEKOR LA 3191 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 323.522.6842 | www.dekorla.com

> Dahlin calls deKor’s style “global eclectic.” They offer a mix of textiles, textures and colors from Europe and Africa. Whether you’re

looking for vintage leather theater seats or a Tibetan brass gong, they have it.

PRICE POINT

> The price point is wide, ranging from $10,000 to as little as $200. Dahlin believes that everyone should be able to have pieces that they love.

WHY

> Dahlin handpicks everything at deKor herself and makes sure to use sustainable materials in custom pieces.


EWELRY

Sparkle and Shine With These Gems From Morgan’s Jewelers

> If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, Morgan’s Jewelers in Torrance is the ultimate destination for you. Whether you are in the market for a Rolex or trying to drop a major hint to a future spouse, this one-stop showroom boasts a wonderland of gems for any occasion. MISSION

> Since 1946, Morgan’s has been family owned and operated with a staff that now includes three generations. “The core of our business is integrity,” says owner Russ Varon.

WHAT YOU’LL FIND

> With a dazzling array of gems on display, you can find everything from engagement rings and wedding bands to artfully crafted necklaces, bracelets, earrings and luxury timepieces.

PRICE POINT

> Whether you are rolling in cash or on a budget, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Ranging from the low hundreds to five figures, you’ll find pieces of all shapes, cuts, colors and sizes.

WHY

> Investing in a sentimental statement piece that suits your personal taste is always a good idea. “Anything you can imagine, we can help you create,” Varon says.

MORGAN’S JEWELERS 22200 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance, CA 90505 310.375.4471 www.morgansjewelers.com @morgansjewelers WRITTEN BY: KANDACE CORNELL PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: MORGAN’S JEWELERS LOCALE MAGAZINE 77


KIDDOS These Charming Items from Burro Kids Are Sure to Put a Smile on Your Little One’s Face

Erinn Berkson Founder, Burro

> Next door to Burro on Abbot Kinney is the bright and adorable kids counterpart, Burro Kids. “We have a great selection of products from newborn to six years old, and we really strive to have unique gifts that you can’t find everywhere,” says Founder Erinn Berkson. “We are obsessed with baby blankets, kid’s books, toys and clothing, and we really love curating everything on the shelves. Plus, it’s a one-stopshop since Burro and Burro Kids are connected—you can really shop all your gifting needs in one place.” 1. “The Bamboo Feeding Set in blush by Ekobo is just one of those covetable items that every new mom wants for her baby. It’s also environmentally sustainable.” 2. “The Organic Stardust Swaddle by Pehr Design is easy on the eyes, and it’s organic. Their soft palette is sweet for a baby and looks great draped over a stroller to help shade your littles from the sun.”

OST & FOUND

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Embark on a Quest of SelfExpression and Discover Your Life’s Wardrobe

3. “The Sheldon Shrimp from Jellycat is irresistible. We love that Jellycat comes out with so many diverse and fun plush collections. I smile everytime I see this guy!”

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5. “The Taco Truck by Candy Lab looks great on a shelf. Candy Lab really does an excellent job with their bright, happy colors—makes cleaning up after the kids slightly more fun.”

BURRO KIDS 1405 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, CA 90291 310.450.6283 www.burrogoods.com

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LOST & FOUND Hollywood | Santa Monica lostandfoundshop.com @lostandfoundshop_la

Lost & Found offers more than clothing and home decor to its loyal patrons. It serves as a toolbox for those with an innate need to create— whether it be the transformation of a space or the declaration of a statement, fashionably draped on one’s physical canvas. It’s a Bohemian-inspired time machine that transports you back to an era when quality eclipsed quantity. It exists as a destination for curating an aesthetic that is daring and novel, but true to one’s identity and expression.

4. “The Maileg Metal Kitchen is a perfect compliment to all the wonderful Maileg mice—it’s fun to see kids’ imaginations go wild. Their attention to detail is swoon-worthy.”

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: BURRO KIDS

[Lost & Found] is a Bohemian-inspired time machine that transports you back to an era when quality eclipsed quantity.

