Inspired by California and Owned by Women, LA’s Future Gin

A smooth, juicy spirit that points toward progress

Within the expansive category of gin distillation, few embody the juicy and refreshing taste of California and even fewer are fully owned and operated by women. These distinctions are just part of what makes Future Gin so exceptional. Founded by four friends—Amy Atwood, Mary Bartlett, Freya Estreller and Natasha Case—Future Gin bottles the 50+ combined years of expertise in the food, wine and spirits industry …

Largest Animal Crossing in The World Set for LA

Set for completion in 2025, the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing will provide safe passage for animals to wander above the 10-lane Highway 101 in northwest Los Angeles. The crossing will make the trek from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Simi Hills of the Santa Susana mountain range safe for the creatures that make the journey—mostly mountain lions, but also “coyotes, bobcats, deer, snakes, lizards, …

Japanese Tradition and Californian Style Combine at Nobu Ryokan Malibu

This tranquil oasis feels a world away, but it's just over an hour's drive from LA

For anyone who has been looking forward to returning to Japan or dreaming of embarking on their first adventure there, the wait may feel endless. In California, however, the influence of Japanese culture can be found throughout: from Umamimart in Oakland to SF76 in San Francisco and Ototo in LA’s Echo Park—to name just a few. Since 2017, Nobu Ryokan Malibu (opened by chef Nobuyuki …