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 […]

Enjoying Dinner and Art at Stripe Cafe and Palos Verdes Art Center

One of my favorite podcasts is You Can’t Eat the Sunshine from the folks behind the Esotouric tours. Delving deep into Los Angeles culture and history it’s a fascinating glimpse into the region I call home. In fact, in the last episode I listened to the hosts, Richard and Kim, interviewed Alan Hess who recently […]

Viewing David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters

If you ask me what my favorite movie or book or tv show is I’d be hard pressed to give you an answer. But if you ask me for my favorite song? “Heroes” by David Bowie. Hands down. Whenever I’m feeling down or a little lost or just need some inspiration I turn to it. […]

Attending Corks & Canvas at Anaheim GardenWalk

With all this rain we’ve been having it’s the perfect time to take on indoor activities. I’m always down for reading or a good puzzle or how about painting? I’m not much of an artist but when you add in alcohol I’m willing to give it a whirl. So when I was invited to attend […]

Visiting the Museum of Neon Art

A few years back I visited the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas and it was fascinating to view the gigantic neon signs that once lined the strip but it would have been even better to see them lit. I have only vague memories of Vegas in its neon heyday and could only imagine what some […]

Visiting Velveteria – The Museum of Velvet Paintings

A couple of weeks ago my friends and I found ourselves in Chinatown saying goodbye to the historic Hop Louie restaurant which was about to close its doors. After indulging in its timeless decor (and not so timeless food) we found ourselves contemplating our next adventure. Luckily, Chinatown is home to a myriad of quirky […]

Painting with a Twist With Onsia Sound Art

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a Painting With a Twist class and received a free Onsia Sound Art Canvas. All opinions are my own. I’ve never been much of an artist. I love to visit museums and admire great work but when it comes to doing it myself what’s in my head never seems […]

Cindy Sherman at The Broad

Since I first visited The Broad nine months ago it’s become one of the biggest sensations in town. Record attendance has made the museum a true success story. This week I was lucky enough to return to preview their first special exhibition Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. Cindy Sherman is a contemporary artist know for […]

Viewing the Works of Eyvind Earle at Forest Lawn Museum

Last year I made my first visit to the Forest Lawn Museum and was struck by the quality of works on display. This exhibition space tucked in a corner of the massive cemetery seemed hardly the place for high caliber artwork. Yet, there it is showcasing a large variety of pieces from various eras. On […]

Viewing Artesanos on KCET

I’ve long been a public television nerd and find that through it I learn so much about the world I live in. Last week, I mentioned watching the wonderful documentary Charles Lummis: Reimagining the American West which was the season premier episode of the KCET docuseries Artbound. Well, tonight at 9pm the second episode Artesanos […]