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 […]

A Wet and Windy Day in San Francisco

When I travel I try to make the most of my time in a new place and cram my days with activities. My reasoning is that there are so many places in the world to see that I don’t have time to make a return visit. So, I try to see as much as I […]

Palm Springs Modernism Week 2017

Disclosure: I received complimentary admission to Modernism Week events. All opinions are my own. I love seeking out new adventures but there are some places that I long to return to over and over again like San Francisco, Disneyland and Palm Springs. With it’s (usually) sunny weather and iconic mid-century architecture Palm Springs is my […]

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. […]

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 […]

Viewing “Hopscotch: An Opera for the 21st Century”

Almost a year ago I read about an interesting event happening in LA. It seemed there was an opera taking place in cars traveling around the city. I was completely intrigued but never got around to getting a ticket and before I knew it, it was over. Luckily, KCET picked up on the cultural significance […]

Lost in Little Tokyo

As you know I spent much of my time last week attempting the Weekend Sherpa Adventure Challenge. After hiking through the foothills of Glendale I decided my next task would be more urban and I headed off to explore Little Tokyo. Now, this would not be my first time in Little Tokyo – I’ve visited […]

KCET Premieres “Who is Billy Bones?”

The following is a guest post from contributor, Mary Lansing, who covered the “Who is Billy Bones?” premiere. Despite being born long after the 70’s punk scene dominated the dive bars and had everyone snarling into a mic in their black leather lace up’s,  I have long LOVED the genre and you can often notice […]

Attending the Malibu Concert on the Bluffs

Although I’ve made it clear that summer is my least favorite season there are certain aspects of it that I love. Take the long evenings. They leave so much more time for me to spend outside and appreciate nature. One of my favorite ways to do this is to attend an outdoor concert or film […]

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 […]