Category: Lifestyle

From Darkness to Light  

For Westchester photographer Zsuzsi Steiner, taking photos is a way to keep memories alive By Shanee Edwards Westchester resident Zsuzsi Steiner has been photographing local families for over six years and her vivid photos of local people and places have also brought the pages of The Argonaut and our sister publication Playa Vista Direct to life for the last three. Charming and upbeat, she is known for her ability to make even the most reluctant subjects have an enjoyable experience in front of her camera. When asked what led her to become a professional family photographer, she shared her...

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Lisa Hirsch-Solomon Stays Positive Despite Rolling Changes

Owner of studio (mdr) credits her strong community for helping her through tough times By Shanee Edwards Originally from Rockland County, New York, Lisa Hirsch-Solomon planned to become a doctor when she attended Tulane University in New Orleans. She had a few classes to go before taking the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and was sitting on a beach at Fire Island when a young woman struck up a life-changing conversation that led to Hirsch-Solomon taking a job with RCA Records. “I interviewed on Tuesday and started on Thursday,” she said, thus beginning a long career in the music...

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Sparkling with Good Health  

WeHo smoothie spot Earthbar pops up in Santa Monica with a blend of new items every week By Holly Jenvey As the pandemic hit, beloved West Hollywood health food institution and smoothie bar Earthbar responded with innovation and creativity. By introducing The Discovery Bar, a new pop-up in the heart of Santa Monica which opened Aug. 10, customers can now experience and vote on Earthbar’s latest creations while still being able to enjoy their all-time favorites. Aside from bowls, supplements and their popular smoothies, Earthbar is planning to offer gluten-free paninis, waffles, toasts, superfood wellness lattes, herbal tinctures, vitamins...

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Argonaut Special Issue; Rotary Club of Westchester

Welcome! Rotary Connects the Community & the World Greetings, and Welcome to Westchester Rotary! Our Rotary Club was founded in 1950 and we are proud of our 70 years of service to the Westchester community and the world! Our mission is “Service Above Self” and never has this been more evident than during the very challenging pandemic. This special issue of the Argonaut will spotlight many of the 30+ annual projects that the Rotary Club of Westchester supports, both within our community and internationally. We hope that one or more of these projects will pique your interest and that...

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Fear Not the Fireworks!

Help your pet cope with the booming sounds of Independence Day By Dr. J.J. Rawlinson The author is the Senior Manager of Community Partnerships and Welfare Initiatives and a veterinarian at Wallis Annenberg PetSpace, a one-of-a-kind community space in Playa Vista that is a unique mix of pet adoption center, educational programming destination and convening space for some of today’s top academics who study the human-animal relationship. Residents may be noticing an influx of fireworks being set off in the recent weeks. Though Marina del Rey canceled its official Fourth of July fireworks show to help prevent the spread...

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