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How to Host a Dinner Party — Without a Dining Room

August 24, 2016 12:03 pm

Don't have a traditional dining room table? You'll be happy to know that there are still a number of other ways to have your friends over for dinner. Here are a few smart tips for hosting a dinner party even without a dining room.

  • Think buffet-style. Avoid the sit-down feel right from the beginning by serving your food buffet style. This not only embraces the lack of a traditional dining room, it even makes it more fun.
  • Plan the menu accordingly. Since you don't have a large table, you'll want to avoid a really formal meal. This isn't the time for prime rib and multiple sides; rather, it's the perfect opportunity for a taco bar, a heaping bowl of pasta or dress-them-yourself burgers.
  • Embrace your outdoor space. If your rental comes equipped with its own private outdoor space (or even a shared outdoor area), it's the perfect opportunity to take your meal al fresco. Bring along a tablecloth, a few candles for ambiance and some recyclable plates that don't require much clean-up.
  • Take it to the floor. Toss some comfortable throw pillows around your living room and instruct your friends to gather around the coffee table.
  • Turn it into a theme night. If you're worried about the informal feel of eating on your couch with guests, turn your dinner party into a cozy theme. Pop in a movie for a laid-back movie night, or grab some board games for a dinner-party-turned-game-night.

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Sustain Juicery: To Your Health

August 17, 2016 12:04 pm

With fresh, cold-pressed organic juices made to order, Sustain has become one of the preeminent destinations for fans of healthful food and drink in Los Angeles. But don’t go thinking that these drinks are tasteless concoctions – they’re as delicious as they are nutritious. Since opening in 2011, Sustain has made a name for itself with a simple, minimalist menu that eschews gimmicky concoctions for high-quality drinks. Some of the most popular offerings include the “Classic Green” with kale, spinach, apple, celery, cucumber, and parsley – it’s a crisp, refreshing drink with serious flavor – as well as the “Zing” made with green apple, orange juice, ginger, and chia seeds. Sustain Juicery also offers whole fruit smoothies if you’re looking for something a little more filling. The décor is classy and modern and the staff are all super friendly and helpful. If you’re looking to change the way you eat, starting the day with fresh juice can make a big difference.

Sustain Juicery
548 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 488-1989


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Melt Your Cares Away At Larchmont Sanctuary Spa

August 13, 2016 10:25 am

Feeling stressed at work? Sore from an overheated tennis match? Looking for a way to reconnect with your significant other for a special date night? Your answer is in walking distance at the Larchmont Sanctuary Spa. An award winning wellness destination offering a variety of massages, facials, scrubs, and hydrotherapy treatments all designed to address your specific needs.

Specializing in Jade Stone massages (a unique treatment using hot and cold jade stones), hydrotherapy (in a private copper Jacuzzi tub), and medical quality Environ facials the spa.

Be sure to check the specials page each month to catch deals like the Valentine’s Day inspired Be Mine package that includes a 90 minute couples massage and 20 minute soak in the private tub while sipping champagne.

Larchmont Sanctuary Spa
331 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 466-1028

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