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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on August 24.]
We Angelenos are an adventurous, cosmopolitan bunch with a healthy case of wanderlust — which is why we always seem to have our sights set on exotic and faraway vacation spots. The flip side of all that? We’re apt to forget all the glittering goodness right here in our own backyard. Los Angeles is one of the world's greatest cities: It's home to arts, entertainment, and landmarks that can’t be found anywhere else — so why leave all the fun to the out-of-towners?
Anyone who’s played office hooky to show their visiting friends around will tell you how blissfully indulgent it feels to be a tourist in your own city. So, put on that fashionable fanny pack you bought a few years ago and grab a seat on the Starline, because this is your chance to take L.A. to the max. Click through to take a peek at our top picks — and please do give us more recs in the comments!
Embodying the expression "head over heels" in a most literal sense, Minna Parikka's fall lookbook really is something else. The collection of images features a tousle-haired model in a perpetual free fall — one of the most graceful, mesmerizing acts of gravity defiance we've yet seen. But, what's being sold here? Ah, read
Nothing beats curling up with a good book. And, whether you're on the beach, on a plane, or on your own porch at home, summer is the perfect time to experience your next literary adventure. So, add these 15 novels — by some of the U.K.'s best writers — to your required summer-reading list. Get ready to have your mind read