Five Health and Fitness Spots on Melrose

Here in L.A., we’re all about health and fitness. We wear shorts eleven months out of the year. Raw food and smoothies are a way of life. We Spartan race, mud run, midnight hike, surf, and skate. We like to look good and most importantly, feel good.  Melrose might be known for shopping and culture, […]

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Chantell: Stylish and Affordable Business Attire

With racks of chic but highly affordable dresses, tops, skirts, and cardigans, Chantell offers sleek business attire for women that wows with classic style. Owner Ashley Chung has operated Chantell for 20 years. “The support of our repeat customers is what has kept us going so long,” she reports. “What enhances our reputation is the […]

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The Parlor: Comfort Food, Cocktails and Sports

The Parlor on Melrose Ave.is a true neighborhood spot, featuring high-end American cuisine, craft cocktails, good brews, and sports. Opened in 2010 as a sports bar, co-owner Ajay Relan re-branded the space last July. Chef Ulysses Pineda designed an upgraded, locally-sourced menu, and the tavern’s cocktail menu was created by Oakason Hoffman, a renowned mixologist […]

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Six Spots for Happy Hour on Melrose

The genius institution of Happy Hour dates back to the early 1900s when the United States Navy encouraged regularly scheduled social hours, full of entertainment and smoking. Prohibition can be thanked for translating boxing and cigarettes on Navy ships to getting some drank on at a speakeasy before heading out to a dry restaurant. After […]

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Vinoteque: Seasonally Driven Tapas and Wine

Looking for a delicious global dining experience right on Melrose Avenue? For eight years, the charming tapas and wine restaurant Vinoteque has served a seasonally driven tapas menu that offers just that. According to restaurant manager Kelly McCauliffe, the menu evolves every few months to match both what is in season and what inspires the […]

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