Extreme Mammals Opens at Natural History Museum LA

I’m constantly amazed by the Natural History Museum. Not only do they have a fascinating array of permanent exhibits but they’re constantly evolving with a selection of innovative, high quality traveling exhibitions. This week found me back at Exposition Park to preview the latest – Extreme Mammals. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History […]

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 […]

Mama Lion Opens in Koreatown

It’s no secret that I love a good cocktail. So when I hear about a new bar opening I tend to get excited. Lucky for me Mama Lion, one of LA’s most anticipated supper clubs, just opened and I was lucky enough to go to the preview party. photo by Alen Lin Mama Lion, located […]

Chef’s Fable Opens LA Food Bowl

Los Angeles has long been a food city. Home to an array of diverse cultures we have quite possibly the widest variety of cuisine in the country. In recent years culinary appreciation has exploded and food events from pop-ups to festivals occur regularly. Perhaps the largest yet, LA Food Bowl, officially launches today and I […]

Sampling Angel City Brewery’s Oolong Saison

My love for Angel City Brewery runs deep so every time I receive a surprise package from them I’m super excited. This week another box landed on my doorstep and when I opened it I found a beer seemingly made just for me – Oolong Saison. I love tea. If it had more caffeine I’d […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vince Giordano: There’s a Future in the Past Opens in LA

When my dad was a teenager in the late 1960’s- early 1970’s he listened to Frank Sinatra and Al Jolson while his peers were listening The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. When I was a teenager I, too, discovered Sinatra and spent my time borrowing jazz albums from the library while my peers were listening […]