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Malls: We?re completely addicted to the convenience, usually bored by the selection. 

That?s why we?re especially enjoying the new outdoor shopping center that just sprang up west of the 405--the Village at Westfield Topanga. Located across the street from the august, multilevel Westfield Topanga mall (which runs a trolley that will shuttle you back and forth), this little upstart is a single-story, curving main street of boutiques and services you won?t find anywhere else--like a celebrity dancing studio or futuristic quinoa bowls. Here?s what you have to check out.

Village at Westfield Topanga, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park; 818-594-8732 or westfield.com/topanga/the-village

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Dance Better

We’re enamored with the personalities on Dancing with the Stars, so we’ll be rolling into Karina Smirnoff Dance Studio to learn the cha-cha, waltz or at least enough moves to fake our next wedding-guest duties.

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Gift Fido

At the Nathan Turner American Style Pop-Up, the fancy home decor is nice, but what we’re especially grooving on are the pet accessories: bright nylon rope leashes, chew toys and preppie gingham dog beds that, like everything in the shop, are all American-made.

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Eat Automated

Opening early next month, Eatsa is the L.A. outpost of the San Francisco-based fast-casual spot where you tap out what kind of quinoa bowl ($7) you want on an iPad, then wait for your order to be delivered through a wall compartment--no human interaction required.

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Get Clean

Botanicals used by South African tribal healers are the basis for the bath bombs, washes and more at Rain Created for Living. The earth-toned store decor and subtle scents make a stroll through here a walking meditation.

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Ace Athleisure

Until now, you’ve only been able to buy togs from Fabletics, Kate Hudson’s locally designed fitness-wear company, online. But now you can try on these figure-flattering pieces, which can be as low as half Lululemon’s prices, right before you wear them to hike into the nearby Santa Monica Mountains.

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Surf on Cement

Try the new hands-free IO Hawk, a sort of hybrid skateboard and Segway transport device that’s lightweight (22 pounds) and takes you up to six miles per hour--just lean in the direction you want to go.

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