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Where Shall We Meet? Goorin Bros. Hat Shop On Melrose

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“I feel like I get my LA fix because of the people coming,” says the store manager—or as she likes to put it “shopkeeper”—Mariana Lopez of Goorin Bros Hat Shop. This hidden hat oasis is having happy hour Thursday evening as it usually does between 5pm and 7pm with fifteen percent off until closing and free drinks. Walking in is like walking into the 1920′s or a store with dignity and class. Leather seats, a fancy large rug, does it take that much to make a store look nice? And so many hats.

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Where Shall We Meet? Palisades Park

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“I want to go to the beach,” a visiting friend asks. “I want to see the ocean,” they say. You, the local, thinks that it’s cold and that it’s too far and that it really isn’t something “to do”while in Los Angeles. So how can you balance both aspects of going beachy without doing the work of getting beachy? Go to Palisades Park. It’s basically going to the waterfront without meeting the water.

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