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Planning a cocktail party? You need this bar!

If you live in L.A. and spend your free time downtown, you may already know Westin Mitchell’s work: His retro-Americana furniture populates Umami Burger and City Tavern. Now you can bring that look home—he’s selling a handful of designs (desk, chair, a few lamps) in limited editions of 800 each, all made in his Arts District atelier. Our pick, which we wish we’d ordered before the holiday-entertaining season kicked off, is the Contour Bar Cart, a chariot-like affair of steel, leather, and walnut. With […]

Reopening in style: L.A.’s Petersen auto museum

With stainless steel undulations wrapping around a bold red building, the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum has a Hot Wheels flair that dares drivers to keep their eyes on the road. And when it reopens on December 7—with a pricey preview the day before—after a 13-month overhaul, the Petersen will pole-position itself as the new jewel of L.A.’s Museum Row, stealing the spotlight from fellow Wilshire Boulevard heavyweight LACMA.

Your 2015 fall reading list: Editors’ favorite books of the West

Oktoberfest, an update from ‘The Shining’ hotel—and more great travel finds