Toluca Lake Magazine Issue Archive
Our November/December issue celebrates the holiday spirit, Toluca Lake style! We tapped local experts to share their tips on winter fashion, seasonal home decorating and festive imbibing, and created a neighborhood shopping guide featuring a sampling of gift ideas from an array of nearby businesses. Plus, we tell the story of the Kling Street Kids, whose seasonal celebration has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help children in need for the past 15 years. We also take an exclusive look at how the new Garry Marshall Theatre celebrates the famed director’s legacy while creating exciting artistic innovations. And we explore a community mainstay, uncovering the star-studded history of the renowned Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club.
When the late, great Garry Marshall passed away last year, he left behind legacies large and small. The actor, writer, producer and director’s vast body of work in film and television touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
A historic home on Forman Avenue once owned by Bing Crosby provides the perfect backdrop for our favorite cool-weather looks from Riverside Drive’s Rose & Sage boutique.
’Tis the season for giving! Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be stressful, but we’re here to make it easier by showing you how much shopping you can do in your own backyard.
Considered one of the area’s hidden gems, the private Toluca Lake Tennis and Fitness Club mimics Toluca Lake’s small-town feel by providing members a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of its surroundings.
As Thanksgiving approaches and we look forward to the holidays, I’m filled with gratitude for this remarkable community.
Every October, cobwebs, giant spiders, tombstones and ghosts start popping up in Toluca Lake’s well-tended yards, turning them into classic graveyards and evil gardens!
Goodbye (for now), margaritas; hello, holiday cocktails. Now that we’ve finally transitioned out of the summer heat, it’s time to indulge in some flavors more appropriate to the winter months.
Create a concept. Identify your theme, then the colors you want to use. As an example, with gold and white pieces, you can change the accessory color.
Always a home to creative geniuses, Toluca Lake holds a notable spot in holiday-music history: One of the most popular seasonal tunes of all time, “The Christmas Song” by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells, was written here.
Just before Christmas, the 10400 block of Kling Street in Toluca Lake transforms into a winter wonderland.
Extraordinary people live in our midst. On any given night at Prosecco Trattoria, you may be lucky enough to run into one of them: 96-year-old Jack Rogo, one of the few remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
This gentle 14-year-old rescue cat loves waking his family up early, snuggling at the foot of the bed, and following his human mom, Susanne, around the house and garden until she feeds him breakfast.
While flipping through our premiere issue, Toluca Lake resident Angela Niemeyer was struck by the vibrant tiled steps that Senior Editor Sarah Scott pointed out as one of her favorite architectural details of the neighborhood.
Festive Fun at the Garry Marshall Theatre and The Troubadour Theater Company’s Holiday Tradition Continues!