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Downtown LA Style: Dane Mazzei (Freelance Hair Stylist)

Downtown LA Style: Dane Mazzei (Freelance Hair Stylist)

Dane Mazzei, 28, is wearing a button down shirt from Armani Jeans, denim from G-Star RAW with custom-made chain purchased on Melrose, vintage combat boots, sunglasses from Paul Smith, and jewelry (earring and ring) from the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Vertical Wine Brings Gourmet Burgers to Old Pasadena

Vertical Wine Brings Gourmet Burgers to Old Pasadena

Since taking over the helm of the kitchen at Vertical Wine Bistro last November, Chef Laurent Quenioux has left a tasty imprint on the restaurant’s newly refined menu which offers a nice array of small and large plates such as … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

H&M Men’s Department Expands in Old Pasadena

H&M Men’s Department Expands in Old Pasadena

When H&M first opened in Old Pasadena back in the fall of 2006, it was a bittersweet moment for me. It was great because it was the first H&M store to open in the LA market, and as a result, … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Italian Restaurant “Il Mare” to Open in South Park in Downtown LA

Italian Restaurant “Il Mare” to Open in South Park in Downtown LA

South Park, a burgeoning district of Downtown LA that includes the Staples Center/LA Live and possible NFL stadium, is getting another restaurant sometime soon as a new Italian restaurant currently dubbed “Il Mare Italiano” is making its way through the … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Downtown LA Style: Kylie Wittler (Student)

Downtown LA Style: Kylie Wittler (Student)

Kylie Wittler, 22, is wearing a top from Gap, jeans from New York & Company, boots from Cathy Jean and sunglasses from Revlon. Kylie tells us her ethnic background is half Korean, a quarter Italian, and a quarter German. She … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Kimagure Sushi Coming Soon to Gold Line Del Mar Station in Pasadena

Kimagure Sushi Coming Soon to Gold Line Del Mar Station in Pasadena

A new Japanese sushi restaurant called Kimagure has been in the works for many months now at the Del Mar station, building out a space that was once occupied by the fast casual restaurant Philly’s Best, which served cheesesteaks and … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Tossed (Salads & Sandwiches) Coming to Downtown LA from New York City

Tossed (Salads & Sandwiches) Coming to Downtown LA from New York City

Tossed is coming to Downtown LA’s Financial District near Wilshire/Hope and will be the first one to open on the West Coast in the country (2nd one if you count Vancouver, Canada). According to the Tossed website, this health-conscious restaurant–serving … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Update: Broken Historic Street Lamps on 6th Street Fixed and Turned Back on in Downtown LA

Update: Broken Historic Street Lamps on 6th Street Fixed and Turned Back on in Downtown LA

(To report a broken/burned out street lamp(s) in LA, click here.) Great news! This is just a quick update that the broken historic street lamps on 6th Street that I wrote about on July 1, 2011 were turned back on last … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

Rush Snack Bar Now Open in 7th/Metro Subway Station in Downtown LA

Rush Snack Bar Now Open in 7th/Metro Subway Station in Downtown LA

Rush Snack Bar opened yesterday on Monday during an interesting moment in LA’s transit history. During the past weekend, the climax of Carmageddon ended on Sunday as construction actually finished earlier than expected and drivers were given the false sense … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen

LA Times Covers Rush Snack Bar in Downtown LA

LA Times Covers Rush Snack Bar in Downtown LA

The Los Angeles Times decided to cover all the commotion in the urban/transit community in LA regarding Andrew Cohen’s Rush Snack Bar (convenience store) opening up inside the 7th/Metro subway station in Downtown LA. The article references this blog as … Continue reading → Read the Full Story at Brigham Yen