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

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

Beyond the Aquarium: Long Beach Adventure (with Halloween perks!)

If you’re searching for a new weekend adventure with your kids, consider Long Beach. Normally, I only go when headed to the Aquarium or whale watching -- both of which are always fun. But two weeks ago we headed south for the Longines Master (a Grand Prix horse jumping event) and last weekend we set out to see a play at the International City Theater and took the time to discover the many wonders of Long Beach.
10.26.16

Octoberfest and Beyond: Exploring German Culture in LA

Fall is the time to explore German culture in Los Angeles. If you have a child traveling abroad this fall, chances are they’re already scheming to go to an Octoberfest celebration in Germany.  It seems to be a rite of …

9.9.16
A PICK OF                 THE MONTH

Fortify Yourself against Fortnite

Understanding Fortnite and how to control it in your home.
8.13.16

LA Stay-cations: Aloha, Hawaii!

We’ve come up with some only-in-LA stay-cations to satiate your travel bugs. First up, who’s ready for a sojourn to the South Pacific?
7.23.16

Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon Adventure

Sequoia National Park SkyviewWith a big birthday in site, it occurred to me that being with trees that are over 2000 years old might provide some much needed perspective. When the chance to ferret away a kid who had been in college all …

6.29.16