Stories written by Jimmy Im
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Food  

Take a Tour of L.A.’s Top Street Food Spots

There’s no question Los Angeles has a renowned dining scene. It’s a melting pot of authentic, ethnic eats; impressive restaurants are helmed by notable, award-winning and celebrity chefs; and surrounding, local farms ensure incredibly fresh ingredients are sourced daily. While it’s true some of the hottest tables in the country are in L.A., not all […]

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Homes  

Villa Mandarinas: a Soulful, Luxurious Home in Puerto Vallarta

Luxury villas in Puerto Vallarta serve one purpose: to provide unforgettable vacations in a stunning, native setting. Whether beachfront, cliffside or immersed in tropical foliage, these high-end, one-of-a-kind villas are magically rooted in place. Villa Mandarinas, designed to feel “sophisticated Mexican,” is perched in the ultimate fantasy location, where seamless design merges with nature, local […]

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Travel  

Are You Caribbean or Pacific? Find Out Which Mexican Coast is Right For You

Mexico has all the components for an unforgettable, tropical getaway: gorgeous beaches, perfect balmy weather, excellent cuisine and lively nightlife. But before you book your dream trip, you need to first decide which coastline—Caribbean or Pacific—calls to you most. While both the Caribbean coast (i.e.: Cancun and Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula) and Pacific […]

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Travel  

I Used the VIP Celebrity Terminal at LAX and it Spoiled Me for Life

Swarming with celebrities, Los Angeles is the perfect place to get a glimpse of the “rich and famous” lifestyle. Travelers can walk in a celebrity’s shoes by visiting movie studios, hire a personal shopper at Fred Segal and vacation in an enormous home. If you plan your trip right, you can feel like your favorite […]

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Travel  

The Rise of the Buddymoon… Would You Bring Your Friends on Honeymoon?

Imagine a honeymoon in Napa Valley that includes wine tasting at scenic vineyards and dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, or a romantic trip to Mexico with whale watching, snorkeling, and tequila toasts. While this moment is everything you dreamed about, you can’t help but feel that something’s missing, and it’s not your sense of adventure—it’s your […]

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Travel  

A Local’s Guide to Los Angeles

Sprawling on the Pacific Coast with 88 incorporated cities (from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills), Los Angeles is a whopping 500 square miles (for perspective, that’s the same size as the state of Rhode Island!). Of course, there’s no shortage of activities and attractions, but exploring the city like a local can be a challenge. […]

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Travel  

How to Plan a Bucket-List Trip (That You’ll Actually Take)

Among the many things you aim for in life (promotion at work, being a better cook, etc), chances are you also have a bucket list. A bucket list is everything you want to experience before you “kick the bucket,” and travel dominates in priority. In fact, according to a study by Ketchum Research, 83 percent […]

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Travel  

The 5 Best Places to Propose in the World

Imagine standing on a dramatic bluff, surrounded by nature. The sun sets in the distance with deep, pinkish colors reflecting off the calm surface of the ocean. Birds swoop in the sky, the gentle, salt-stung breeze kisses your skin. Now imagine getting on one knee, asking your partner to spend the rest of their life […]