A Very Hot Month, in 21 Photos

To call L.A. a superficial town is in and of itself a superficial comment. This town is brimming with soul — assuming you know where to look.

A good place to start: Instagram.

With that in mind, we bring you 21 ‘Grams, a review of the month that was in our fair city, as told by 21 of our favorite social media-savvy shutterbugs.

Because they are the heros we should never take for granted.

Because you haven’t experienced an L.A. summer until you’ve had a McConnell’s ice cream sando on a truly dog day.

This sky. #losangeles #sandfire #smoke #sky #wildfire #California #skyonfire #chateaumarmont

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Because there are so many reasons to love the Chateau, and this is one of them.

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Because the Rain Room provides respite from the heat. 

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Because yes, we would like to stay in bed all morning.

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Because Sound in Focus was a damn good time.

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Because we too love drinking from the tap at the Viper Room.



Because Get Shorty’s Ray Bones was right: the f*cking smog is the f*cking reason we have such beautiful f*cking sunsets.

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Because it’d been too long since we’d seen Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Because you need to go dance in the streets in Chinatown.

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Because there are some things we miss about New York, and Smorgasburg was one of them.

Because sometimes the outtake is the best picture you take all day.

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Because reggae in Topanga Canyon is the highest of privileges.

Because it’s Tuna Canyon, and you need to go hike it.

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Because we can’t wait for the L.A. River to return to its natural state.

Because Venice Beach in July, man.

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Because blue-tinted sunnies are a great use of The Broad’s Infinity Room.

So this just happened. And we couldn’t be happier. Thank you @popeyethefoodie for being the star of DineLA.

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Because he thinks he’s people.

Because the US Open of Surfing comes one time a year.

united we stand, divided we throw down. happy 4th of July! #originalbrexit #4thofjuly

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Because this was the best 4th of July Party ever.

Because Chris Swainston is a talented photographer who could use the positive vibes during his recovery.