Secret Staircase Adventure in Hollywoodland

Los Angeles has a web of short, steep staircases built into hilly neighborhoods. While it may be the case that the staircases are not so "secret" anymore, that doesn't actually seem like a bad thing.
10.11.18

Sounds of the World: NYT Special Edition

I just spent an interesting half hour listening (and watching) a special edition of the New York Times called “Listen to the World”. I had dinner over the weekend with a BOD member of the venerated paper, who alerted me …

9.24.18

Match the Museum: Summer 2018

The weather is gorgeous today, but a heat wave is headed our way. Why not duck into an air-conditioned museum to escape for a few hours? Here's a round-up to help you match your mood to the excellent shows in town right now.
7.5.18

8 Things You Need to Know about Beyond the Streets

Beyond the Streets- a traveling exhibit of contemporary street art (graffiti) currently on view in a warehouse in LA's Chinatown - has been extended to run through August 26, 2018.  It's a must-see for this summer  - so here's what you need to know to visit:
7.4.18

The Power of Puppets

 

A new exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center offers a fun, inter-generational adventure – one in which puppets connect memories and shared ideals between kids and adults. Who among us does not have an intense childhood connection to a …

7.4.18

Father’s Day 2018

The last Father’s Day I spent with my Dad, we listened to old Mills Brothers tunes on YouTube. He crooned from his hospital bed at the barbershop quartet, eased from the confusion of his final days by melodies he’d loved …

6.17.18

5 Tips for Taking Kids to see the Jasper Johns Retrospective at The Broad

The Jasper Johns retrospective at The Broad ("Something Resembling Truth") is only in town until May 13, and tickets are tough to secure. But, spending an hour exploring the life of this important American artist should be a priority for you and the family this spring. Today, we'll spend a little time explaining how it can be meaningful to your family.
2.20.18

Tips on Trips and Camps: Summer Fair February 4, 2018

Let Tips on Trips and Camps match your child's needs with an age-appropriate experience by attending the 2018 Summer Opportunities Fair on Sunday, February 4, where you will learn about overnight camps and teen programs and meet their directors and representatives.
1.30.18

Bucket List: Over the Rainbow in Kauai

I have traveled to Hawaii over the years for family vacations, including for my honeymoon. The two or three times we’ve gone with big kids over the past several years, we’ve gone to Big Island because we can love it’s …

1.10.18