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Happy Valentine’s Day! 2017 Color Palettes to Inspire

02/14/17 Sara McLean

Valentine’s Day, a major event amid the winter blahs, creates time to celebrate loved ones — friends and family — even as career demands may take us away for the day.

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Venice, Carnival, Magic!

02/09/17 Sara McLean

​The magical Italian city of Venice begins celebrating the historical Carnival of Venice this Feb 11, an event first recorded 700 years ago.

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2017 Chinese New Year: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster

02/07/17 Grace Lennon

​Happy Year of the Rooster! The first day of the Lunar New Year celebration took place Saturday, Jan 28, and was a symbol to harken the start of spring!

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2017 LA Art Show

02/02/17 Grace Lennon

How much incredible, idea-provoking and avant-garde art can fit into 150,000 square feet? The only answer is "a lot," as seen at the Los Angeles Convention Center where the annual LA Art Show took place from January 12-15.

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Winter Color Crush: Design Palettes to Inspire

01/23/17 Sara McLean

​Are you in need of a little color design inspiration this winter? Here are six color palettes to get your New Year off to a great— and creative— start.

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Echoes of Success: The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade

01/16/17 Sara McLean

​With a celebration over a century old, the annual Tournament of Roses Parade was held on Jan. 2, 2017, treating Americans to the New Year’s tradition many look forward to each year.

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Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival

01/16/17 Sara McLean

​If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to walk through a winter wonderland, the 33rd annual Harbin International Snow and Ice Festival is underway.

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A New LA Landmark: The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

01/12/17 Sara McLean

​George Lucas and the Board of Directors of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced plans to build the museum at Exposition Park, in downtown Los Angeles, Calif.

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Artist Series: Emilie Baltz, Experiential Artist and Food Technologist

01/06/17 Sara McLean

Baltz is an experiential artist and food technologist who creates unconventional food-based work that moves people to discover new worlds one lick, suck, bite, sniff and gulp at a time.

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Window Wonderland: Holiday Winter Displays 2016

12/16/16 Grace Lennon

​With the holiday shopping in full swing, major shopping areas such as The Grove and Rodeo Drive have once again turned their window displays into celebrations of the season!