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 […]

Snapshots of Hogsmeade

After reading all the books and watching all the films I anxiously awaited the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Finally, the big day came and…I didn’t go. As much as I love me some Potter I really don’t like crowds. So I decided to wait until the furor died […]

The 2017 TCM Film Festival

It’s no secret I love classic film and as a fan I’m lucky that the ultimate film lover’s event, the TCM Film Festival, is located right in my backyard. The only event that will get me to visit Hollywood four days in a row it’s filled with screenings, special presentations and lots of camaraderie amongst […]

Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House

When I received this month’s issue of Preservation (published by the National Trust) I was excited to see one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Homes on the cover. The Usonian Home is a Wright design made for the middle class family. The first one, the Jacobs House, was built in 1936 and several followed in […]

An Evening With James Corden

A few years back there was a show called Pushing Daisies and I absolutely loved it. Imagine my delight when I discovered I could see the cast and crew in person at an event called the PaleyFest. Presented annually by the Paley Center for Media it celebrates television by offering intimate interviews with the people […]

Eating at Burgerim in Hollywood

Lately LA has been having quite the burger boom. It’s always been a burger town. Heck, there was even a documentary made called Burger Town which explored the area’s devotion to this particular food (incidentally, it’s pretty awesome and I highly recommend watching it) but it seems to have exploded this year. I certainly don’t […]

Exploring Crossroads of the World

Long before I was well versed in Los Angeles architecture I found myself watching the film, LA Confidential. A homage to both film noir and LA it features several historic locations around town. I watched in wonder and was especially smitten with the office of the tabloid publisher, Sid Hudgens (played by Danny Devito). With […]

Touring Capitol Records

As a fan of historic architecture there are several Los Angeles landmarks that I adore. The Eastern Columbia Building. The Los Angeles Central Library. Capitol Records. In fact, it had long been my dream to get inside that mid-century masterpiece. Designed to look like a stack of records by famed architect Welton BecketĀ  it signifies […]

The 2016 TCM Film Festival

After three consecutive visits to the TCM Film Festival as media coverage I can say with certainty it’s my favorite event of the year. To spend the weekend in company with thousands of other classic film nuts in the heart of Hollywood is my idea of bliss. This year I was able to spend 2 […]

An Evening With We Are Thomasse at iO West

I’ve always been a fan of a good comedy team. It started with Abbott and Costello and led to Hope and Crosby, Martin and Lewis, Key and Peele and several others along the way. Recently, I discovered a new duo – We are Thomasse. We Are Thomasse is a British American comedy duo made up […]