Painting Tips to Sell Your Home

Color Choice: Painting your house a new and fresh color (both inside and out) can change the way prospective buyers feel about a property. For example, painting the interior of a house white makes the house feel bigger, brighter, fresher and newer. If going with...

Mom's Plum Tart The Bienstock Group

Mom’s Plum Tart Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) vegan butter, room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, sifted 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 12 baby plums, pitted and cut in half pinch of salt Topping 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoon sugar   PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9 or 10″ springform pan and set...

Check us out in Curbed LA

This lovely Spanish-style is tucked into a gated and celebrity-favored Los Feliz enclave called Laughlin Park. (Angelina Jolie recently purchased a home there.) Located just south of Los Feliz Boulevard, the house, built in 1925, holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Read more on the Curbed...

Malibu Riders Adventure

We charted out the most beautiful trails in the national and state parks of Los Angeles to make a truly unique and natural round-trip loop. Unlike other trails, you don't see the same view twice! Malibu Creek State Park: This 1 hour ride starts at Paramount Ranch...

Toasted Cheese Ravioli with Pizza Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 1 package (25 oz) frozen cheese ravioli 2 large eggs 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup traditional bread crumbs 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Pizza sauce for dipping   DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit....

Amir’s Garden Hike

Amir’s Garden is no mere garden; it’s one of two unique and awesome picnic areas on the east side of Griffith Park. The most surprising place for a picnic is probably the Old Zoo Picnic Area, where you can dine alongside old animal pens. Amir’s...

Hike Eaton Canyon

A relatively easy, under-4 mile hike up a canyon in the lower San Gabriels to a 40-foot waterfall. This popular trail can get crowded on the weekends, but is still worth a visit – especially in the spring when wildflowers take over the lower portions...