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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!
If, for some insane reason, you still have any doubt that being a celebrity is a cushy gig, we're here to squash that notion. Because, our Instagram feeds are routinely full of the most ridiculously covetable goods, gifted gratis, to the famous folks we follow. Hey, no one ever said life was fair.
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Despite all the months and years of planning that often go into weddings, some manage to look totally effortless, as if 200 people just showed up to a field and had a dance party. Completely unpretentious, unfussy, and a total blast. And, Christine Bartolillo and Robert McMillen's nuptials are the perfect example.