What's Up LA

What’s Up in September

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Happy September!


Local Happenings

The LA Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In Los Angeles

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Wondering where in the city you should be eating right now? You’re in the right place. Click here for the full list!

The Best Exhibits at Museums and Galleries in LA in September

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We’re blessed with an abundance of museums and art galleries, but with so many shows rotating in and out at any given time, it can be hard to keep up. To help you make the most of your gallery-going, we’ve picked a selection of the best exhibits at museums and galleries around town. Click here!

The Best Hikes and Trails Surrounding Griffith Park

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We’re very lucky that we have Griffith Park in our backyard! With more than 53 miles of trails across 4,310 acres of surprisingly rugged terrain, this is one of the largest urban parks in North America and it’s right in the middle of L.A. What Griffith Park hike are you going on next? Browse them all here!

Goat Yoga at Golden Road Brewery

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Spend an evening getting fit with a certified yoga instructor and some adorable Nigerian Dwarf goats. Their youngest goat, Billy, was recently rescued from the LA wildfires and can’t wait to jump on your back! One ticket will get you an hour of yoga, one beer, and time with the goats. Learn more here.


Not ready for summer to be over?

I’m not either. If you’re seeking more sun and fun, plan a weekender to the Coachella Valley. From desert minimalism to magical Moorish-style villas, check out the best Palm Spring hotels here.

Sparrow’s Lodge

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Sparrow’s Lodge combines the best of a social Palm Springs experience and a relaxing retreat. Guests post up on the lounge chairs around the pool and share family-style meals under a gorgeous vine-covered trellis. Some Palm Springs visitors want to be steeped in mid-mod 24/7, but the rustic Craftsman-meets-red barn style at Sparrow’s Lodge is a nice break from that.

Korakia Pensione

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Many hotels in Palm Springs have the same look from the street: low stucco buildings, citrus trees, lots of shade. They’re all exceptional, but few magically transport you like Korakia Pensione does. The property is split by a street, with a Moorish-style villa on one side and a Mediterranean villa on the other.

Ace Hotel & Swim Club

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Hipster haters might roll their eyes at Ace Hotel, but as the saying goes: haters gonna hate… and miss out on one of the best stays. A weekend at the Ace can be an endurance-event party, if you want it to be. But during the week, it’s a sleek oasis, quietly humming with creative types, retreaters, and Monday night Bingo players.

L’Horizon Resort and Spa

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L’Horizon is exclusive, chic, beautiful, and very Palm Springs. Even though it’s on a lively strip of Palm Canyon Drive, it’s probably one of the quietest and most pristine desert retreats on the planet.


Real Estate in the News

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Compass is thrilled to welcome Pacific Union to the Compass family! Pacific Union is currently ranked the #5 largest brokerage in the country by Real Trends and the #1 independent brokerage in California. With the addition of Pacific Union, Compass’ national team will grow to over 6,400 real estate professionals representing $28 billion in sales volume in 2017.

“I believe the combination of Compass and Pacific Union will be a definitive step in building a company that can ensure the future of real estate is driven by the vision and aspirations of real estate professionals,” said Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO of Compass.

Read more about Compass and Pacific Union here.