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Finding Our Way To Larchmont: Episode 3

My wife Angelique Campen and I used to live in a modern three story house in Beachwood Canyon. It had big views and we hosted big parties. We loved it. Then we had twins.  Hunter and Paris were due in April of 2004 but arrived in December of 2003.  Most of that first year with them was lost in a […]

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Business Spotlight of the Month: Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese

Family-owned and operated since 1995, Larchmont Wine, Spirits & Cheese is regarded as one of the best small wine retailers in the city. They are equally renowned for their gourmet sandwiches, made on baguettes and ciabatta breads and baked fresh daily. They offer a full deli service including artisan-made cheeses and meats from around the world, as well as imported […]

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A Day in the Life on Larchmont Boulevard

Any casual observer of Larchmont Boulevard can see that the street draws a wide variety of people to its sidewalks. But how does that flow of visitors play out over the course of a day? I decided to pick a date — Friday, September 15th — where I would pop in on the street at various times of the day […]

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Finding Our Way to Larchmont: Episode 2

My soon-to-be husband & I were introduced to Larchmont Village in 1993, by a real estate agent who didn’t really listen to our budget constraints.  Even though it was post-riots, and the real estate market was declining, there was no way we could afford the home she showed us in the 500 block of North Beachwood.  In tears as we […]

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Traveling Around the World on Larchmont

Summer may be over, but whether you took that vacation to a faraway land or not, tasting the offerings at some of the over twenty eateries on Larchmont Boulevard will make you feel like a jetsetter. First stop on your global tour is the Caribbean, courtesy of Prado. Javier Prado, the owner and chef, first made his mark on the […]

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Coffee 101

Even the most urbane coffee drinkers can sometimes be stumped when hearing some of the esoteric coffee orders in LA. Maybe it’s time to learn once and for all, what is a flat white? With national coffee day coming up on September 29th and all the coffee options on Larchmont, it seems the time is right to get educated on […]

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Business Spotlight of the Month: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse opened in June of this year in the former Village Footwear space. The company is the brainchild of its 25 year-old, CEO and founder, Aaron Caddel. If you are wondering who Mr. Holmes is…… that is the name of his friends’ cat. Mr. Holmes Bakery has locations in San Francisco, Korea, and Orange County. It built its […]

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Business Spotlight of the Month: Vernetti

Steve and Joanna Vernetti bought Larchmont’s beloved Italian restaurant, Girasole, in Fall 2013, and worked closely with it’s former owner during the transition. They closed for remodel and redesign, led by David Thompson, founder and principal at Assembledge+, in September 2014. Joanna Vernetti collaborated with Thompson on the restaurant’s design and sourced all the interior materials and fixtures from various […]

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A Note From the Editor

I have lived in Larchmont Village for nearly 20 years and have been visiting the Village my entire life. In that time, Larchmont Boulevard has seen many changes. One thing has always remained true over the years – Larchmont is a Village and that’s not easy to achieve in a big city like Los Angeles! While always staying to true to our […]

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Let’s Read, Larchmont!

It’s not a surprise that statistics are showing a big drop in the number of people reading these days. Just think about all the platforms of information and entertainment that are out there that we did not have fighting for our attention in years past. The excerpt from this article shows us that reading can even improve empathy! So pick […]

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