About Me

Hello! I’m Melanie, a SoCal native with a passion for adventure. I’ve called the greater Los Angeles area home for most of my life and I can’t think of a better place to live. There’s so much to see and do! Since I first learned to drive I’ve been traveling the area exploring everything it has to offer and few years ago I decided to start this blog and share my finds with you.  Seriously,  I love it all. From historic homes to state parks from tourist traps to hidden gems from up and coming watering holes to the hottest restaurants I’ll be there ready to check it out and report back to you.

In recent years I’ve expanded my explorations beyond California’s borders and you’ll find some of my favorite finds in Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico and more. The travel bug has bitten me hard and I’m ready to share all my favorite spots, whether home or abroad, with you. Who knows where you’ll find me next?

Of course, I’m not always on the go and in my leisure time you’ll find me delving deep into my love of Classic Hollywood. Turner Classic Movies is my channel of choice and I’ll watch anything from silents to recent classics. I’m enamored with the Golden Age of Hollywood and, as I live near its epicenter, I’m often reporting on my favorite film finds.

On that note, I welcome any and all suggestions on things to see and do. I’m open to almost anything – if it’s ripe for discovery I’m there. Feel free to email me with suggestions. Or tweet me. Or hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

1 Comment

  1. Jenny Hammerton December 12, 2017 at 2:46 pm


    I’m contacting you out of the blue to see if you might be interested in participating in a cook-along I’m organizing in February next year.

    I’m writing a “Cooking With Columbo” cookbook which will contain the favourite recipes of Peter Falk and many of his co-stars. Lots of the great and good appeared opposite Falk in this classic TV series – Janet Leigh, Vincent Price, William Shatner, Myrna Loy, Celeste Holm – the list goes on and on!

    If you fancy participating in the book’s virtual reality launch party by cooking a Columbo related dish, I’ll add you to the mailing list. More details will be going out mid-January. If it’s not for you – no worries!

    Jenny – http://www.silverscreensuppers.com

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