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The Halal Guys: Koreatown

It's been a little under a year since Halal set sail on the West Coast, and landed in Costa Mesa. The first West Coast brick and mortar opened in October of 2015, and now 8 months late their third location — now open in Koreatown. It wasn't without some minor setbacks, and unknown grand opening dates, but they got it done. The Koreatown location officially opened on Friday, July 8th — a little over...
The Guides

Every Neighborhood in LA to Eat & Play PokemonGo

It's no secret that PokemonGo has been a hit right from the start. I guess Christmas came early this year for all the nostalgic 20-30 year old's that are out playing this addictive scavenger hunt. The game came as kind of a surprise, not really knowing what to expect, and almost seamlessly taking off just a day into its release. I'm gonna just assume that anyone reading this post has already played PokemonGo, and...
Music

Jessy Lanza at The Echoplex

My first experience with Jessy Lanza came in April of 2014, when I was at Cut Copy's Free Your Mind tour at the Hollywood Palladium. I got to the show pretty early, and was front row anxiously awaiting Cut Copy to take the stage. There I was, clueless and unaware of the two other great acts that would take the stage before hand. The lights dim, spotlight turns on, and lets just say its...
LIFESTYLE

Restaurants & Records: Echo Park

Echo Park has long been a trendy staple neighborhood in Los Angeles, with a diversity of over 40,000 residents. It's the well-known neighborhood you drive through to get to Dodgers Stadium, and as Los Angeles continues to diversify — neighborhoods like Echo Park continue to hold down the roots of Los Angeles culture. Echo Park is bordered by its ever so popular neighbor Silver Lake making it an even more appealing destination for newcomers....
Travel

Badgaalrii’s top NYC food & coffee spots

The best part of when you travel, in my opinion — is having people recommend some of their favorite places to go eat or drink. We all have the one friend who has seen it all, and done it all. In this case, our favorite Instagram icon shares with us her #badgaltravels list of top food & coffee spots to visit in New York. These spots will not only fill up your stomach, but...
Travel

Choose Chicago: A weekend in The Windy City

Just recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the very famous “Windy City” for a weekend. It has always been a dream of mine to visit this city’s world-class overwhelming yet beautiful architecture and skyline. Who am I kidding, we all know I flew 2.5 hours from Maryland just to try Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza! No but seriously, when you get off of that plane, into your uber, and you drive off into the...
Palm Springs

Avalon Hotel: Palm Springs

The Avalon Hotel is a prime hotel right in the heart of Downtown Palm Springs sitting in the gardens just beneath San Jacinto Mountain. It's a boutique hotel that you arrive at and never wanna leave. Capturing the essence of modern Palm Springs, but keeping alive the old Spanish traditions — designed in an interpretation of old Hollywood Regency style. The brightly furnished rooms are inspired by classic West Coast interior design, and provide...
Preview

What to Expect: Coachella 2017 Advance Sale

If you're still having Coachella withdrawals a month after its over, fear not — Coachella Advance Sale is here. Yes, its that time again to spend your life savings on Coachella tickets. No, we don't know who will be performing, and if thats the most of your worries than you are better off just waiting to buy your tickets. For those who wanna snag the first round of tickets, you have a date with...
Day Trip
Palm Springs

Revisit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Back in February, we visited the then snow covered Mount San Jacinto. This time around, we were able to successfully hike the trails without sinking into snow. As you may have read in the GPSRW post, the Aerial Tramway is a featured destination for Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. As considered on many 'Things to do in Palm Springs' lists, the Aerial Tramway is a sight to see. Completely mesmerizing from the moment you...
Palm Springs
Travel

Visit: Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Some of the best restaurants & hotels will all be participating in the 10th year of Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week, which is set to begin June 3rd and running until June 12th. If you plan on visiting, expect some amazing offers from participants and an experience unlike any other. Palm Springs is the perfect place to getaway, so you'll find nothing more than good food and great hospitality no matter where you go....
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