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Maxfield Chic Boutique in Los Angeles

A concept store, Maxfield is home to a fantastic selection of obscure avant-garde fashion designers as well as high fashion labels.

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Ici Icecream Parlor in Berkeley

Highly recommended by trusted friends, we made our way with anticipation to ICI in Berkely.  Immediately our attention was grabbed by a chalkboard notice of “Peppermint Ice Milk”.   Well, it turns out Ice Milk is perfect – lighter then Ice Cream, more luscious then sorbet.  What a simple, taste-altering concept.   So many times, the simple things are the most striking.  The purest. Ice creams,… Read More

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Il Cane Rosso Restaurant in San Francisco

A casual, rotisserie and sandwich shop fronted by beautiful antipasti and headed by a rustic menu. Kudos to Chefs Lauren Kiino and Daniel Patterson- who have created the perfect “mall” restaurant. Quick and homey, and very reasonably priced- would all food court restaurantsachieve such an admirable combination.

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J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles

At the J. Paul Getty Museum there is a fine collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, European and American photographs aside rotating special exhibits. However, they all take a bit of a backseat to the wonderfulPlatinum LEED certified, modernist complex that highlights both nature and culture. Designed by Natural light architect Richard Meier the “Getty” is a as much a park as it is museum. A haven in the sprawling smog that is Los Angeles.