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Global Influence: 5 Facts About Korean Pop Culture, Beauty & Fashion

January 13, 2015  
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Global Influence: 5 Facts About Korean Pop Culture, Beauty & Fashion

Korean dramas, Gangnam Style, K-pop, Samsung, Hyundai and amazing skincare products might be the first things that come to mind when you think of South Korea. But with 50 million people living in a country the size of Utah (which has a population of 2.9 million), along with a competitive nature that stems from the […]

Interview with the Founder of Vi Bella: Jewelry that Gives Back

February 17, 2014  
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Interview with the Founder of Vi Bella: Jewelry that Gives Back

MEET JULIE Hulstein, the founder and president of Vi Bella, who’s all heart and business. Without taking any wage or salary, Hulstein uses the company to employ poverty-stricken and at-risk women in Haiti, Mexico and the United States so they can have consistent access to the basic necessities of life. Overcoming the high learning curve […]

Bon Voyage: Travel Tips to Barcelona

March 29, 2013  
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Bon Voyage: Travel Tips to Barcelona

Text & Photos by Amanda Deltuvia — BARCELONA, SPAIN  is the place to go if you’re craving to relax, let loose and take in a bit of culture all at the same time. With its breathtaking beaches, fascinating architecture and colorful nightlife, this city is sure to leave a lasting impression. Antoni Gaudi should be […]

Good Eats: Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots in LA

April 2, 2012  
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Good Eats: Best Breakfast & Brunch Spots in LA

By Shontel Horne — Early morning meals—especially in a vibrant city—often tend to be grab-and-go, handed over from a drive-thru or skipped all together, even though we know the importance of starting the day off with a good breakfast. While there may not always be time in the AM for a full service meal, here […]

Olio Hits the Spot: Where to Go for Brick Oven Pizza in Los Angeles

January 9, 2012  
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Olio Hits the Spot: Where to Go for Brick Oven Pizza in Los Angeles

By Shontel Horne — It’s no question that Angelenos love their pizzas, and since West 3rd Street has become somewhat of a foodie haven, Olio Pizzeria & Cafe has helped to fuel that fire. The tiny spot opened over the summer and has silently been gathering a steady crowd ever since. You won’t find a […]

Top Things To Do in New York (For the Newbie)

December 5, 2011  
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Top Things To Do in New York (For the Newbie)

By Amanda Deltuvia — NO DOUBT, NEW YORK is one of the greatest cities in the world, but it’s a lot bigger than those camera pan-overs in movies. It’s full of life, angst, culture and an astounding allure that you can’t quite place but always leaves you coming back for more. It’s glamorous, it’s gritty […]

Cultural Myths Dispelled: What You Thought Is Not

October 10, 2011  
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Cultural Myths Dispelled: What You Thought Is Not

By Amanda Deltuvia — It’s time to drop all those assumptions about that other country because you might be mistaken. Blame it on the labeling and marketing tactics used but it worked like a charm. Here are a few myths from different countries dispelled once and for all. Fortune Cookies. Believe it or not, fortune […]

Stuck On LA? Perfect Spots to Take Out of Towners

August 8, 2011  
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Stuck On LA? Perfect Spots to Take Out of Towners

You have friends visiting from out of town and they’ve never stepped foot in Los Angeles. It’s your job to play host but, oh where to take them? Avoid the touristy trap and stick to what the locals do. It might be hard to cover a city that stretches over 4,000 square miles made up […]

Cold Frenzy: A Different Take on the Best Ice Cream in LA

July 11, 2011  
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Cold Frenzy: A Different Take on the Best Ice Cream in LA

When Pinkberry first opened up shop in 2005, the “crackberry” craze lasted about a year until others decided to cash in on some of this cold-some goodness. Yogurtland opened in 2006, then Menchie’s followed suit in 2007, and then hundreds of small local shops started popping up everywhere and you couldn’t escape it. As supply […]

Opting for a Summer Thrill: 5 Adventurous Things to Do Near LA

July 5, 2011  
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Opting for a Summer Thrill: 5 Adventurous Things to Do Near LA

Hang on tight, because this summer it’s all about being adventurous—not trekking the Amazon rainforest or eating a scorpion in China kind of escapade, but  a different kind that you don’t have to leave too far home for. Check out Collaj Mag’s 5 Favorite Activity Picks for the summer. A Hot Air Balloon Ride Whether […]

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