Vanessa Payes

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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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10 Terrible Fashion Trends That Blew Up In Popularity In LA

Whether you’re a resident of Los Angeles or not, one thing is well known: Los Angeles’ trendsetters and celebrity residents have been known to have fingers on the pulse of fashion trends. When these trends […]

11/03/2014

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13 Items An Angeleno Would Pack In Their Apocalypse Survival Kit

What would an Angeleno need to survive the apocalypse? Check out the 12 items you’d probably find in an Angeleno’s survival bag.

10/31/2014

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Top 10 Trashiest Halloween Costumes

Almost anyone will agree that gory or ghoulish Halloween costumes can be an unbecoming mess of smeared make up and sweaty skin after a night of bar hopping and partying. If you wanna look good […]

10/25/2014

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