Presidents’ Day 2013 – A Savvy Itinerary

Why not spend exploring LA like the Presidents did?  LA is no DC, but US presidents have long enjoyed their trips to the Southland. Here’s an homage to their various personalities and points of view!

If You’re on the West

2.13.13

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Pasadena

Pasadena shows up on every Angeleno’s radar during January when the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl take to the national stage. But, before or after January 1st this neighborhood does not get enough credit. With a charming old town, vibrant …

12.11.12

Things to Do with Kids in L.A.: Culver City

After the Thanksgiving craze, why not take advantage of a vacation day, and take the family on an excursion to one of  L.A.’s many cool neighborhoods? We’ve already covered the fun and excitement to be had in Downtown, Malibu

11.20.12

Things to do with Kids in LA: Venice & Abbot Kinney

After our fun-filled “Things to do with Kids in LA: DTLA” post, we’ve decided to explore another neighborhood, and let you know how to explore the Venice/ Abbot Kinney area en famille. You may think that the usual …

9.6.12

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