Jamie Rosenthal Founder, Lost & Found

When Jamie Rosenthal opened her first Lost & Found location 20 years ago, she wanted to give Los Angeles a taste of what the world has to offer. “My father was a shoe designer and manufactured in Italy and around the world in the ‘60s and ‘70s,” says Rosenthal. “My aesthetic is influenced by this period in design and fashion, and where it

intersects with the intellectual and social ideals of this time.” Rosenthal prioritizes craftsmanship and offers a rotating inventory of European fabrics, art and furniture. She is thoughtful in her shop selections and hopes that her pieces “invoke a sense of curiosity and a human connection that does not exist with many mass-produced products and chain stores.” Lost & Found has now expanded to three locations. Like the treasures that take sanctuary inside their walls, these concept stores continue to stand the test of time and gently remind us that beauty doesn’t always fade. Rosenthal continues to remain curious and in motion, always on the hunt for hidden gems across the globe. WRITTEN BY: NICOLE JEFFRIES PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: LOST & FOUND


Dual Sided Hat Bailey Hats $150 > “I’ve collected Bailey Hats over the years, and this one is my favorite in particular. It’s totally season-less, but a straw hat really is ideal anywhere that is nearly tropical and sunny everyday.”

Tommy Lei

Crossbody Belt Bag Fendi $1,490 > “I’ve been repping Fendi [since] I first started investing in luxury goods in my wardrobe. It’s an indulgent statement that is both functional and timeless.”

Styleteller, Consultant, Heart Whisperer, Real Estate Dabbler, Home Staging Enthusiast

Halyard Hans Wegner-inspired Lounge Chair Rove Concept $1,999 > “This Rove Concepts lounge chair is a remarkable replica of the Hans Wegner original. It’s also super comfy to boot.”

Stagg EKG Kettle Fellow $169 > “This kettle allows you to control the temperature of the water to the degree. Perfect for coffee pour-overs or a specific tea brew when you’re in need of a pick me up.”

Isamu Noguchi Table Herman Miller via Design Within Reach $1,995 > “A Noguchi table has been high on my wish list for my first real home for a long time. It’s an iconic table that comes with a swivel wooden base that looks good at any angle. Smitten!”

TOMMY LEI @mybelonging

Limited-Edition Serigraphs Fong Min Liao $500 per print (although a commission will start at $3,000 and up)  > “My dear friend, Fong Min Liao, is a homegrown artist whose body of work stems from the heart and nothing more. I’ve loved her take on organic forms and how they relate to selfgrowth (and identity).”

Y STYLE From Home Decor to Fashion, Tommy Lei Is the Epitome of Chic and Sophisticated Tommy Lei—the creator, founder and mind behind MYBELONGING— knows a thing or two about style. “The art of merging style and personal identity through a visual dialogue about high fashion and lifestyle,” is what Lei calls Styletelling. Working with brands such as Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Audi, Lei has made his mark in the creative and fashion worlds.

Camp-Collar Crinkled-Cotton Shirt COS $89 > “I have a tendency to live in basics that I can dress up or down depending on the weather or occasion. COS makes pieces that are livable, breathable and accessible—like this shirt!”  WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: MATT MISISCO LOCALE MAGAZINE 79


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Santa Monica

MUST-TRY TREATMENTS Ocean Prelude THE SPA AT TERRANEA Rancho Palos Verde www.terranea.com

Caviar Lifting and Firming Facial

LA PRAIRIE SPA AT WALDORF ASTORIA BEVERLY HILLS Beverly Hills www.waldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com

Himalayan Salt Stone

WELL SPA AT MIRAMONTE INDIAN WELLS RESORT & SPA Indian Wells www.miramonteresort.com

