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An Evening Ritual for Better Sleep,
a Killer Pilates Studio & 13 Other Things
We’re Talking About

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  • Sleep On It

  • “I have tried every OTC sleeping aid there is to try, and nothing has left me feeling well-rested and refreshed in the morning. This year, I vowed to create a p.m. cocktail of sorts. It goes like this: half an hour of easy yoga, followed by a bath in hot water

  • and a glass of Som. Having a glass of ice-cold SOM feels like I’m doing something good for myself wrapped up in a nighttime treat—getting hydrated while knowing restful sleep is on the way…what a win.”
    —Diana Ryu, managing editor [Read more on Diana’s nighttime routine here.]

  • SOM SLEEP ORIGINAL DRINK 12-pack, $29.99
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  • Jewel

  • Jewel Restaurant In Silverlake
  • “I love this new plant-based café in Silverlake. It’s owned and operated by two badass women who’ve created a bright, airy, and colorful little neighborhood spot that’s so good, you’ll never want to leave. Whatever you do, order the charcoal-crust pizza, the emerald kale salad, and the jewel box.” —Jenny Westerhoff, photo editor

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  • Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • “I grew up on the East Coast, where summer is a real season, celebrated en masse every weekend by the city folk rushing to the Atlantic. When I was a kid, my family decamped to Cape May, but as a grown-up, I’ve found a second home in Provincetown. Isolated at the tip of Massachusetts—and the true landing spot of the Pilgrims—P-Town has become a bastion for artists and outsiders and welcomes everyone to its shabby shores with open arms.”
    —Nickolas James, VP of video content

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  • Amanu Studio
  • “Stylist Anita Patrickson spent years stocking up on custom sandals every time she would go to Capri, so she finally decided to bring her love of made-to-measure sandals to the states, and she launched Amanu Studio. She worked with an Italian master cobbler who trained her team for two months. In her new West Hollywood studio, there are ten core

  • styles to choose from, and everything from the leather sole to the straps is totally customizable. You can be in and out the door in eight minutes—and they keep your measurements on file. I ended up with a black suede single-strap version, which I’ll wear with everything from high-waisted trousers to flowy dresses this summer.”
    —Eileen Hayes, fashion and market editor

  • Custom shoes from Amanu Studio
  • AMANU STUDIO, custom shoes, price varies
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  • Standing Ovation

  • The Ensemble Book
  • THE ENSEMBLE, Amazon, $23
  • “I fell so hard for the four friends in Aja Gabel’s debut novel, which follows a young, ambitious string quartet as they try to sort out their complicated relationships to music and each other. The last time I wanted characters to be real this badly—or, you know, felt like they were—was when Lauren Groff’s Fate and Furies came out. The Ensemble is about desire, disappointment and success, betrayal and loyalty, and the ways that our friendships shape the people we become. You won’t be able to quit these characters.” —Kiki Koroshetz, senior editor

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  • Carry On

  • “It’s spring, but I’m already thinking about fall—all the skins on the runways during fashion week made me want a bag with a bit of texture ASAP. The navy is unexpected, I love the touches of brown, and best of all, it’s vegan.”
    —Ali Pew, fashion director

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  • Cider House Rules

  • Hard Way Cider Co.
  • “New York is known for its apples, and lately I’ve been really into hard ciders. A great cider is hard to come by—they’re usually too sweet—but if you’re looking for a great cider and a great drive, check out the Wayside Cider Co. in the Catskills. They make their own cider, and a visit will make you feel like you’ve tapped into a local secret. The charming town of Andes, New York, is tiny and looks sleepy, though it’s anything but. If you decide to hang around, take a spin through Clementine
    , too.”
    —Ana Hito, assistant food editor

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  • That’s A Wrap

  • Caroline Hurley in her studio

    Caroline in her studio

  • Picnic on top of Caroline Z Hurley Hannah Natural Throw
  • “Since moving to LA a year and a half ago, I’ve swapped out my bedding and throws for linen versions. Their relaxed, unfussy vibe just feels right for my new West Coast life. Caroline Z Hurley, a Brooklyn-based textile designer who recently revamped her Greenpoint studio and shop, has totally mastered the art of easy living. This Hannah Throw, one of her first designs, is block-printed by hand using nontoxic acrylic ink. Best of all, it works as well as a tablecloth for an impromptu outdoor dinner party as it does as a blanket for a Malibu picnic. It will be coming along with me all summer.” 
    —Nandita Khanna, editorial projects director

