Driving north on Fairfax is an education in architecture, art, culture, and old and new LA. The businesses are diverse, the people a mix of Hollywood-hipster-business. I found a cute coffee shop (“Coffee Coffee”) serving Sight Glass coffee (yum), pockets of street art, businesses with distinct personalities (“Pedro” and “Genghis Cohen”), funky stickers (“stay weird” – yes!),… Read More North Fairfax
A beautiful nook north of downtown and a neighborhood I would seriously consider moving to, Los Feliz has a rich local history and deep connection to LA’s collective story: Los Feliz
There isn’t much that excites me as much as the holidays. This year, I started mine with old friends in San Francisco and Oakland. The Union Square Macy’s Tree Lighting, general madness of holiday shoppers, signature Starbucks off Union trip, and Embarcadero ice skating rink are all captured in my wild picture taking spree across… Read More San Francisco, Holidays 2015
I had the chance to spend more time in and around Oakland on this trip (Thanksgiving). The unmatched views from East Oakland, charm of Lake Merritt and street art of Downtown Oakland (along with Preservation Park) are just a few of things I can now say I’m lucky to have experienced. 😍 … Read More Oakland
An amazing meeting of the minds around archiving, history, preservation, culture – and all the other things that define LA’s story. Read more: LA As Subject.
Walking Workouts (awesome!) From About.Com From the American Heart Association Urban Route Planner (so cool and there’s an app!) Walking Britain (a great site!) Walking Connection From the CDC… The Surgeon General’s Call to Action The Walking Site Walking Works (for Blue Cross Blue Shield subscribers)
“Monarch Manor” is a Monarch Eco Preserve located in my own backyard, Venice Beach. If you’re walking down Pacific Avenue, it can be easy to miss. I never noticed it, in fact, until my BFF walked me over to it this week. I thought: a what? A monarch butterfly preserve? Amazing. While it occupies just a tiny fraction of… Read More Monarch Manor
Look up, down and all around on Gower Street. Art is everywhere. Traditionally, I’ve only gone up and down Gower and its parallel streets on my endless hunt for Hollywood sign pictures. It hit me that I was missing out given the treasure trove of street art that lines Gower. Some of the city’s biggest… Read More Gower Street