Happy Couple

EW YOU

WHISPERS SPA AT LA SERENA VILLAS Palm Springs www.laserenavillas.com

California Citrus Scrub

Steps From the Sand and Miles Away From Worry, Your Utopia Awaits

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There’s something sacred in practicing self-care and allowing yourself to truly be nurtured by others. We go through life carrying unwanted stress, yet we so rarely take the time to unburden ourselves with what no longer serves us. As we look for ways to center ourselves, we turn to those who practice healing and recalibration. The Sea Wellness Spa–located in Santa Monica’s Hotel Casa del Mar–welcomes the vulnerability and intention that comes with this undertaking with reverence and gratitude. Rooted in care and attentiveness, the Sea Wellness Spa promises to cultivate an individualized experience for each client that passes through its doors. “Our intimate, boutique spa allows us to focus on only a handful of clients at one time,” says Spa Director Rachel Stacy. They continue to carry out their mission 80 LOCALE MAGAZINE

THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL Laguna Niguel www.ritzcarlton.com

for health through a unique and varied set of treatments. The Soothing Waves at Sea Treatment offers a massage and mini facial incorporating locally sourced elements, blending ocean minerals, Malibu lavender and rose stones. Aside from common spa offerings like massages and facials, Sea Wellness Spa boasts advanced skincare services and private yoga sessions. Plus, their extensive line of local, organic products allows guests to continue their self-care at home. “Our retail offerings are diverse, providing a full range for each skin type and need,” states Stacy. Regardless of your needs, finding moments of stillness and comfort amid the chaos that surrounds us is essential to our well-being. It’s never too late to treat yourself to a day of pampering and surrender your troubles to nearby waters.

Maximum Indulgence

THE SPA AT LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA Dana Point www.marriott.com

Herbal Reflexology

SEA WELLNESS SPA AT HOTEL CASA DEL MAR 1910 Ocean Way Santa Monica, CA 90405 844.880.1077 www.hotelcasadelmar.com/spa/ sea-wellness-spa WRITTEN BY: NICOLE JEFFRIES PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: HOTEL CASA DEL MAR

THE CENTER FOR WELLBEING AT FAIRMONT GRAND DEL MAR Del Mar www.fairmont.com/san-diego

Fire & Ice Signature Body Wrap

WILLOWS HOTEL & SPA AT VIEJAS AT VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT Alpine www.viejas.com/willows-hotel-spaat-viejas


Photos - Vase: Zense Home | Popsicle: Elena Bulatova | Banana Lamp: Seletti | Magnetic Levitation Turntable: Touch of Modern | Chanel Basketball: The RealReal | Bottle: LOUIS XIII COGNAC | Star Wars Cufflinks: Neiman Marcus | D&G Toaster: Dolce & Gabbana

MG I Want It All > There’s cool. And then there’s really cool. And while money doesn’t grow on trees, if it did, we would absolutely spend it on these ridiculously expensive items. From limited edition champagne to magnetic levitation turntables, these products steal the spotlight in the dual categories of outrageous and sensational.

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Banana Lamp Phooey $330

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Vase $195

Magnetic Levitation Turntable $3,599-$3,899

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The Sweet Life, Yellow/Orange Popsicle $899

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LOUIS XIII Black Pearl AHD $13,000

1. CHANEL www.therealreal.com 2. CUFFLINKS.INC www.neimanmarcus.com 3. ZENSE HOME www.zensehomecollection.com 4. LOVE & AESTHETICS www.loveandaesthetics.com 5. TOUCH OF MODERN www.touchofmodern.com 6. SMEG X DOLCE & GABBANA www.neimanmarcus.com 7. ELENA BULATOVA FINE ART www.elenabulatovafineart.com 8. LOUIS XIII COGNAC www.louisxiii-cognac.com WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER LOCALE MAGAZINE 81


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RINTS + PATTERNS

ban.do Provides Products with Purpose

> What would life be without fun prints and patterns? Thanks to popular lifestyle brand ban.do, we may never have to know. According to ban.do’s Senior Creative Director Ali LaBelle, “Things sure have changed over the last 12 years! Since the start of ban.do, we’ve evolved into a lifestyle brand and make a whole lot of products, including stationery, apparel, drinkware and bags.” While ban.do strives to inspire their customers with state-ofthe-art products, LaBelle says, “Our product design team draws inspiration from so many places, but ultimately, we are inspired by our customers...We make and sell things we

genuinely use and love.” Being that they curate an array of products and items, intention remains the focus behind anything crafted and sold at ban. do. “What sets us apart is that with everything we do—from designing and customer service to the brands we choose to partner with—we do with intention. We want to give our customers the tools to be their best...the idea is that we’re bringing joy and optimism into their day,” explains LaBelle. While ban.do promotes an impressive selection of lifestyle products, some customer favorites include ban.do’s yearly planners, notepads, intentionsetting necklaces and graphic tees.

