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 […]

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 […]

Strolling Through the Television Academy Sculpture Garden

I’ve always been a fan of television. As a kid I crushed on Jason Bateman in The Hogan Family, loved catching The Patty Duke Show on Nick and Nite and lived for TGIF and my three favorite shows Perfect Strangers, Family Matters and Full House. A few years back I stopped watching TV for awhile […]

Catching the LEGO Americana Roadshow at Glendale Galleria

full disclosure: I received a gift bag when I attended this preview. All opinions are my own. As a kid I never could get into building things with LEGO bricks. I was too impatient to follow the directions and most of my creations tended to be…abstract. Despite this I’m endlessly fascinated with LEGO creations. Be […]

Dining at the Original Wienerschnitzel

After last week’s adventure at South Coast Botanic Garden it’s pretty fair to say I was quite hungry (and thirsty!) when I left. Luckily, I was near the original location of that famous hot dog stand, Wienerschnitzel, and I just happened to have on me a complimentary gift card to try out their new Chicken […]

A Sunny Afternoon at South Coast Botanic Garden

Thanks to our rainy winter I’ve been able to enjoy the famed dessert wildflowers of Anza Borrego and Joshua Tree. But what about the flowers that aren’t so wild? Sometimes I forget that we have a wealth of botanical gardens in Southern California and they equally benefit from the rain. Eager to visit a blooming […]

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 […]

Walking the Dominguez Gap Wetlands Project

It’s that time of year when I just want to be outside amongst nature. Luckily, we have an abundance of it in SoCal which never ceases to amaze me. Upon first glance it seems like all the natural landscape has been paved over but there’s actually plenty of it – even in the heart of […]

Earth Focus: Vanishing Coral Comes to KCET

There’s so many fascinating things to learn and discover on land that I often forget there’s an equally fascinating world underwater. Luckily, here in SoCal I’m never too far from the ocean and I have several opportunities to learn about its rich environment. Recently, I learned about the fascinating yet endangered world of coral reefs […]

Masters of Taste Returns to the Rose Bowl

About a year ago I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural Masters of Taste at the Rose Bowl. Featuring food and drink from some of the top restaurants in Los Angeles it was a delightful way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I indulged in cocktails and canapes to my hearts content. Here’s a […]