Things to Do With Kids in LA: A day in DTLA

What’s a family to do when vacation is a distant memory, camps are done and there are TWO HOT weeks of summer left?

We suggest exploring a new part of town! Once school starts, traffic and homework will take precedence …

8.13.12

Our friends at Coolhaus will meet Bill Clinton this week!

Two young women shared similar passions – ice cream and architecture. They had day jobs after college, but pursued their hobby to the extreme and were soon making architectural ice-cream sandwiches. This was the fall of 2008 and their second …

6.6.12

Cupcake ATM

Do you know what this is?? If you guessed the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM, you’re right. Which begs the question: is the first step towards a George Jetson future or a just a case of “Only in Beverly Hills”.

Given the …

3.8.12

Things to do with Kids in LA: The Trioliths of Playa del Rey

A good friend and longtime TFS subscriber likes to find unusual corners of LA to show me, and her latest treat was a trip to Playa del Rey to see the Nigama Trioliths. I wasn't sure what to expect but was up for adventure and went along  -- I always like getting to know a new neighborhood. We drove through the Ballona Wetlands, parked in the sleepy and relaxed street just a block from the beach, and wandered out to the bicycle pass to see the unusual 'posed rock' sculptures created by the artist Nigama. A man on a quest without formal training, Nigama has dedicated years to posing found rocks along the waterway of Playa del Rey and his sculptures face the water together, a community of silent and stalwart forms that is subject to the whims of nature and random visitors. Kids will enjoy a scramble along the waterway (careful not to slip) and though you'll find more trash around than you'd like, there is something mesmerizing about the way the sculptures are arranged together that is touching. Here is a gallery of he trioliths. Bring a bike, cruise the waterways over Memorial day weekend and enjoy.
10.25.11