BAN.DO www.bando.com @shopbando WRITTEN BY: ALLIE LEBOS PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: BAN.DO

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REFORMATION

UARTZ Our Love for This Trendy Stone Is Crystal-Clear > From lighting fixtures to kitchen essentials, this crystalline mineral has found its way into our homes and hearts. Quartz is believed to have a calming and soothing energy that helps promote peaceful sleep, healing and harmony! Here are four products that will get you started on how to incorporate the benefits of this trendy crystal into your everyday life. WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER

Photos - Q Massage Wand: Colin Voigt | Quartz Rough Lamp: Rock Paradise | Salt & Pepper Shakers: KelsiKitchen | Quartz Serving Board: BHF Home | R Alex Abercrombie

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Quartz Salt & Pepper Shakers $148

GATHERED HOME www.gatheredhome.com

Quartz Serving Board $64.99 BHF HOME www.bhfhome.com

Quartz Rough Lamp $58 ROCK PARADISE www.rockparadise.com

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Sustainability, Femininity and Effortless Style— Reformation Has Your Back > Timeless staple items are what you can expect from Reformation. While revolutionizing the typical brick-and-mortar shop, Reformation stores have only one of each item on display, making for a minimalistic, aesthetically pleasing shop. The high-tech dressing rooms include adjustable lighting, touch screens (scroll through and request more items to try on) and speakers with an aux cord (to break out in your happy dance when those jeans fit just right). MISSION > Sustainability is at the core of Reformation. Releasing quarterly sustainability reports, being 100% carbon neutral and owning a sustainable factory in Los Angeles are just a few ways Reformation keeps it green. WHAT YOU’LL FIND > Classic jeans, printed dresses, classy tops, wedding attire, comfy sweats, swim and shoes: Ref has it all. PRICE POINT > Prices typically range from $50 to $250, depending on the product. The quality and assurance of sustainable practices is worth the investment. WHY > Fashion is the third-most polluting industry in the world. Reformation is here to change that. Fast fashion is out, and chic everlasting pieces are here to stay. REFORMATION Culver City | Melrose | Santa Monica www.thereformation.com | @reformation

Massage Wand $14-$28 THE CHAKRA SHACK www.thechakrashack.com

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TYLE LIKE THIS

Dress It up or Dress It Down—Here’s 4 Ways to Wear a Denim Jacket

> Create four looks using the same denim jacket for each look? Challenge accepted! The iconic denim jacket can be dressed up or down for four stylish looks—from running errands, enjoying bottomless mimosas with the crew, celebrating a casual Friday or dolling up for date night.

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Bustier

LUXE BY IVY Shopluxebyivy.com

Sweat Suit

Jacket

APIECE APART, ALCHEMY WORKS www.alchemyworks.us

LEVI’S, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Jacket

LEVI’S, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Jeans

AMUSE SOCIETY, STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Shoes

CARIUMA Cariuma.com

Shoes

SAM EDELMAN www.samedelman.com

Earrings

PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Running Errands

Date Night

> Create an effortlessly casual look to run your errands in. Dress it down with an on-trend sweatsuit, sneakers, a messy bun and top it off with your go-to denim jacket.

> Feel like your best self in black denim, heels and a fits-in-all-theright-places bustier, topped with your denim jacket for the ultimate date-night fit. Now, the only thing missing is your arm candy!

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WRITTEN BY: LIZ ROMERO

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER

STYLED BY: JANELLE ARREOLA

HAIR AND MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM

MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

“When in doubt, wear denim.”

