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Good Goose Café Awaits Just Around the Corner

It’s not uncommon for visitors on Larchmont Boulevard to walk up and down both sides of the street. However, there’s a gem awaiting them just around the corner on Beverly Boulevard— Good Goose.  Good Goose is an Asian-inspired café owned by best friends, Jake Sriwongsajarn and Neti Techakamthorn.  Both veterans of the restaurant industry, Jake convinced Neti— who began as […]

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From Goat Hides to Greeting Cards: A History of Valentine’s Day

With the demise of the New England Confectionery Company, 2019 will bring a Valentine’s Day without the candymaker’s chalky, yet beloved pastel conversation hearts.  If this fact sends your world spinning, sit down.  It turns out the entire origin story for Valentine’s Day is up for grabs. Historians generally point to the ancient Roman festival, Lupercalia, as the likely precursor […]

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THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – LARCHMONT BOULEVARD STYLE

Since the time Larchmont Boulevard was first developed as a shopping destination in 1921, the street has welcomed new businesses to serve the neighborhood and beyond. This year is no different. Three businesses saw their first New Year’s Day on the boulevard while a fourth, opened just after the holiday. Café Parisien, which opened on January 9th, is the newest […]

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Village Heights Reaches New Heights with Festive Window

‘Tis the season for shoppers to madly dash around trying to find the perfect gift, but even the most driven will pause if a creative store window catches their eye. Louis Eafalla, owner of the Village Heights gift store on Larchmont Boulevard, understands this dynamic and has created a window so festive that he has been named the winner of […]

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Finding the Perfect Holiday Wine at Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese

Around the holidays, there are many decisions surrounding gift-giving and entertaining that require a level of thoughtfulness and knowledge that we wish we had, but don’t quite have. For many, choosing the right wine falls into this category. Fortunately, Simon Cocks at Larchmont Village Wine, Spirits & Cheese is prepared to guide the novice or oenophile through a hand-picked selection […]

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A Fun-Sized Serving of Halloween History

To live in October 2018, is to live in era of endless Halloween options.  Amusement parks have “haunted” nights, parties abound and trick or treating is alive and well. The range of costumes from homemade “ghost” to store-bought “Sassy Circus Ring Leader” is mindboggling.  In fact, it can be a little overwhelming, so why not take a break, get yourself […]

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Larchmont Boulevard is Your Path to Celebrate LA!

If you’ve been looking for a reason to play tourist in your own town, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and CicLAvia have teamed up to give you the perfect opportunity.  On Sunday, September 30th, the LA Phil is celebrating its 100th season by throwing a free, eight-mile street party—Celebrate LA!—which will connect Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Hollywood Bowl. Grab […]

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The Frozen Tundra of Larchmont Boulevard

It may be summer, but on Larchmont Boulevard there remains a frozen tundra. It is a landscape full of tasty, frozen treats that will reward the intrepid adventurer who accepts its beckoning call. Two such explorers, Sam Lane and Wolf Woodcock, allowed me to follow them as they searched for frozen concoctions that contained ice cream, sherbet or frozen yogurt. […]

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Make Grads and Dads Glad With Gifts So Fab!

‘Tis the season to recognize the diligent heroes among us—the student who drank vats of coffee to push through those last exams and the man who endlessly drove his car around the block in hopes of getting his baby to sleep. Yes, it’s time to celebrate grads and dads in a big way. Fortunately, the fine merchants on Larchmont Boulevard […]

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Opa! Le Petit Greek Celebrates 30 Years on the Boulevard

One of the most iconic sights on Larchmont Boulevard is the gathering of diners underneath the canopy of Le Petit Greek Estiatorio. It’s a lively vision of community and connection. This May, the restaurant will celebrate its 30th anniversary on the boulevard. It’s just the latest chapter in a story for this establishment that has a history filled with love, […]

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