Vanessa Payes

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Best Fish Tacos In Los Angeles

By Vanessa Payes Fish tacos are an immaculate composition of salty, crunchy, and creamy textures that are guaranteed to make your mouth water at first glance. For years, surfers, travelers, and residents along the Baja […]

12/31/2014

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Sweets Shops In Los Angeles That Willy Wonka Would Love

By Vanessa Payes There is no such thing as a generation gap when it comes to sweet treats. 50 years ago, Roald Dahl’s iconic children’s book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, captivated the hearts and […]

12/28/2014

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Best Weird Museums and Tours in Los Angeles

By Vanessa Payes There are countless museums, tours and exhibits in Los Angeles that showcase the city’s arts, culture and Hollywood movie history. Although much can be learned about this grand and fascinating city with […]

12/25/2014

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Neighborhood Guide to Echo Park, Silverlake and Los Feliz

By Vanessa Payes You don’t have to be a hipster to hang in Echo Park, Silverlake, and Los Feliz. Don’t let the block-to-block record stores, snazzy coffee shops and bushy-bearded dudes sporting canvas totes throw […]

12/17/2014

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High School Confidential: Los Angeles High Schools With Celebrity Alumni

By Vanessa Payes Los Angeles is a movie star megalopolis that thrives on the business of entertainment and is also the hometown of some of biggest names in show business. Before their famous faces were […]

12/15/2014

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Rock and Roll’s Most Infamous Love Triangles

By Vanessa Payes Sex has always taken center stage in the splendid albeit sordid lives of legendary rock stars. Many of rock and roll’s royals have endured dramatic love triangles as they swapped lovers, wives, […]

12/14/2014

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8 Annoying Things Waiters Hate About Los Angeles Customers

By Vanessa Payes Many aspiring entertainers, college students, and new arrivals in Los Angeles, make their living by waiting tables. Working in the food service industry can be physically and mentally exhausting especially when dealing […]

12/13/2014

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School Of Rock: Los Angeles’ Punk & Rock History on Film

By Vanessa Payes The city of Los Angeles has cultivated some of the most influential bands in music history. Surfers, skaters, hippies, metal heads, mystics and junkies all underline the unique aesthetic of many Los […]

12/13/2014

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Coolest Glamping Destinations in Southern California

By Vanessa Payes  These summer months in Los Angeles can be a bit of a grind for Angelenos as we to relax and kick back while hordes of tourists descend upon the city. The crowded […]

12/11/2014

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Top 25 Movies To See Before You Die

An unofficial guide to the top movies to see before you kick off.

11/06/2014

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