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

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

Carless at Bergamot: Exploring on bike or foot

With the current, much-heralded launch of Metro’s Exposition Line, Bergamot is at last also a real transit station again, and it’s now possible to reach the arts complex easily via public transportation and to explore it—and the surrounding area—on foot or on bike.
6.4.16

Big Bunnies – June 5-11 (psst you can buy one for yourself!)

intrude-4Arts Brookfield presents a highly acclaimed public art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer. The installation is titled Intrude and will be on view this Summer from June 5-11, 2016. Intrude in LA features seven monumental rabbits constructed of sewn …

6.4.16

In DTLA, a new kid on the (whole) block

The big news in the Downtown art scene is the mid-March arrival of mega-gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Its opening marks a homecoming of sorts for Paul Schimmel, the former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art who …

5.11.16