Until recently, local vegans may have had it tough when it came to dining out, but eating vegan is becoming easier every day in Los Angeles with restaurants dedicated to serving 100% plant-based food popping up all over town. From fish-free Japanese and sushi to Italian favorites like "meat" lasagna, eateries are not simply omitting animal products from dishes we love, but elevating the cuisine and getting creative with their culinary concoctions that even the meat-eating population is flocking to these animal product-free destinations for the tasty fare. As meat-lovers, the part we're most excited about is the end of the enduring struggle to eat out with our vegan friends somewhere that makes all of us happy. So, carnivores and green eaters, dine in harmony with this guide to L.A.'s best vegan and very vegan-friendly restaurants.
If you've been busy layering up your neck and wrists with a mix of pretty, shiny things, we understand if you've forgotten about your digits. But we're here to remind you to invite them to the party by getting them stacked with a medley of stylish rings. From mixed metals and punk-inspired styles to delicate bands and sparkling stones, click through to shop our 20 favorite stack sets and single-piece rings perfect for mixing and matching in your finger stack bling.
Last night in L.A., Emmy Rossum, Camilla Belle, Kate Mara and other fashionable guests joined H&M at a dinner in celebration of the new H&M Conscious Collection, Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Sam Worthington and Joe Manganiello on the red carpet at the "Sabotage" premiere, The Television Academy held an evening with the "Justified" cast at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, and more!
Stylish shades are just about as important a daily element to one's look here in sun-showered L.A. as any article of clothing, and we believe there's no such thing as owning too many. Having options to fit your mood or ensemble is always a plus, and this season brings a whole new crop of styles to choose from thanks to an array of exciting designer collaborations. From Lou Reed's last collaboration with Illesteva to Linda Farrow's creative partnership with The Row, get ready to update your eyewear with a look at the design forces teaming up to create shades perfect for spring and summer 2014.
Nightlife is predominantly a boys club, which is why it’s noteworthy that Hollywood’s latest haunt is run by two badass chicks who aren’t trying to fit in—and quite frankly, they don’t need to. Owners Shannon McManus-Shain and Bethany Black are true nightlife vets—the former managed the legendary Viper Room under Johnny Depp back in the 90s. The daring duo know exactly what they’re doing, as they introduce a much-needed “chillness” to the ostentatious Hollywood scene. Having officially opened Jan. 31, Black is still shrouded in mystery. The venue’s website is intentionally elusive, providing little more detail than an address and some instagram shots. All I knew going in was that Christina Applegate had been a guest bartender on one of Black’s opening nights. But that was really all the reason I needed to try it out.
[Photos via, via, via] Two of our most favorite things in life are happy hours and oysters. Separately they are wonderfully delightful additions to any day of the week. Together they're one of humanity's greatest inventions (at least in our book). That's why we're very fortunate to live in a city that has many oyster happy hours every day all over town where we can enjoy a vast array of freshly shucked mollusks from across North America at prices even those of us on a tight budget can afford ($1!). We'll stop there with the colorful language and cut to the chase: this a guide to the L.A.'s 12 best oyster happy hours from Downtown to deep Santa Monica and everything in between. You're welcome.