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New Years Reset: The Best New Healthy Restaurants in LA

January 13th, 2020

Continue your January reset by visiting the newest healthy restaurants and cafes that opened in Los Angeles. From coffee shops and salad bars to old favorites opening new locations, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

MIXT

3100 W. Sunset Blvd, Silverlake

Sustainable, local, non GMO, organic DIY salad bar opens in Silverlake. Seasonal menu options for every diet type from vegan and vegetarian, to autumnal salads like the Equinox with romaine hearts, kale, grilled chicken, roasted brussels sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, shaved parmesan, toasted almonds, garlic herb croutons, maple balsamic vinaigrette. MIXT offers achiote seasoned ground Impossible™ meat for vegans and a number of protein options, as well as market plates, sandwiches and more. There is also a Salad Valet to pick up your order curbside, for those on the go.

Urban Plates

2650 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach

Eat Well. No Compromises. Real food is born of goodness. It’s good to source fresh ingredients locally, sustainably, and ethically.  It’s good to create chef-crafted meals that are as nutritious and delicious as they are wholesome. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, or a straight-up carnivore, Urban Plates has a plate that you’re going to feel good about eating. Oh yeah, it’s also going to be delicious. And it’s not going to break the bank.

 

Millcross Coffee Bar & Kitchen

11050 Washington Blvd, Culver City

 

This new Culver City coffee shop offers everything from single origin pour-overs and 9-spice chai lattes to brunch served daily. Think egg sandwiches, elevated yogurt bowls (French Yogurt, seasonal Fall pears, apples, and berries, swirled in local artisan honey, topped with seeded granola crumble, with your choice of plain, lemon, or fig yogurt) and a large variety of salads, soups, bowls, toasts and melts. Your new go to spot whether you live in Mar Vista or Culver City.

 

Fresh on Sunset

8768 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood

From craft cocktails and craft beers to tasty tacos, burgers and salads, this new vegan cafe on Sunset is the perfect place to have a healthy meal. Brunch is served from 10:30 on weekends and includes dishes like blueberry almond pancakes (gluten and dairy free of course), as well as egg-free scrambles, waffles and botanical lattes (rose, turmeric or matcha).

Superba Snacks + Coffee

5203 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood

Your favorite Venice hangout has opened its fourth location in Noho. Here you can find the same breakfast sandwiches, avocado toasts and grain bowls that made Superba a local favorite. Now you can enjoy all of it without having to commute across the 110.

New Years Reset: The Best New Workouts in LA

January 6th, 2020

Start the new year with a healthy lifestyle change. That doesn’t mean you need to change everything in your life, but incorporating a new workout class into your weekly routine can make all the difference in achieving your New Years resolutions, or just improving your mood and habits.

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WundaBar Pilates

Multiple Locations

With multiple locations around LA (Studio City, Hollywood, Pasadena and more), The WundaBar Approach combines beautiful biomechanics and traditional Pilates with efficient movement, exceptional flow and a cardio-intense pace. The WundaFormer–a Pilates Reformer, WundaChair, Jumpboard and Ballet Bar all-in-one – brings four powerful apparatuses into reach for a wide audience and into the group class environment where previously, they had no practical application as separate pieces of equipment. The studios have a new client offer of 5 classes for $49.

 

P.Volve 

608 Westmount Dr, West Hollywood, CA 90069

P.volve is the opposite of a grueling, high-impact, painful workout. Instead, you’ll find a safer, functional movement-based method to help you achieve the beautiful, natural muscle tone and healthy results you want. You’ll even enjoy it. First-time studio goers will receive two classes for the price of one ($32).

Dogpound

627 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood

The West Coast outpost of one of New York City’s most prestigious and exclusive gyms has arrived in West Hollywood – the Mecca of all things health and fitness. Founder Kirk Meyers who is known to have trained every Victoria Secret angel, every in-the-know Hollywood star and even the occasional Million Dollar Listing agent provides personal training with a customized approach to fitness including body metric assessments and nutritional programs. For more information on memberships and pricing contact lainfo@thedogpound.com

Myodetox

8354 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood

When you experience an injury or pain, or you want to actively perform better, it’s difficult to understand who you should see. Vinh Pham, a physical therapist, and Scott Marcaccio, his patient, both understood this was a frustration many people shared. Knowing there was a better alternative, Myodetox was started in 2015 – a clinic with a team of expert therapists that leverage their system of manual therapy and movement programming designed to get you out of pain and moving at your full potential. Athletes and workout enthusiasts alike were thrilled to hear that Pham chose West Hollywood to be his first US-based location. 60-minute initial physical therapy sessions start at $95.

