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Trend Report from L.A.: 8.29.18

it’s a bird, it’s a plane …
Motorized scooters are taking over Los Angeles—and the StL! Found at random spots throughout the city (mainly busy sidewalks), Bird is the newest transportation craze since Uber and Lyft. Just download the app, locate the closest Bird near you and ride like the wind … or 15 mph. When you arrive at your destination, riders simply leave the scooter on the sidewalk and lock it through the app. The next person to locate the Bird unlocks it, and off they go. It’s a simple concept that’s helping ease L.A. smog one scooter at a time.

billion-dollar property 
Yes, billion with a B. L.A. is now home to the priciest real estate in the country. Known as The Mountain, the property is situated on 157 acres of prime Beverly Hills real estate. It features panoramic views of Los Angeles, and at the moment, not much more. The lucky owner will have to build his or her mansion on the lot. Could The Mountain soon be home to the biggest house in the country? Let’s hope whoever buys it has good taste.

that’s a wrap 
While I’ve seen matte-wrapped cars on a fairly consistent basis since moving to L.A. four years ago, I have yet to see this trend take off in St. Louis. They’re exactly what they sound like. Instead of letting your Lambo or Mercedes G-Class (because nobody wraps a non-luxury vehicle, duh!) shine in its glossy glory, some prefer to go the opposite route. From black to olive green and every color in between, matte cars are a new way to let your ride standout in a city full of the world’s rarest and most exotic cars.

ingredient du jour 
Kale, gluten-free foods, acai. I don’t care what anyone tells you, America’s health and wellness trends start in L.A. The next wellness trend taking over the city, you ask? Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the non psychoactive, therapeutic element found in cannabis. There are two forms of CBD: hemp-derived and cannabis-derived. The cannabis-derived form is illegal in Missouri, but in California, it’s legal and all the rage. From shampoos to tinctures and even added to alcoholic beverages at some of the city’s trendiest bars, CBD is taking over L.A. households.

sporty shield sunnies
The sun may be setting on the tiny sunglasses trend. Kim Kardashian was recently spotted in L.A. wearing sporty shield sunglasses. Neon, nonetheless. With mirrored lenses and neon rims, her Emilio Pucci sunglasses would put your dad’s Oakleys from the ‘80s to shame. If you’re not ready to invest in this emerging trend yet, the Oakleys might be a good way to test it out.