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  • Eating Animals

  • Eating Animals Documentary
  • Eating Animals—a new documentary adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s iconic book and coproduced and narrated by Natalie Portman—shines a light on the effects of industrial farming. It examines the heavy toll it takes on animals, local farmers, and our environment. Through interviews with farmers who are dedicated to sustainable, humane methods, the film calls for a return to small, local agricultural systems. It’s completely inspiring.”
    —Christina Schwarzenegger, assistant editor

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  • The Handmaid’s Tale

  • The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu
  • “I am obsessed with the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. The cinematography and production design this season has been amplified, and it’s beautiful. Disturbingly beautiful, but beautiful. The acting performances are gut-wrenching. There’s this psychological approach to using color: The handmaids’ uniforms are red—blood, power, rebellion. The commander’s wives dress in blue, a color associated with the Virgin Mary. Every time I watch an episode, it sticks with me for days.”
    —Shaun Kearney, SVP of fashion

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  • Spier Pilates Los Angeles
  • SPEIR PILATES CLASSES, from $38 each; unlimited monthly membership from $259
  • “I’ve tried many fitness studios in on the west side of LA, and I can prattle on (and on and on) about the merits of each. Speir is the first I’ve found that I wholeheartedly love—enough to fork up a membership fee and show up almost daily. It’s got everything that’s important to me: convenient early-morning class times, a beautiful sunny space, dynamic programming. It’s a Pilates studio, class size is limited to nine, and they have killer playlists and classes that vary in intensity. I love the 6:15 a.m. cardio offering, which is an absurd thing to say, so I know it’s good.”
    —Jessie Geoffray, associate editor

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  • Now Serving LA Culinary Shop
  • “Tucked into the Far East Plaza in Chinatown—also home to Howling Rays, Ramen Champ, and some fun vintage spots—Now Serving LA is a culinary shop filled with beautiful cookbooks, flatware, ceramics, linens, and obscure food magazines. The couple that own the shop are too cool—in a good way—and they hold all kinds of events in the store. Follow them on Instagram to stay on top of what they’ve got going on.”
    —Sarah Carr, email marketing coordinator

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  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Downtown Los Angeles
  • “My fiancé is quite the opera buff, and he’s gotten me into it, too. We’ve seen a few operas at different theaters—the Met in NYC, and the open-air opera house in Santa Fe—but our favorite is closer to home, in DTLA at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. It’s a totally dreamy, glamorous affair. We usually get all dressed up and grab a delicious dinner next door at Otium. If you let them know you’re headed to a show, they’ll make sure your meal arrives quickly. The Dorothy Chandler itself is so grand—it was once home to the Academy Awards—you can’t help but get into the old-school Hollywood vibes as you admire the crystal chandeliers and ornate mirrored walls.”
    —Caitlin O’Malley, food editor

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  • General Magic documentary
  • “The tech world’s ‘dare to fail’ mantra verges on cliché at this point, but General Magic, a documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, somehow made spectacular failure feel new, poignant, and inspiring. The film’s subject is the eponymous company formed by Apple’s brightest minds from the ’90s, a venture so hyped that it IPO’d before even putting out a product. It’s the story of a company that anticipated the future—they were basically trying to make an iPhone—got there too quickly, and wasn’t able to give the world a chance to catch up. The takeaway makes you question our definition of failure and leaves you oddly optimistic considering it’s a movie that ends with a bankruptcy filing.”
    —Noora Raj Brown, VP of communications

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  • Remodelista The Organized Home (Artisan) by Julie Carlson and Margot Guralnick
    Amazon, $17
  • “My boyfriend and I have been tackling the herculean project of redoing our DTLA loft. The book and its sister site, The Organized Home, have saved us—seriously, saved us—in the most rattled moments. I don’t know how Julie, Margot, and all the other editors always have the answers to my home questions—from where to hang pots in a compact kitchen to finding storage hacks—but they do.”
    —Stacey Lindsay, editor