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Meet Your Sole Mate at Splendid at The Grove; Foodstagramming 101 in Hollywood

We round up the week's coolest events so you don't have to.


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FAIRFAX—We're not just daydreaming of fall for the chilled out temps, but also for all the cute clothing we can't wait to wear: chunky knits, denim, and—of course—cool boots. Splendid wants to turn your fall footwear wishlist into reality as their location at The Grove (189 The Grove Drive) offers an event this Wednesday. Pop into the shop from 6-9pm and try on a pair of boots (we're eyeing up these wear-with-everything Hamptyn booties) to receive 20% of any in-store purchase plus score some styling tips courtesy of blogger Geri Hirsch of Because I'm Addicted. Boutique catering company Urban Palate will also be present with the yummiest of seasonal snacks and sips to make this shopping trip even more memorable.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—When it comes to so-called "foodstagramming," most of us are oh-so-guilty. But how often do your food photo skills (or lack thereof) leave you feeling like the deliciousness just doesn't translate? If you're a blogger, someone in the food biz, or just looking to get your Instagram feed on point, consider this Tuesday's "Foodstagramming 101" featuring tips from #foodporn pro Andrew Oxen. For a $60 ticket fee (purchase here), learn the tricks of the trade from Oxen during a prix fixe dinner (special drink included!) at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails (8117 Sunset Boulevard). The curated menu from Hyde's chef Chris Crary serves as the perfect inspiration so you can immediately put to use your newly cultivated lighting and composition skills. The dinner and tutorial goes from 7-8:30pm, but guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for check-in and seating. Valet will be offered at a reduced rate.