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06 Jan

Tantris Yoga Studio – LA Weekly

In Commercial Building by John Murawski / January 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

Russell Simmons’ New Yoga Studio Aims for Hot Yoga Nirvana

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons has never been shy about taking eclectic bits of high and low culture, remixing them and deftly rebranding them with his own modern twist. He’s done this successfully in music, fashion, entertainment — even veganism. Now, as a fairly new transplant, his latest endeavor, located where West Hollywood meets Beverly Hills, is Tantris, an ambitious reshaping of hot yoga as an all-inclusive lifestyle.

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31 Aug

Sprinkles Cupcakes – Thrillist

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / August 31, 2015 / 0 Comments


As the great philosopher Tom Petty once said: “The waiting is the hardest part.” In Southern California, “the waiting” seems to happen on a daily basis. There’s the wait in traffic, the wait in line, the wait on hold… and then there’s the wait for food. We’ve all seen people lined up to get into a restaurant and probably wondered, “Is the food really worth it?”

Well we decided to find out: we checked out around a dozen popular eateries where people commonly queue up to see which ones were actually worth the wait.

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28 Aug

Tar Pit – Thrillist

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / August 28, 2015 / 0 Comments


Over the last 25 years, Los Angeles has seen its fair share of bar turnover. And while any LA bar closing sucks, some just suck a little more than others. These are the suckiest of the bunch: the 22 shuttered LA bars we miss the most, from St. Nick’s and Lola’s, to Saints & Sinners and The Roxbury on Sunset.

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11 Aug

Ledlow, Dudley Market & Bourbon Steakhouse – LA Eater

In Restaurant Construction,Commercial Building by John Murawski / August 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Hottest Brunch Spots in Los Angeles, August 2015

There’s nothing better than a great brunch to either kick off, or cap the weekend’s festivities. Saturday and Sunday mornings (and often afternoons) are prime time for weekend dining warriors to grab a bloody mary, mimosa, or bellini, and drink away the hours with friends and family under the SoCal sun. Here now, a mix of some of the best brunch spots in Los Angeles, updated for summer.

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25 Jul

Butterfly Loft Salon – Stylist Newspapers

In Commercial Building by John Murawski / July 25, 2015 / 0 Comments

Upscale Ventura Blvd. Salon Designed to Resemble a New York Loft

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Butterfly Loft Salon and Spa opened recently, in the Encino Courtyard on Ventura Boulevard. Owners David Thurston and Alexis Lishman have taken a second-floor commercial space that was vacant for seven years and transformed it into an upscale salon resembling a New York loft, with high, exposed ceilings, polished concrete floors, and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that extend across the length of the salon, offering views of the Encino hills above and the hustle-bustle of Ventura Boulevard below.

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