4 Top

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LACK OF COLOR, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Dress

FAITHFULL THE BRAND, PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

TRÈS BIEN, STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Jacket

LEVI’S PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Pants

STITCH AND FEATHER stitchandfeather.com

Shoes

CARIUMA cariuma.com

Jacket

LEVI’S PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Shoes

BLONDE CLOTHING blondeclothingboutique. com/store

Earrings

PRISM BOUTIQUE www.prismboutique.com

Sunday Brunch

Casual Friday

> Celebrate Sunday Funday with endless mimosas, your crew and the cutest brunch look. Start with a chic but comfy sundress, sandals, the shadiest hat you can find and hang your denim jacket over your shoulders (or tie it around your waist) for the ultimate ready-to-brunch look.

> Finally! It’s Friday! Strut the casual Friday look in your vintage band tee, comfy wide-leg pants, sneakers and your vintage denim jacket.

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RENDING Graf Lantz Is Here to Add a Personal Touch to Your Style > Graf Lantz is a crafty collection of wool, leather and canvas products designed to elevate and inspire. “Keep it simple. Keep it natural. Keep it different,” says Daniel Lantz, Co-CEO of Graf Lantz. From tote-ally cute bags and backpacks to trinkets like coasters, placemats and vases, Graf Lantz is determined to make a piece of their collection part of your story.

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Jaunt Petite Orange/ Natural $242

Frankie Petite Granite/ Natural $389

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Bedford Backpack Granite/ Natural $348

Hana Boat Bag Canvas Horizon $138

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Toto Brief Granite $288

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Hana Go Canvas Poppy $128


NDERWATER Take a Dip in One of These Fresh and Fun Suits

310 Board Shorts $79.95

BIRDWELL BEACH BRITCHES www.birdwell.com

The Reversible Deep Jungle Top & Bottom $77 & $73

Sydney One Piece $148

INDIGO SWIMWEAR www.indigoswim.com

Photos - Beach Riot, San Onofre Surf Company, Rhythm. & Vissla: Colin Voigt | L Space | Vitamin A | Birdwell Beach Britches | Indigo Swimwear

BEACH RIOT www.beachriot.com

Cuba Stripe Beach Short Vintage Gold $62

Bedette Bodysuit $198

VITAMIN A www.vitaminaswim.com

RHYTHM. www.rhythmlivin.com

Pointelle Rib Cha Cha One Piece Swimsuit $187 LSPACE www.lspace.com

Trestles Boardshort $65

SAN ONOFRE SURF COMPANY www.sanonofresurfco.com

Radical Roots 18.5� Boardshort $59.95 VISSLA www.vissla.com

The Reversible Traveler Swimsuit $149 INDIGO SWIMWEAR www.indigoswim.com

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Irvine

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ALMONT AD

This Luxurious Line Will Give Your Skin the VIP Treatment

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Valmont Eye C-Gel $110

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Valmont Moisturizing Serumulsion $165

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Valmont Prime Renewing Pack $230

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Valmont Clarifying Pack $230

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WAVE PLASTIC SURGERY 2700 Alton Pkwy, Ste 231 Irvine, CA 92606 949.899.6380 www.waveplasticsurgery.com PHOTOGRAPHED BY: CHARLIE CHIPMAN

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1. The Medium Suitcase $275

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KARDO seedpeoplesmarket.com

HERE YA OFF TO?

AWAY www.awaytravel.com

2. Adirondack Blanket $128 FAHERTY www.fahertybrand.com

3. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 $399.95

8. Collapsible Water Bottle $24.95 QUE BOTTLE www.quebottle.com

9. Est. 1960 Cap $35

FJÄLLRÄVEN fjallraven.com/us/en-us

10. Dodson - Sunglasses $140

Enjoy the Ride With These Top-Notch Travel Essentials

BOSE www.bose.com

RAEN raen.com

WRITTEN BY: KAYLIN WAIZINGER PHOTOGRAPHED BY: COLIN VOIGT

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W&P www.wandpdesign.com

5. The Manhattan Soap In a Tin $12

THE SCOTTISH FINE SOAPS COMPANY seedpeoplesmarket.com

6. Passport Sleeve $99

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> There’s nothing more exciting than packing your bags for a much-needed getaway. But for most vacationers, travel plans came to a screeching halt over the past few months. However, when you feel comfortable enough to fly again, these topof-the-line products will make your ride in the sky that much easier. From luxury noise-cancelling headphones to a nifty carry-on cocktail kit for mile-high sippin’, these travel essentials are a must when it comes to planning your next vacation. LOCALE MAGAZINE 89


