Snapshots of Hogsmeade

After reading all the books and watching all the films I anxiously awaited the opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Finally, the big day came and…I didn’t go. As much as I love me some Potter I really don’t like crowds. So I decided to wait until the furor died […]

CraftX Beer Subscription Launches in Los Angeles

In recent years the amount of craft breweries in Los Angeles has exploded. It seems no matter what city you’re in there’s a brewery nearby and, chances are, it’s beer is fantastic. You all know about my love for Angel City but I enjoy trying new places, too. With so many to choose from how […]

Strolling Through the Television Academy Sculpture Garden

I’ve always been a fan of television. As a kid I crushed on Jason Bateman in The Hogan Family, loved catching The Patty Duke Show on Nick and Nite and lived for TGIF and my three favorite shows Perfect Strangers, Family Matters and Full House. A few years back I stopped watching TV for awhile […]

An Afternoon at Masters of Taste

After I went on and on about Masters of Taste last month I couldn’t very well leave you hanging after the event. Recently, the big day came and it was wild and wonderful. It was my second time around and, now, its status as my favorite Los Angeles food event is firmly in place. For […]

Radiotopia Live in Los Angeles

Podcasts are a significant part of my daily life. I listed to them at work, in the car and sometimes fall asleep to them. My tastes vary from comedy to old time radio to history to in depth interviews and one of my favorite podcast networks is Radiotopia. Filled with an array of human interest […]

Visiting Fort Tejon State Park

Whenever I’m out exploring with family and friends I’m the go to driver. I like to drive (or rather be in control) and I’ve no fear of the road…except when it comes to mountain roads. They’re my Achilles heel. I’ll still drive but I WON’T enjoy it. So when it happened to rain on a […]

Catching the LEGO Americana Roadshow at Glendale Galleria

full disclosure: I received a gift bag when I attended this preview. All opinions are my own. As a kid I never could get into building things with LEGO bricks. I was too impatient to follow the directions and most of my creations tended to be…abstract. Despite this I’m endlessly fascinated with LEGO creations. Be […]

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 […]