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 […]

An Evening with Casa Herradura Tequila

I love a good cocktail. Lucky for me so do my best pals. We regularly get together for cocktail hour where we try out new recipes and ingredients. Lately, we’ve been expanding our mixology adventures by touring distilleries and taking cocktail classes. It’s been fun exploring the cocktail culture of LA and OC (while being […]

A Culinary Tour of 4th Street Market

About a year ago 4th Street Market opened in the heart of Santa Ana and I couldn’t have been more excited. Have grown up in the area I was eager to see the newest addition to the downtown area. Soon, I found myself a regular customer stopping by for a quick bite on my way […]

Visiting Orchard Supply Hardware in Lakewood

full disclosure: I attended a media event at Orchard Supply Hardware and received a gift bag. All opinions are my own. About a year ago I previewed a new Orchard Supply Hardware in Cerritos which marked the San Jose based company’s return to the area. Well, I’m happy to report the return was a success […]

Visiting The Lummis House

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Los Angeles is home to a myriad of historic homes. It’s one of my favorite delights to tour the various structures and learn about their historical significance. In my years exploring I’ve visited several houses and have found something to love in each and every […]

Enjoying the Taste Crafted Menu at McDonald’s

Awhile back I introduced you to the Create Your Taste concept at McDonald’s. I had a lot of fun building my own burger and was curious to see what other new tricks the famous chain had up their sleeve. Turns out they’re taking the creative burger concept and running with it as now you can […]

Touring the Highland Theatre

One of my favorite local organizations is the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. It’s no secret I’ve got a thing for old theatres and write about them often. The LAHTF is dedicated to the preservation of these historic landmarks and through its advocacy has saved several of these magnificent spaces. Thanks to them I’ve been […]

Attending Ale Academy at Angel City Brewery

When I was at Angel City Brewery trying the Belligerent Bloke one of the brewers mentioned an Ale Academy and my ears perked up. Ale academy? What could that be? I soon learned that once a month the brewery offers a beer-centric class for a nominal feel. Intrigued, I vowed to sign up. Lucky for […]

Dabs Myla at Modernica

You know what? People are sure creative. I know that may not be the most groundbreaking news but it never ceases to amaze me to see what wonderful things people come up with. Take Dabs Myla. This husband and wife artistic team recently completed a massive installation at Modernica – a mid-century inspired design company […]

Touring the Adamson House

Most of this month has been ridiculously hot and muggy and I’ve spent a lot of time hunkered at home with the AC blasting. One day I decided to get out of the house and head to the shore. I’m not so much of a beach person so instead of setting up camp on the […]