Excursion in the Arts District

It's 2018, and time to explore new corners of the city -  our first stop for adventure this past weekend was LA's vibrant Arts District. Here are the highlights, and our advice for an enriching day downtown.
1.15.18

Sponge Bob, Join the Parade!

Peeking behind the scenes of parade-making is the way to share the excitement of the whole event with kids because, let's face it. Watching it on television is a bit of a snore. Here's how we did it in NYC, and how you can do the same at Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.
11.29.17

CUBA IS at The Annenberg Space for Photography

The latest show at The Annenberg Space for Photography offers a fascinating up-to-the-minute glimpse of life in Cuba and is one of the best shows of this fall's Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.
10.2.17

Millard Sheets, the Marciano Art Foundation, and the Masons

I had a chance to visit the new Marciano Art Foundation (MAT) recently and found myself fascinated by the unusual history of the building itself - specifically the work of artist and architect Millard Sheets, but also the odd legacy of the Scottish Rite Free Masons. Here are some tips for taking a tour of the building, what to know about the art in the collection, and tips for exploring the elegant neighborhood in which it is situated - Hancock Park.
8.23.17

Original Malibu – History and a Visit to Adamson House

The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle For Paradise, written by David K. Randall, unlocks the mystery and provides a fascinating glimpse of life in early Los Angeles.
7.28.17

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