On Book Clubbing

Who better than the NYTimes for book recommendations, right? As long as I can remember, poring over the Book Review section of the massive Sunday paper was a ritual and now, one of my favorite weekly listens is the paper’s …

1.18.20

Hollywood History Stair Adventure

Our latest tour of LA’s “Secret Stairs” offers a dose of Hollywood history and glamour. You only need to park once to explore two completely different neighborhoods that sit immediately south of the Hollywood Bowl, one on each side of …

1.11.20

Welcome MMXX

I took a long break from posting here, and I have missed writing about the important issues, travel and art that have meant so much to me. So – here we go with a bold 2020 New Year’s Resolution to …

1.8.20

Tips for Museum Going with Kids (LACMA)

When visiting a museum with your kids, having a navigation plan is key.  Often we get so focused on logistics (traffic, parking), that we arrive on campus without a clue where to begin.

So it’s useful to have a simple …

8.11.19

Why I am reading Less this year

I'm reading less this year in general.  But when it comes to worthy books this year, Andrew Sean Greer's novel is at the top of my list. 
10.13.18

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

Ai Wei Wei in LA

No less that THREE galleries have Ai Wei Wei shows in LA right now, and you can spend an afternoon touring the latest art from one of the world’s best known artists.

First up should be at The Marciano Art

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

King Tut: Treasure of the Golden Pharaoh

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will be the last chance for your kids to see the treasures of King Tut in the U.S.
8.30.18