Touring the Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times Building is an iconic structure in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1935 in the Art Deco style it’s one of the area’s most beautiful structures. It’s also a building in transition. As the newspaper industry continues to struggle it was recently sold to the development company Omini Group […]

Taking the Roastery Tour at Blue Bottle Coffee

I’m a coffee snob. I hate to admit it but it’s true. I’m totally done with Starbucks, Peet’s just fell by the wayside and I’ve never been able to stomach the stuff in a can. But give me a coffee bar with a limited menu, high quality beans and, um, a higher price point and […]

Touring Warner Bros. with Warner Archive

When I was younger my family would haunt the aisles of Suncoast Video snatching up classic films to watch and enjoy. Then came the rise of digital and our beloved Suncoast went belly up. Without our supplier we were relegated to the few classics that made it to DVD – they just weren’t as prolific […]

From Hughes to Hercules with the LA Conservancy

This weekend may not be over yet but I already know my plans for next Saturday. You can find me on October 24 in Playa Vista with the LA Conservancy touring the former Hughes Aircraft Company. From Hughes To Hercules is a special tour put on by the conservancy to highlight this important piece of […]

Touring Greenbar Distillery

Southern California is home to several breweries and wineries but distilleries remain elusive. As much as I love a good glass of beer or wine I’m a bigger cocktail fan. So, when I heard that Greenbar Distillery, based in Los Angeles, was open for tours I was ready to go! Greenbar Distillery is located on […]

Celebrating Modernism Week in Palm Springs

For years I’d been wanting to head to Palm Springs for Modernism Week, the famous 10 day celebration of all things Mid-century Modern. But as things go, I never made it. Until this year. Finally. FINALLY I went and it was wonderful. Due to a limited budget I was only able to spend a day […]

Visiting Sonoma – A Day at Jack London State Historic Park

Disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite aspects of traveling is randomly coming across a new place. Seeing a restaurant, museum, park or shop and deciding to stop can sometimes become the highlight of a trip. That being said, I always […]

Visiting Healdsburg – A Food and Wine Hotspot

Disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. When planning my trip to the Sonoma Valley there were certain places I knew I had to visit – Sonoma, Petaluma and (of course) Guerneville. One spot that didn’t immediately come to mind was Healdsburg. I was completely […]

SoCal Events November 1-8

Happy Halloween! I hope your trick or treating yielded lots of chocolate and very few raisins. And while you’re digging into your pile of goodies don’t forget November is just around the corner. Literally. It’s tomorrow. But no fear. I’ve got you covered with a list of fun events to celebrate the first week of […]

Touring the Catalina Island Casino

After visiting the Catalina Island Museum I knew I had to take a look around the rest of the Casino. Luckily, I was there just in time to grab a spot on a Behind the Scenes tour. The Casino was built in 1929 and looks very much the same as it did on opening day. […]