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TechSweat Crop $45

> Empowered, strong and confident—this is how you’ll feel while working out in an outfit that’s functional and fitting. Power through your sweat wearing brands that know you’re going to push yourself and conquer your next workout class. Trust us, you’ll even look forward to your next sweat sesh!

Cidney Corpuz Founder, Hawt Yoga

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER AND COLIN VOIGT STYLED BY: JANELLE ARREOLA HAIR & MAKEUP BY: HEATHER BALAAM MODEL: CHELSEA RASHOFF OF BRAND MODEL & TALENT AGENCY, www.brandtalent.net

4 FINCH Shoes $280 BLONDE blondeclothingboutique.com

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City Zen Duffle $198

Tribeca Blue Strap $18

ALO YOGA www.aloyoga.com

5 Electra Long & Lean Legging $128 KIRAGRACE www.kiragrace.com

YOGA DESIGN LAB yogadesignlab.com

6 Combo Mat Geo Night $78

YOGA DESIGN LAB yogadesignlab.com

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Haze Favorite Tee $70 AVOCADO www.shopavocado.com

Ooh-La-Shavasanaaaah

OUTDOOR VOICES www.outdoorvoices.com

Break a Sweat in Style and Comfort

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AvoMuse Boxy Tee $65 AVOCADO www.shopavocado.com

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Think ROYLN $358

RANCHO RELAXO www.ranchorelaxoca.com

> For a true yogi, your practice is more than a workout—it’s a holistic experience. “From wherever you’re coming from (work, school, traffic, life), feel like you’re walking down a runway in France or through the bowels of a stadium to enter the field,” says Founder Cidney Corpuz. And just like any other journey, you’re going to need the right gear, whether you’re practicing in the studio or at home. Here are Corpuz’s top picks for his practice. Namaste! 1. “An affordable yoga mat is an accessible pick under $25. Indecision on what yoga mat to get can be an obstacle when it comes to practice. You can always stack mats for extra cushion!” www.gaiam.com 2. “Yogitoes is super durable and lasts forever. This pick is pricier but definitely worth it. A mat towel can soak up sweat, add grip and is washable (great for hygiene).” www.manduka.com 3. “A massage on demand—where you want it and compact! Rogue Lacrosse Balls are known for ‘myofascial release.’ That’s fancy talk for selfmassage. Get two!” www.roguefitness.com 4. “Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. It can take 15-20 minutes to process hydration. Once you are thirsty, it’s too late! This bottle from Kuarto is cool, and your purchase helps support a small business.” www.kuarto.co 5. “What to wear, what to wear. Fellas— get the tights. You don’t have to wear anything underneath. Breathable, durable and you can always layer shorts on top. Move with confidence.” www.virusintl.com

HAWT YOGA 2nd & PCH 6420 E PCH, Ste 165 Long Beach, CA 90803 www.hawtyogastudio.com @hawtyoga WRITTEN BY: JORDAN NISHKIAN PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED BY: MATT RYAN


Silk Sleep Mask $50

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Dream Dust Sachet Box $35

Lights Out, It’s Time for Bed > Ah, the best time of the day. Take off those daytime clothes and jump into something comfy and cozy. Dim your lights, pour a cup of tea and forget all the worries of the day. It’s what you’ve been waiting for since you woke up— that’s right—it’s bedtime. WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI PHOTOGRAPHED BY: JOHN GLOVER

MOON JUICE www.cosbar.com

4 Washable Silk Pillowcase $74 LUNYA www.lunya.co

Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray $46

THIS WORKS www.cosbar.com

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LANDS’ END www.landsend.com

Nautico The Woven Cami $64

EBERJEY www.eberjey.com

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Nautico The Woven Short $60

Aldon Two-Tone Luxe Fleece Pullover $139

VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER www.velvet-tees.com

EBERJEY www.eberjey.com

Nautico The Woven Pant $84

EBERJEY www.eberjey.com

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VELVET BY GRAHAM & SPENCER www.velvet-tees.com

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escape August 2020 /// disconnect. daydream. dive in.

