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You’re a woman in the know: You have your finger on the pulse, your ear to the ground and every other body-part cliché happening, as long as it translates to, “Girl, you got it going on.”

However, there’s too much great stuff happening in SoCal for anyone to keep up. So we’ve got the scoop on what le tout Angeles is up to lately, from the crazy indulgent (red-velvet pancakes) to the doubly virtuous (taking an exercise class with your dog). Check out our must-do list.

Eat Red-Velvet Pancakes

YOLO--so don’t miss the crazy delight of red-velvet pancakes with vanilla crème and Grand Marnier-marinated strawberries at The Church Key brunch.

8730 W. Sunset Blvd.; 424-249-3700 or

Do Fitness with Fido

Take an hour-long fitness class called New Paws on the Block ($15), in which a fitness trainer who?s also a dog trainer leads you and your pet through drills of running and jumping over obstacles together.

Santa Monica Airport Park, 3201 Airport Ave., Santa Monica; 323-484-4348 or

Read a Native Daughter's Bio

The Last Love Song is the just-published story of Joan Didion, the Sacramento girl turned Malibu screenwriter who hobnobbed with ’70s-era movie stars and lately broke our hearts with memoirs about her husband’s and daughter’s deaths.

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Swim with a Golden Swan

The Funboy Gold Swan pool float ($125) resting in your pool is more upscale than those common pink flamingos.

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Shop for Cali Casual Decor

H.D. Buttercup has popped up through the end of the year at the sprawling former Fred Segal building in Santa Monica with a glamorous yet comfortable selection of upholstered goods, lighting and textiles.

500 Broadway, Santa Monica; 310-566-3086 or

Wear Board Shorts

Have an Endless Eummer moment by donning colorful, surfer-chic men’s-styled swimwear--first made by a Santa Ana surf mom in 1961. Find it at the new Birdwell Beach Britches boutique.

1300 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach; 310-545-1471 or

Hit a Strip Mall Bistro

With only 18 seats, a lackluster address and a no-reservations policy, how did Petit Trois just get voted one of America’s top restaurants in Bon Appétit magazine? After an order of moules-frites, you’ll understand.

718 N. Highland Ave.; 323-468-8916 or

Indulge in a Mini Pie

A second location of West Side favorite Atticus Creamery + Pies just opened in the Fairfax District, and its single-serve pies (caramel, Earl Grey and more) are selling like hotcakes. They're just big enough to satisfy without inducing a sugar coma. 

6015 W. Third St.; 323-934-7890 or

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