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Paradise Cove by millerm217, Flickr

I'm back with Part II: expert tips from members of my Fairmont Miramar family. I've had so much fun this past year sharing my insider tips with you that I thought I'd let some of my colleagues...

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Flickr: Simon M

I've had so much fun this past year sharing my insider tips with you that I thought I'd let some of my colleagues get in on the action. Here's Part One of some expert tips from...

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Two stylists work on a client at Sechoir.

For busy girls like me, the recent boom in blow-dry boutiques has been a godsend. I'm talking about the saving grace of having trained professionals whip my hair into shape when I don't have...

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Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA

You could spend a day at LACMA —Los Angeles County Museum of Art — and get a taste of the entire history of world art (the collection counts 100,000 objects). But I recently visited for something a little bit different...

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Photo courtesy of the Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run

Any seasoned traveler knows that the best way to take in a new city is on foot. But I'm going to take it up a notch and posit that one of the best ways to experience our corner of LA is by...

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Photo: lotusutol, Flickr

In LA, there's more to the sushi scene than Nobu. In fact, you'll find some of the city's best sushi in the places you'd least expect. You just need an insider to help you find them...

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Liftoff for Fairmont Miramar concierge Rick Graham and his nephews.

There are so many water sports that take at least a little bit of skill. But there's one that you can do without any effort at all...

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The hottest club to open in Santa Monica is The Bungalow, and I'm not just saying that because it's a stone's throw from my concierge desk! The Bungalow is a 1947 former hotel bungalow that's been converted into...

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Photo: Helena Goldglantz, Helena Renee PR
Kyle by Alene Too

At least three or four times a week, we get requests for the Dash store — the popular string of boutiques by reality-TV royalty the Kardashian sisters. From The Kardashians to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Hollywood's hottest reality stars are...

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Photo by Ally Winters
Sheri kills it in a surfing lesson at Bay Street, Santa Monica.

I grew up in Orange County — California's surfing mecca — so learning to surf was as natural as learning to ride a bike. Until recently, though, it had been a long time since I attempted to ride a wave...