Visiting the Streetlight Museum

People often ask me how I find out about so many different places to visit in Southern California and the truth is I don’t often know myself.┬áPeople tell me things, I see them online and I read about them in magazines. I just keep my eyes and ears open and anything unique I come across […]

Visiting the Museum of Neon Art

A few years back I visited the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas and it was fascinating to view the gigantic neon signs that once lined the strip but it would have been even better to see them lit. I have only vague memories of Vegas in its neon heyday and could only imagine what some […]

Visiting the New Butterfly Pavilion at Natural History Museum LA

I’ve been to the Natural History Museum so many times that if you asked me for directions I could take you just about anywhere. Hall of Mammals? Right this way. Hall of Birds? Head upstairs. Dinosaurs? Over here and don’t forget to take a peek at the rotunda. Butterfly Pavilion? Uh oh. You see, I’ve […]

Visiting Velveteria – The Museum of Velvet Paintings

A couple of weeks ago my friends and I found ourselves in Chinatown saying goodbye to the historic Hop Louie restaurant which was about to close its doors. After indulging in its timeless decor (and not so timeless food) we found ourselves contemplating our next adventure. Luckily, Chinatown is home to a myriad of quirky […]

Exploring Lompoc, CA

When I recently attended Wine & Fire it was my first visit to Lompoc. Long familiar with the Santa Ynez Valley I somehow had never wandered west to explorer the historic town just over the Santa Rita Hills. I aimed immediately to remedy that and any moment I had free from the festival I used […]

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 […]

A Coastal Walk in Palos Verdes

A couple of weeks ago while shopping at Once Upon a Time I came across a book called 10,000 Steps a Day in L.A. Written by Paul Haddad it features 52 10,000 step walks around the LA area. Always looking for unique ways to see the city I eagerly purchased it. I read through it […]

Pterosaurs Come to Natural History Museum LA

I can think of no better way to star a holiday weekend then to head to one of my favorite spots – the Natural History Museum. This morning I found myself there bright and early to preview its latest exhibit – Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs. The Natural History Museum already has an […]

Cindy Sherman at The Broad

Since I first visited The Broad nine months ago it’s become one of the biggest sensations in town. Record attendance has made the museum a true success story. This week I was lucky enough to return to preview their first special exhibition Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life. Cindy Sherman is a contemporary artist know for […]

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 […]