Book Report: The State of our Educational System

As the school year approaches, it’s good to take a moment and think about the point at which our individual and collective educational efforts are aimed. The race to get into the ‘right’ schools is all encompassing at each step …

8.28.14

Beach City Heaven: Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches

The three Beach Cities in the South Bay are bustling, unpretentious havens of ocean adoration. Locals seem to have drifted into town for love of the sea and have stayed on for decades, abiding by it’s rhythms and managing their …

7.23.14

Romeo & Juliet by the National Ballet of Canada

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There’s something about going to the ballet that feels so delightfully refined. This weekend, The Music Center enjoyed a cheerful buzz as fans of the National Ballet of Canada took their seats for five performances of classical ballet Romeo &

7.18.14

Which Malibu Beach Is for You?

Santa Monica and Venice tend to be the go-to beach destination for West L.A.-ers. But, we drove north on PHC to explore the diverse offerings of Malibu’s many beaches and discovered endlessly diverse and spectacular options. For one thing, the …

7.18.14

I’ll Take My Music Al Fresco: A Guide to Outdoor Concert Options for Summer 2014

We’ve got your Summer Music options covered. Although the point is to get outside and enjoy the sweet night air, in preparing this post we recognized how many tremendous choices there are for discovering new music. With KCRW DJs spinning

7.18.14

History Preserved Through Stitches and Beads

Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork

Hand-crafted is a moniker that is once again gaining popularity, both as a marketing tool and an activity of worth across the country.  We had this in mind during a tour through the Autry’s …

6.20.14

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe Sets the Table for Summer!

How Do You Know It’s Summertime in LA? You have time to drive up the coast for a perfect outdoor lunch!

Before the crush of the summer season makes a midday trip to Malibu seem like insanity, treat yourself to …

6.16.14

GIVEAWAY: 100 Things to Do in LA Before You Die

 Enter to Win a Copy of a Just Published Book about LA

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If you’re short on inspiration for things to do on the weekend, Carrie Kim’s new book will help jump start your planning. A freelance writer and designer, Kim …

6.11.14

Van Gogh, Cezanne, Rousseau and Kandinsky in LA for the Summer

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Take our advice: don’t waste any time grabbing tickets to see LACMA’s new show, Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky, which is only in town through September 14, 2014.  The Resnick Pavilion is filled to …

6.9.14