Featuring famous Los Angeles cocktails ~ spirits of the city~
"Whether it's old Hollywood, a new cocktail, or timeless atmosphere that you're looking for in a bar, Los Angeles offers a variety of unique experiences for both the casual sipper and the serious connoisseur. "Los Angeles Cocktails" is more than a cocktail cookbook or a sneak peek behind the bar; it's a photographic adventure that enables us to explore Los Angeles, imbibe at the city's best saloons, and taste, via cocktails, the city's colorful history. This curated guide features LA's most inspired watering holes, from landmarks such as the Musso & Frank Grill, where you're sure to get the perfect pour, to today's incarnations of the classics, like the Varnish, hidden away behind secret doors. From authentic, mid-century Tiki bars to simulated speakeasies, these spots offer well-made drinks and a welcoming atmosphere. Whether the joint has history or conjures its authenticity from scratch, discover locales that won't be found elsewhere, capturing a certain essence of the city―be it bitter, sweet, or sour."
Looking for a guidebook that isn't full of tired, lame, or even BS travel information? 101 Places to Get Fucked Up Before You Die brings together the most irreverent and legit accounts of drinking, nightlife and travel culture around the world. Part guide, part social commentary, part party invitation, 101 Places gives you all the info and inspiration you'll need to:
* Blowout one (or several) of the year's biggest festivals * MacGyver your way into underground clubs and backcountry raves * Throw down with people from the Himalayas to the salt flats to Antarctica * Travel in every conceivable style―from baller to dirtbag―to some of the most epic spots on earth
Do you really know where to go out in San Francisco or Tel Aviv? How about preparing for Burning Man or Oktoberfest? The award-winning journalists and photographers at Matador Network let you know what's up at each spot, whether it's drug policies, how to keep safe, special options for LGBT travelers, or simply where to find the kind of music you like to dance to. No matter if you want to rage at Ibiza or just chill on some dunes smoking shisha, 101 Places has something for you.
So, hop a flight, raise a glass, and join us as we breach security, ride ill-recommended ferries, and hike miles into the wilderness all in search of the parties and places going off right now.
One afternoon in 1975, a young photographer named Hugh Holland drove up Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Los Angeles and encountered skateboarders carving up the drainage ditches along the side of the canyon. Immediately transfixed by their grace and athleticism, he knew he had found an amazing subject. Although not a skateboarder himself, for the next three years Holland never tired of documenting skateboarders surfing the streets of Los Angeles, parts of the San Fernando Valley, Venice Beach, and as far away as San Francisco and Baja California, Mexico. During the mid-1970s, Southern California was experiencing a serious drought, leaving an abundance of empty swimming pools available for trespassing skateboarders to practice their tricks. From these suburban backyard haunts to the asphalt streets that connected them, this was the place that created the legendary Dogtown and Z-Boys skateboarders. With their requisite bleached blonde hair, tanned bodies, tube socks and Vans, these young outsiders are masterfully captured against a sometimes harsh but always sunny Southern California landscape in LOCALS ONLY. LOCALS ONLY features more than 120 beautiful color images plus a Q+A format interview with the artist.