The Ten Most Instagrammable Pieces Of Street Art On Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue is world-renowned for many things, including its trendsetting fashion boutiques, critically-acclaimed restaurants, and the best indie owned and operated shops. It’s also known for its incredible art; the whole street is a gallery! We’ve found ten Instagram-worthy outdoor art pieces on Melrose. Check them out soon, as you never know when a fresh […]

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Umeda on Melrose: Perfection in Flavor and Design

Umeda just opened on Melrose Ave. in March, but it’s already a buzzy spot, sleek and modern, offering an awe-inspiring selection of perfectly presented and richly flavorful Japanese cuisine. Chef Takuya Umeda may be known for his prowess at sushi creations, but he shapes a wide range of other stellar dishes from his open kitchen […]

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Brooklyn Projects: It’s an L.A. Thing

Although it originated in Flatbush, Brooklyn back in 1993, Brooklyn Projects is a cool part of the Los Angeles skateboard scene now. The shop, which offers a wide variety of skateboards, trendy streetwear, and hip accessories has been filling its comfortable, sleek space with everything skateboard-related since 2002, right on Melrose Ave. According to social […]

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Summer Of ’87 – The Melrose Avenue Playlist

Like most summers in southern California, the summer of ’87 was hot and exciting, especially on Melrose Avenue. The street was a few years into its creative renaissance with music, art, and fashion colliding in ways that drew international attention. Driving down the street, day or night, in the summer of ’87 you’d have heard […]

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Cooper9: Sleek Streetwear For Men

There’s a back to school sale going on this fall at Cooper 9, but the premium urban clothier doesn’t need to rely on great deals to draw in shoppers seeking a hip look in streetwear. From satin baseball caps in a muted rainbow of shades to long T-shirts and sweaters, the look here is sophisticated […]

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ALTA Nordic Kitchen: Scandinavian Cuisine Comes To Melrose Ave.

Chef and owner Christer Larsson has just opened ALTA Nordic Kitchen, a bastion of Scandinavian cuisine on Melrose Ave. The innovative chef is also the owner of the renowned Aquavit and Alta in New York, and his modern, fresh translation of Scandinavian home cooking is a breath of fresh air in the Los Angeles restaurant […]

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Clickety Clack – Your Train Is Waiting At Melrose Station

All aboard for a great evening of cocktails and conversation. From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. every night, if you look behind a bookcase – but not just any bookcase – you can find yourself, Harry Potter-like, inside a rather magical train station. That would be the entrance to Melrose Station, a nicely secret speakeasy […]

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