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The Getty’s holiday gift guide

Our first pick is Multicolor Dot Crayon Sticks, Inspired by Monet's Colors. Where else can you own instant Impressionism for just $15? But they’re just the beginning. Be sure to click the View All button at the right of each section.

Posted 3 days ago
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A Currier & Ives holiday, LA style

True, you don’t see many sleighs drawing up on our streets. But the grand Victorian houses that go with them are everywhere.  Join us for a tour of some of LA’s most ornamental. (Hint: most of the public ones host vintage-inspired holiday events.)

Posted 5 days ago
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LA’s holiday music headquarters

Just imagine: you could spend all December at the Music Center and never see the same dazzling event twice. From the Festival of Carols to LA’s biggest holiday celebration on Christmas Eve, it’s a host of reasons to be glad you’re an Angeleno.

Posted 6 days ago
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You need to hear the holiday frog choir

And so you shall. Just head for Hogsmeade at Universal Studios, where the winding streets are decked to the nine and three-quarters (sorry) and Hogwarts Castle is ablaze with holiday lights and music. Oh, yes, and Christmas croaking.

Posted 7 days ago
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‘Tis the season to sell

If you’ve bought into the myth that now isn’t a good time to put your home on the market, you might be missing out on a very big-ticket gift. Once you learn the truth about this season’s homebuyers, you might consider opening your door to a different kind of holiday...

Posted 10 days ago
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LA’s must-see holiday lights

This time of year, you can see a dazzling display around every corner. But there are some extravaganzas you don’t want to miss. From the Venice Canals to Christmas Tree Lane, here’s a handy list – including a couple of road trips.

Posted 10 days ago
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Pantone just unveiled its Color of the Year

It’s Ultra Violet, described by the company as “a complex, celestial shade of purple … that calls to mind the vastness of the galaxy, the power of spirituality, and creative expression in all its forms.” Down-to-earth translation: you’ll love what it does for...

Posted 11 days ago
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“One of the most memorable exhibitions of the year”

“Smashing” is a word rarely employed by any noted art critic, let alone the esteemed Christopher Knight of the LA Times. But he uses it in the first sentence of his review of “Painted in Mexico, 1700-1790: Pinxit Mexici,” now open at LACMA. It’s kind of a big deal.

Posted 13 days ago
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Extra ice, please

Weather not frosty enough for you? Lace up your skates and star in your own version of Frozen at one of LA’s outdoor rinks. Each comes surrounded by a festive helping of season’s cheer – the coolest way to get your chill on.

Posted 17 days ago