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 […]

Watching Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round

It’s no secret I love a good film screening. Put me in a theatre with some classic on the screen and I’m pretty much in heaven. So when KCET invited me to the Aero for a screening of Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round starring James Coburn it was a no brainer. The film was screened […]

Buddymoon Now Playing at Laemmle Santa Monica

Just because I’m a classic film nut doesn’t mean that I completely eschew contemporary film. I love Wes Anderson. I can’t get enough of the Cornetto Trilogy. And I’m excited to see Finding Dory. Luckily, I get a lot of offers to review films although, frankly, most don’t appeal to me. But every once in […]

Indulging at Taste of Night Market

Since its inauguration in 2012 the 626 Night Market has taken SoCal by storm. Starting in the San Gabriel Valley and expanding to Orange County and beyond it’s introduced a modern spin to the traditional Asian night market. A couple of years ago I checked out the one in OC and had a fun time […]

An Evening with the Vintage Masters of Swing

Sing, sing, sing sing everybody start to sing… Although the heyday of Benny Goodman and his compatriots was long before my time I was lucky enough to grow up in a family with a strong appreciation of the music of the era. Glen Miller, Kay Kyser, Artie Shaw and many others have long been part […]

October SoCal Events

I don’t usually write roundup posts but there’s lots of good stuff coming up this month so I thought I’d tell ya all about it! I am determined to be more focused on wellness. So what better place to start than the Hermosa Beach Health Fest this Saturday October 4? If you register ahead of […]

Enjoying Espresso at Spazio Caffe

Man, I love a good espresso drink. Back in the day I used to hate coffee. But then I discovered espresso and all the amazing drinks made from it. Lattes, Mochas, Macchiatos…I love them all! Recently I was invited by Tastemade to enjoy an evening of hand crafted espresso drinks from Spazio Caffe and what […]

Baryshnikov at The Broad Stage

My mom has always told me that when it comes to entertainment…be sure to see the legends. In the 80’s she saw Sinatra in concert. Sure he wasn’t in his prime but she still treasures the fact that she got to see him perform live. I’ve headed her advice and make sure to catch legendary […]

Visiting The Corner of Love in Santa Monica

Recently, I learned about a new art initiative called Beautify Earth (formerly Beautify Lincoln). The goal is to simply promote beauty and spread joy through public art. And how is this done? By painting plain boring walls and turning them into works of art. The project started on Lincoln Boulevard on the west side of […]