Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Much like the rivalry between the Trojans and the Bruins, there's always been some heat around the topic of the Valley — every Angeleno seems to have an opinion to share (or overshare!). But, no matter which side of the mountains you call home, we think it's time we all just got along and basked in our sun-drenched surroundings, together.
Because, the truth is, if haters spent a bit of time actually touring the area, they could maybe — just maybe — grow fond of the massive ravine. We're taking those very steps ourselves, and showing the area some love! By no means would we call ourselves experts, but after logging a few weeks playing in that neck of the woods, we've uncovered 26 hot spots totally worth visiting. So, keep an open mind, click through, and we hope to see you over the hill…maybe this weekend?
No doubt you've had this momentous day circled in red on your calendar for some time now: It's International Hammocks Day. Okay, we didn't, either. Made-up holidays are a joke. "Talk in an Elevator Day" (July 25, by the way) and "Wiggle Your Toes Day" (August 6) are not worthy of themed cocktails or even so much as an iCal read
When Kenzo, Watanabe, and Kawakubo are your Kors, Jacobs, and Furstenberg, you're in a sartorial league of your own. And, the queen of you next-levelers is probably fashion journalist and Japanophile Lynn Yaeger. Want a peek at her wardrobe? You can't exactly ring the buzzer of her NYC apartment, but you can get a glimpse read