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Neo-noir suspense detective stories set in L.A. Window-shopping as theater. And eco fashion’s latest horizon—swimsuit material made from castor beans. These are some of the things we’re loving RN as the season heats up.



Case No. 1: The new Bosch season, in which DILF detective played by Titus Welliver delves into the shady underworld of a Hollywood prescription drug ring. Case No. 2: Under the Silver Lake, in theaters and VOD, in which an East Side slacker (Andrew Garfield) tries to track down his missing love interest (Riley Keough). We love seeing our city continue its tradition of being the coolest backdrop to noir stories in the tradition of Double Indemnity and L.A. Confidential.

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All the Crazy Dumplings

At the new My Little Dumpling on West Third, you can choose from ten—yes, ten—types of dumplings. That means you can choose from not only the expected, next-level Chinese soup dumplings but also creative fillings like French onion and cheeseburger.

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The Most Glam (and Storied) Hotel in Town

It’s said that half of Hollywood, past and present, has lived, gigged, trysted, worked, drugged or died at the 90-year-old (and still hip) Chateau Marmont. Author Shawn Levy dishes the dirt in his new book, The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont. It’s the sort of must-read you need for gossip that makes you sound like a smart history buff instead of a reality-TV binge addict.

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Nipsey Hussle Love

Murals with the late South Los Angeles rapper and businessman’s face are dotting the city, and the city council announced that the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square.

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Swimsuits Made From Plants

Local swimwear company Vitamin A has teamed up with Fred Segal to curate a collection of ’70s-inspired bikinis and one-pieces made from the world’s first plant-based swim fabric. That’s right, now you can go swimming in a ribbed knit made out of castor beans.

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Glam Window Shopping

Addicted to redecorating? Compulsive collector of coffee table books? Attend the three-day Legends LCDQ event, beginning May 7, which includes panel discussions, book signings and shopping. Best of all, you can enjoy the fest’s theme—Icons of Design—day or night because 40 internationally known interior decorators are going to create storefront tableaux that are homages to legendary designers of the past.

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June 8 is National Rosé Day...yes, we understand that every day is National Rosé Day to you, toastmistress. But earmark that day to don a sundress and visit Saddlerock Ranch, where from noon to sunset you can drink the magical elixir in cocktails, champagne versions and more while enjoying great food, live DJs, activities and Instagram moments.

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