Advice | July 31, 2014 9:00 am

Best of July

By The Editors

The Best Patios in LA
So it’s summer. And it’s Friday. And that means summer Fridays. You sir, deserve a drink in the sunlight. The question is what to drink. And where to drink it. Here you go:
Outdoor Drinking in LA: The Official InsideHook Guide. Read on.

Rent This Secret Surfer Pad
When you wanna get away from the madding crowd, you’ve got few options. Home? Boring. Hotel? Played out. But now, there’s this: CASA, a hidden bungalow nestled beside The Stronghold on Abbot Kinney, taking reservations now. Read on.

Well Hello, Marilyn
here are two kinds of paparazzi: the do-anything-fer-a-buck sleazes, and the artists who capture iconic shots. You can see pics from the latter here: Murray Garrett: Hollywood Redux, now on view. Read on.

If You Love Hidden Restaurants
Because every Angeleno loves to eat, even if he has to valet, we bring you Table Stakes: a series that answers man’s eternally recurring question (“Uh, what’s new?”), and recurs once every lunar cycle or so. Bon appétit. Read on.

Best Backyard Hammock Ever?
You can’t straddle Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dog. It’s verboten to boulder Michael Heizer’s Levitated Mass. But you can pop a squat in Etazin, a gyroscopic hammock inspired by the Japanese moon gate, available now. Read on.