The Wonderful Warner Grand

Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s the only movie theatre I knew was the multiplex. Either in a mall or surrounded by a giant parking lot it was a nondescript structure filled with identical black box theaters that often had sticky floors and dirty seats. Not until I became an adult and started to […]

Discovering The Deck at Hollywood & Highland

Back in April as I was rushing between screenings at TCM Film Fest I noticed something interesting at Hollywood & Highland. Just outside the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres was a new food court but instead of the usual fast casual chains it was populated by independent spots showcasing unique fair. I was curious but I […]

Spotlight on Judy Garland in Presenting Lily Mars

Today is Judy Garland’s birthday and there’s no way I could let it pass without acknowledging it. You see, I’ve loved her ever since I was a little girl and caught my first glimpse of her in The Wizard of Oz. While my peers were watching Kids Incorporated and You Can’t Do That On Television […]

Attending San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2017

Ever since the TCM Film Festival became my favorite event of the year I’ve sought out other classic film fests. Turns out there’s a lot of them! Unfortunately, several are out of state but there’s a few that call California their home. Last year I attended the Lone Pine Film Festival and had a wonderful […]

A Day in Tehachapi

Recently my sister, Shannon, asked if I wanted to accompany her to a Western Swing music festival in Tehachapi. I happily agreed not because I’m a huge fan of western swing (though I do enjoy it) but because I had never visited the town before and was eager for a day of exploration. I expected […]

An Evening at Golden Gate Park

Last weekend I found myself back in the City by the Bay to to attend the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. It was a fantastic event (which I’ll tell you all about soon) but I couldn’t spend my entire trip in a darkened theatre! So, one evening my family and I headed out to explore […]

Spotlight on Dean Martin in The Stooge

I love Frank Sinatra but, to me, Dean Martin will always be the king of cool. Whether yucking it up with Jerry Lewis, palling around with the Rat Pack or taking a dramatic turn his legendary charisma lit up the screen. So, when I heard about the Dean Martin Centenary Blogathon hosted by Musings of […]

Everytable Opens in Santa Monica

Prior posts may suggest otherwise but I really do try to eat well most of the time. Of course, I love ice cream and cocktails and the occasional fast food but when I’m not out and about I’m keeping my meals on the healthy side. But sometimes it’s just a pain to cook and dining […]

Spotlight on The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

When it comes to directors I have a long list of favorites but there’s one who rises above the rest – Preston Sturges. Though not as prolific as most he’s responsible for some of the greatest comedies that have ever graced the silver screen. Sullivan’s Travels, The Lady Eve and The Palm Beach Story, all […]

Attending Papa Cristo’s Cooking Class

One of the best parts of the Los Angeles food scene is simply how varied it is. Think of any culture and, chances are, there will be a restaurant or market featuring it’s cuisine. For instance, Papa Cristo’s. Founded in 1948 it’s been serving LA’s Greek community (and those who just love Greek food) for […]