With 2020 behind us, it’s time to refresh, renew, and ring in the new year with style. Here’s to a wonderful year ahead! Read on for everything you should do this month and discover the lifestyle tips curated just for you.
Real Estate in the News
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Local Events & Happenings
This is L.A., where the word “vegan” hasn’t raised eyebrows and prompted jokes about nut loaf for years, which means that there’s a smörgasbord of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in L.A. slinging slices of pizza piled high with veggies; upscale Mexican food; and even takes on the traditionally egg-laden Italian classic, carbonara. Here are the very best of the best, all 100-percent vegan.
When you’ve exhausted the best hikes in L.A. but a scenic drive seems too lazy, it’s time to hit the city’s best bike trails. The Los Angeles streetscape is slowly but surely becoming more friendly to cyclists, while the rugged wilderness surrounding the city presents endless mountain biking opportunities. But somewhere in the middle, you’ll find paved paths and designated trails that hug the beach and tour L.A.’s best parks. So get your helmet, pack a few snacks and start pedaling along these routes, the best bike trails in Los Angeles.
The Maybourne Beverly Hills is taking “to-go” on the go. While there are more bars and companies across L.A. delivering cocktails to your door than ever, the upscale hotel with sibling concepts in London just launched a new mobile mixology program that brings the bartender to you, too.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
The advent of a new year often brings with it a desire—even enthusiasm—for a necessary refresh. While I think we can all acknowledge that it’s just a date on the calendar and improvement can come in many forms and during many months of the year, I can’t help but also be drawn to the idea of a refresh for 2021.
Can’t remember the last time you called in the pros to shampoo your rugs? You’re certainly not alone, but basically any cleaning expert will tell you that simply vacuuming your rugs isn’t enough. As the months go by, grime and bacteria inevitably accumulates deep in rugs, and even the most powerful vacuum cleaner can’t get it all out.
It’s been a long time since most of us have used our dining rooms for one of their intended purposes—hosting a good old-fashioned dinner party. At some point later this year, we hope, gatherings like this will be possible, but until they are, we know that you could use a little inspiration in the meantime. (And you can always “host” your own intimate gathering without inviting guests, right?) Here, we’ve gathered 15 of our absolute favorite dining rooms from the pages of ELLE Decor over the past year—each and every one is memorable in its own way and will leave you wanting more.