Love Baked Wings Whenever Possible on Melrose

Chef Mike Shand brings a healthy, affordable, unique cooking style to Los Angeles with his Love Baked Wings, which opened on Melrose Avenue just last September. Living up to his slogan, “Baked, not fried. Because we love you,” Shand eschews freezers, fryers, and microwaves as well as high fructose corn syrup, using only all-natural free-range […]

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Desserts and Sweets on Melrose Never Fail

Here are some things we know about sweets: Sweets are awesome. Sweets can take many forms, from a delicate sorbet to a hefty piece of cake. They can be warm or cold. They can be liquid or solid. They can include chocolate. Sweets can be eaten at any time of day. Sweets SHOULD be eaten […]

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Murals Join Melrose Elementary School

Melrose Elementary School recently got four exciting, colorful new murals, courtesy of the Melrose Business Improvement District. Award-winning artist Justin Bua curated the program, enlisting four renowned street artists to create lively, animal-themed murals for the kids. The artists included Annie Preece, who created an enormous sea creature/fantasy-inspired mural for the front-facing wall; Jules Muck, […]

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Pizza Primer on Melrose Avenue

You may have heard the rumor that Los Angeles doesn’t know a thing about pizza, and basically only New York and Chicago have got it down. That’s totally not true, and whether or not the country cares to admit it, WE know there are plenty of excellent options in our city. Several are right here […]

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Students Create Themed Window Displays – Melrose Art

As stores transition on Melrose, storefronts often sit empty as property owners wait for new tenants to move in. The BID thought it would be fun to activate these spaces with eye-catching displays that enliven the street. To that end, they reached out to BID Board Member Pierson Blaetz of the Greenway Arts Alliance (the […]

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Coffee on Melrose: Cups of Pleasure

Looking for a spot to sit down and sip a cold brewed coffee or try a delicious crepe with your latte? There’s something for every coffee lover on Melrose. La Creme Café 7376 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 951-1007 At La Creme Cafe, a modern, cozy European-style café, owner Stoian “Stoli” Genoff hails […]

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New Profanity for Any Artist

They’ve only been open just over a month, but already New Profanity is a big hit on Melrose. Selling everything from art to clothes, cool buttons, stickers, and even teacups, the store sells only items that are made or designed by artists and small businesses. The shop’s slogan is “unique, fun and unapologetic,” and that […]

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Eight Spots Where Celebrities Shop on Melrose

Photo above courtesy of Sportie LA.  There are plenty of reasons to do your shopping on Melrose Avenue. 1. It’s a cool and trendy place. If you want to find edgy, indie, and international fashion and art, you come here. 2. It’s also quite classic so if you’re into high quality vintage clothing and music, […]

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Six Soul-Soothing Shops on Melrose

Life can be so exhausting, right? The boss is a pain, the kids are screaming, your partner’s working late, car’s in the shop; it’s endless, what the day can throw at you sometimes. Studies show that in the midst of taking care of everything and everyone, we often forget ourselves. And that is NOT GOOD. […]

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