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 […]

On the Case at the Doheny Library

I’ve looked a good mystery ever since I was a kid devouring Encyclopedia Brown and Nancy Drew books. So when I heard about an Atlas Obscura outing to view the True Crime exhibit and solve a mystery at the Doheny Memorial Library I knew I had to sign up. Luckily, Shannon is also a big […]

Watching Eastside Heartbeats

Confession time. Until last Saturday I had never visited Boyle Heights. I know, I know. It’s a huge part of Los Angeles and essential to any true lover of the city. Well, I did finally make it thanks to the musical Eastside Heartbeats. Eastside Heartbeats is an original musical from playwright Tom Waldman and lyricist […]

Visiting Pearls of the Planet at Skylight Studios

When I viewed Life: A Journey Through Time at the Annenberg Space for Photography in November I completely missed one aspect of the exhibit. Somehow I didn’t realize that just across the courtyard from the gallery is Skylight Studios, an annex that features complementary exhibits. Last week found me back in Century City so I […]

A Christmas Visit to Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was as lovely as always. As is our tradition we went to an early morning Mass followed by exchanging presents. By midday we were relaxing and enjoying the presents left under the tree. We had an early dinner and spent the afternoon watching holiday flicks. After nightfall […]

Viewing Costumes from TV at the FIDM Museum

One of my favorite Los Angeles hidden gems is the FIDM Museum. Located in the heart of Downtown LA on the FIDM campus it’s a treasure trove of beautiful vintage clothing and modern costume design. Every year I make an effort to visit their annual Art of Motion Picture exhibit that coincides with the Academy […]

To Live and Dine in LA at the Central Library

The Central Library in Downtown LA is truly a wondrous place. Ever since my first visit as a teenager I was enamored with this vast space filled with so many treasures waiting to be explored. As an adult I’ve done my fair share of exploring and have enjoyed it every time. Currently, at the library […]

LEGO Comes to The Queen Mary

For years I neglected The Queen Mary. “Been there, done that,” I thought. In recent months I’ve had various reasons to visit the ship and it’s turned into one of my favorite SoCal spots. The history is fascinating, the Deco is divine and the views are amazing. This past weekend found me once again boarding […]

Hollywood Costumes at the FIDM Museum

As much as I love classic films I also have an appreciation for current cinema. I may not watch it as frequently or consider it on par with the golden age but I do like it. Especially the costumes. I may be all thumbs when it comes to sewing but I sure like to see […]

Viewing The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

I like to think of myself as up to date on the latest museum shows. Noir exhibit at the Skirball? Saw it. Hollywood Costume? Yup. Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio? Wait…what now? When I received an email advising of the opening of the new exhibit Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at […]