A Walk Through Palisades Park

Last week I mentioned a recent visit to the Santa Monica History Museum – a hidden gem in the heart of town. After I was done with my visit I wasn’t yet ready to head home so I decided to go for a walk. Luckily, I had my handy copy of 10,000 Steps a Day […]

Visiting the Santa Monica History Museum

A couple months back I was scrolling through Twitter when I noticed a post advising the Santa Monica History Museum would be offering 50 cent admission to celebrate the city’s anniversary. My first thought was, “wow! 50 cent admission? I’m there!” and my second was, “there’s a Santa Monica History Museum?” Yes, this history nerd […]

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry at The Habit Burger Grill

As I’m often on the go I’m frequently in need of a quick meal. Unfortunately, I don’t really like fast food which leaves me with few options. Luckily, there’s The Habit Burger Grill. With their freshly grilled Charburgers and tasty sides it’s the perfect spot when I’m in a pinch. Recently, they invited me to […]

The Kinney Hotel Opens in Venice Beach

Venice is fast becoming THE place to be in LA. With tech giants moving in and a wide variety of hip dining spots and fashionable stores it’s one of the coolest corners of SoCal. I now I find myself there quite frequently and sometimes think it would be awfully nice if I could just stay […]

A Weekend in Claremont, CA

Disclosure: I was invited to visit Claremont and received complimentary lodging, meals and entertainment. All opinion is my own. Claremont has long been one of my favorite SoCal cities. I have family in the area and we sometimes meet in town for a meal. Yet, in all the years I’ve visited I’ve rarely stayed more […]

Dennis Morgan and Two Strike Park

Do you ever have a film star that you so enjoy that you will watch anything he or she is in? I’ve got a lot of them. Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Judy Garland, William Powell, Humphrey Bogart…I could go on and on. As I delve into the world of classic film I find more and […]

Islands & Left Coast Brewing Debut the Hula Bay IPA

When I traveled through San Clemente on my recent rail adventure I thought to myself, “I need to explore this town more.” Lo and behold a few days later I received an invite to visit Left Coast Brewing Co. to celebrate the debut of their latest beer – an IPA collaboration with Islands Restaurants. Deeming […]

Rubio’s Introduces Wild Coho Salmon to Menu

As I grow older I love seafood more and more. When I was a kid I would only eat it if forced but now I gladly order it. But, like many consumers, I’m often concerned about its origins – I don’t want my enjoyment of the food to affect it’s overall sustainability. Luckily there are […]

An Evening at Bowlero

As a person who loves all things vintage I often lament being unable to experience things that died out before my time. Like the automat. Why did that ever go away? Cute little windows filled with an array of culinary delights? What’s not to love about that? Luckily, there is a classic experience that I […]

Enjoying Summer Treats at Ruby’s Diner

Well, Memorial Day has passed and it seems summer has arrived. I must admit, it’s not my favorite time of year. Despite living in Southern California I don’t care for the beach and I certainly don’t care for the heat. But I do like a good summery treat like ice cream, a milkshake and really […]