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People move to LA by the hundreds every month, or so it would seem by all the moving truck sightings around the 1st of every month. LA is a big city with a lot to offer, but as with any relocation, whether it be for work, school or aspiration, it can be overwhelming. Fortunately amidst all of the restaurants, shops, community activities and events, there are locals that blog about them, taking out the guesswork. Whether you’re new to Los Angeles or a jaded long-time resident, you should definitely check out LA’s top five local bloggers.
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(credit: Caroline on Crack)


Esther Tseng, or better known to her readers as EstarLA, has been living in LA for over a decade. With this kind of hands-on LA life experience, there’s no question as to why her blog is on top. Geared towards food and beverages, EstarLA will guide you through upcoming events, breaking news and personal tips as to managing your hunger in LA. As a contributing blogger for Serious Eats: Drinks, LAist, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Millennium Hollywood, Visit West Hollywood, Eater LA and Blackboard Eats, EstarLA should be your go-to gal for all of your LA dining recommendations.

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Food GPS

Joshua Lurie likes to eat and travel. These two passions combined with a talent for writing has earned him the creative moniker of Food GPS. Eating out in LA is expensive and it’s a shame when hard-earned money is spent on a less-than-satisfying meal. Fortunately for us, Joshua eats as many as 12 restaurant meals a week. He claims many of them are not worth mentioning but when he does find a dish or restaurant where everything is just right, he will most certainly write about it. And Food GPS covers more than just LA. From San Diego to San Francisco and all of the cities in between, as well as other states and countries, he’s more useful than Zagat.

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LA I’m Yours

While there is an abundance of bars and restaurants in Los Angeles, there are other ways to spend your days other than eating and drinking. Kyle Fitzpatrick, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of LA I’m Yours, keeps you in the know of what’s happening in the art scene. From gallery and play openings to book signings and museum exhibits to simply mapping the newest LA trends, you can find it all at LA I’m Yours. Find out about the creative process of how artists do things in Los Angeles through insightful interviews and reviews.

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(credit: Jennifer Low Photography)

Caroline on Crack

One of the first cocktail bloggers in LA, Caroline Pardilla, aka Caroline on Crack, has built a devout following since the launch of her site back in 2005. Her three-time L.A. Weekly Web Award winning blogs on cocktailing and other fun things to do in LA are a wealth of info and guidance for the city’s newbies and long-term residents alike. Aside from her personal outings recounted on her website, Caroline on Crack also promotes other bloggers and writers on Twitter and a retweet from her to her 15.5k followers is quite a boost. Be sure to check out her blog post “100 Things To Try in LA Before You Die.”

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(credit: MomsLA)

Moms LA

Los Angeles is filled with go getters whether they are actors, models, writers, producers, directors and/or assistants to all of the above. But there’s another kind of hustler out there looking to get the most out of living in LA and taking advantage of what the city has to offer: moms. Yes, there’s a whole other demographic out there and Moms LA covers it. Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald are two moms that take on education, parenting, pregnancy, dining, babysitters, beauty, fashion, things to do with your kids and many other issues moms deal with on a regular basis living in Los Angeles.

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.