Paso Robles

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Get the Deets

PHOTO BY: Kelsea Holder • THE TRAILER POND 2825 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446 | 805.458.8010 | www.thetrailerpond.com

Disconnect & Reconnect Camp Under the Stars at This Retro Trailer Pond Set on 130 Acres in Paso Robles

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escape /// get the deets

Disconnect & Reconnect CAMP UNDER THE STARS AT THIS RETRO TRAILER POND SET ON 130 ACRES IN PASO ROBLES

WRITTEN BY: TAYLOR GORSKI

Call up your girlfriends, your SO or a group of your wine-loving friends and road trip up to The Trailer Pond located on the California Central Coast. Situated in Paso Robles (about 200 miles north of Los Angeles), The Trailer Pond is where camping meets wine tasting. Not just sleepin-a-tent kind of camping, but one-of-a-kind camping in vintage trailers (that are oh, so Insta-worthy).

Paso Robles

The Trailer Pond is tucked away on 130 acres of the organically farmed, boutique Alta Colina winery.

Upgraded Camping

Do Not Disturb

• Five bright, retro trailers surround the property’s pond, each with their own little front porch. Each trailer sleeps one to three adults. While you sleep in comfort— and style—it’s still a camping experience. “There is a communal outdoor camp kitchen that includes all pots and pans, communal bathrooms, hot outdoor showers and an amazing dock for lounging under the night sky with perfect visibility of the stars!” explains Holm.

• Spend a weekend unplugged, outside in the sunshine and with a glass of vino in hand. Private wine tastings are available on the Sundowner Deck, and catered farm-to-table dinners are available for groups. Hike through the bright green vineyards, take a relaxing private yoga class and relax with sunset movie nights in the magical vineyard. Don’t forget your film or disposable camera!

Travel With Friends • Individual trailers are available for booking, as well as group offerings and packages. Whether it’s a bachelorette party, a work retreat or a romantic weekend away, The Trailer Pond awaits your next weekend adventure.

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The Trailer Pond is tucked away on 130 acres of the organically farmed, boutique Alta Colina winery. “The way Alta Colina cares for their land, the vines and their business was very much in line—so our partnership was formed,

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and the rest is history!” Holm beams. Exclusive access to Alta Colina wine is offered to guests staying at The Trailer Pond. “When you’re drinking Alta Colina wine at The Trailer Pond, you’re drinking wine made from grapes grown in the vineyard you’re camping in.”

THE TRAILER POND 2825 Adelaida Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446 805.458.8010 www.thetrailerpond.com

Photos - Alicia Sessler, Anna Delores & Kelsea Holder

Book in Advance • Launched by the company Tinker Tin in 2016, founder and owner Jaime Holm explains that they always dreamt of expanding and adding a permanent camp to their business. Four years later, the company is a huge success—you typically have to book your stay at The Trailer Pond months in advance.


thank you to our partners 2nd & PCH Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage ARCHPOT Bungalows Key Largo Caliva Catalina Express Chrome Hearts | Trendy Eyes Optometry Classic Club Constellation Brands JONES AGENCY, PALM SPRINGS Karma Automotive LLC Ken Grody Ford Lillet Medterra CBD Morgan’s Jewelers Torrance Rock & Brews Shade Hotel Redondo Beach | Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach | Sea Level Restaurant & Lounge zinc@shade | The Brews Hall | The Strand House | Rock’N Fish Manhattan Beach BREWCO Buzzrock Brewing Co. | George Lopez Brewing Co. The Cassara Carlsbad, Tapestry Collection by Hilton The Point The Westgate Hotel William Grant & Sons

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Los Angeles August 2020  

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