Griffith Park Hikes & Bronson Caves

If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
3.1.17

Your Culture To-Do List: February 2017

Happy February – Valentine’s Day and the Academy Awards (Sunday, February 26) makes for a culture-rich month. Here is a round up of what looks interesting to us this month:

#1 Pick for Valentine’s Day 

Our friends at Street Food …

1.31.17

Museums Free-For-All: Sunday, January 29, 2017

This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
1.26.17

Watts Towers: Nuestro Pueblo

Chances are that, like us, you have lived in LA for a considerable number of years without ever visiting our city's strange and wonderful masterpiece -- Watts Towers. We urge you to put this adventure on your Do-It-Now List for 2017.
1.25.17

Winter Adventure: Solstice Canyon

A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
1.17.17

David Hockney’s SUMO-sized Book at TASCHEN Gallery

TASCHEN has created a SUMO-sized book that surveys 60 years of David Hockney’s work. The behemoth is called David Hockney, A Bigger Book and you can drop by the Gallery on Beverly (at Crescent Heights) for a peek. You can’t …

12.14.16

Thinking Ahead: The Stahl House

Last week, Time Magazine named Julius Schulman's photograph of The Stahl House as one of the 100 most influential photographs of all time. Here's how to visit the property.
11.29.16

Architectural Time Travel: The 2016 MAK Tour

The annual fundraiser for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture offers the rare opportunity to see homes that aren't normally open to the public, and we went on this year's tour of pre-war architecture in Silver Lake, Mount Washington and Echo Park to see homes by protégées of Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and/or R.M. Schindler.
11.7.16

Adventure LA: Spanish Overtones

Our latest hometown adventure series continues with an east-to-west jaunt across LA, Spanish style - start downtown with a visit to the lovely Los Angeles Cathedral, drop into LACMA for a Picasso immersion, and head west for delicious Spanish cui
10.31.16