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Take a scenic Jade collecting walk in California

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By Loren Kantor in Cool Travel on Wednesday 13 March 2013

Jade Cove is a secluded Central California beach about 30 miles north of Hearst Castle. Its name comes from the vulcanized yellow/green jade rocks that wash up naturally on the shore. Jade collecting is permitted above the shore line and rock hounds can take their finds to the Big Sur Jade Company where a jeweler […]

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The Last Bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles

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By Loren Kantor in Cool Travel on Monday 11 March 2013

While retail booksellers are dying off worldwide, The Last Bookstore has erected a firewall against the death of literature. Located in an old bank building in downtown Los Angeles, The Last Bookstore features spoken word and music events, an espresso bar and the widest range of indie and classic literature in Los Angeles. Let’s hope they […]

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Classic movie inspired woodcuts by Loren Kantor

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By Loren Kantor in New Art on Thursday 7 March 2013

I fell in love with woodcuts in the 80s when I attended a German Expressionist show at LA County Museum. My wife gave me a woodcutting set for my birthday and I dove in blindly. I began carving images inspired by classic movies. Each carving takes 40-50 hours. The process forces me to slow down. […]

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Philz Coffee: the best hand-brewed coffee in San Francisco

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By Loren Kantor in Cool Travel on Tuesday 8 January 2013

The banner outside Philz Coffee reads Best Hand-Brewed Coffee in San Francisco. I ordered a large Philharmonic blend for $3.75. The blissful barista ground beans then added cardamom pods and a garnish of mint. After a touch of cream and sugar, I tasted the elixir. I’m a coffee fanatic and Philz Coffee is ‘damn good […]

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Woodcuts inspired by classic movies by Loren Kantor

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By Loren Kantor in New Art on Monday 7 January 2013

I fell in love with woodcuts in the 80s, when I attended a German Expressionist show at LA County Museum. My wife gave me a woodcutting set for my birthday and I dove in blindly. I began carving images inspired by classic movies. Each carving takes 40-50 hours. The process forces me to slow down. I guess woodcutting has become my personal yoga.

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