M/Body

113 North La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles

This energizing 60 minute experience is an intense, balanced, full body workout that’s adaptable to every level of fitness. The class is meticulously designed by Marnie Alton to give you everything you need for the day in one sweaty hour. You will experience elongating sculpt, uplifting cardio and deep flexibility training. The class’s focus is form and mindfulness; which accelerates results and creates deep, dynamic strength. Class is done barefoot to improve posture and alignment through your entire kinetic chain. Movements are choreographed to badass beats and chromotherapy is used to increase harmony and health benefits. No previous dance or barre experience is required. New client special for 1 month of unlimited classes starts at $99.

Bandier Studio B

8101 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

The West Coast outpost of the trendiest boutique fitness studio and athleisure store from NYC finally arrived in West Hollywood. Bandier is your one stop shop for the most unique workout clothing from brands like Alala, P.E. Nation and Nike, as well as a boutique fitness studio offering classes like barre, dance cardio and yoga from the best boutique fitness studios from NYC to LA. New York’s 305 Fitness, The Amanda Kloots method and LA favorite Aubre Winters can all be found teaching classes at this studio. Following your workout, be sure to stop by the in-house cafe operated by Costa Mesa’s Coffee Dose for a matcha latte or one of their prescription CBD-infused drinks. Single classes start at $30.

The Barboza Method

7611 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Stefanie Barboza created a workout blending Yoga, Pilates, and Ballet using the body’s weight as natural resistance—no machines or equipment necessary. The entire workout is done on the floor—but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s easy! Even the strongest athletes have felt the burn in this class. The Barboza Method is taught in a custom-designed studio with mirrors on the ceiling. With mirrors all around, you can watch your body’s alignment and self-correct when you get out of line. Posture is key at this studio, and Stefanie wants to give you the tools to help you achieve the best possible results.

Celebrate New Years Eve in Los Angeles

December 30th, 2019

2019 is almost over, so it’s time to say goodbye to the year that was. Check out this list of events happening around Los Angeles this Tuesday to help you ring in the new year!

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NYELA

Ring in 2020 with thousands of fellow Angelenos at the closest event L.A. has to a communal countdown. Show up early for DJ sets, photogenic installations and food trucks, and stick around for a midnight countdown projected onto City Hall.

Prohibition NYE

Travel back to the 1920s for this massive Prohibition era-themed NYE party, set in Downtown’s 1930s Art Deco marvel, Union Station. The Main Concourse serves as the decadent celebration’s backdrop, featuring live DJ sets and jazz, burlesque dancers, custom cocktails and champagne. Stick around for the NYE countdown and dropping of a 60-foot custom ball.

Gilded: New Years Eve

No matter the occassion, parties at the Theatre at Ace Hotel promise a good time—and a glittering gala to welcome in 2020 sounds like it’ll be the best time. A slew of house, funk and soul DJs will spin underneath a giant disco ball. You can upgrade your ticket to have dinner on the theater’s stage or to have access to a VIP open bar—but we also appreciate an affordable dancing-only option for the rest of us.

W Hollywood New Years

You can hit up the W’s Rooftop anyday of the year, but with its 360-degree Downtown skyline-meets-Hollywood-Hills view, this trusted destination still serves as a stellar locale for NYE. Inside, the night is made special not by LED walls or caged dancers, but by DJ talent that knows how to capture the energy of a party and elevate care-free rug cutters to the next level of joy.

L.A. Zoo Lights 2019/20: Family New Year’s Eve

Celebrate the new year in style with express entry to L.A. Zoo Lights, a dinner buffet that includes soft drinks and dessert, a carousel ride, games, DJ dance party, and live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop.