Beach City Heaven: Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo Beaches

The three Beach Cities in the South Bay are bustling, unpretentious havens of ocean adoration. Locals seem to have drifted into town for love of the sea and have stayed on for decades, abiding by it’s rhythms and managing their …

7.23.14

Which Malibu Beach Is for You?

Santa Monica and Venice tend to be the go-to beach destination for West L.A.-ers. But, we drove north on PHC to explore the diverse offerings of Malibu’s many beaches and discovered endlessly diverse and spectacular options. For one thing, the …

7.18.14

The Music Center: Top 10 Things to See and Do

1. Walt Disney Concert Hall 

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The Music Center is a huge part of what makes Downtown LA a world class cultural hub. Several gorgeous buildings, taking up more than a few city blocks, are the sites of numerous artistic performances …

4.3.14

The Norton Simon’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

Norton Simon Museum Entrance 5The Norton Simon Museum is a small but exquisite treasure tucked away in Old Town Pasadena. Built around the legendary collection of one of the 20th Century’s most successful art collectors (and one of LA’s early scions), the museum contains …

3.4.14

The Autry National Center: The TFS Top 10 Must-Sees

AUTRYexteriorweb Are you looking for a quintessential California experience for your family? Look no farther than a colorful institution dedicated to the history of Western history and culture– the Autry National Center, located in Griffith Park next to the LA …

2.20.14

Arts ReStore LA: Westwood – A Retail Pop-Up in November

The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReStore LA initiative enters its second weekend, and we recommend clearing a few weekend hours between now and November 24 to explore this unusual, inventive art project. Best of all — it’s all accessible on foot. …

11.8.13

Things To Do With Kids in LA: Explore the Venice Canals and Abbot Kinney

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One of our favorite hidden LA gems is the Venice canals, and we love the chance to explore this sweet residential are before cruising Abbot Kinney Boulevard for excellent food and unusual shopping.

Wandering the canal streets provides a glimpse …

8.22.13

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Walk around Lake Hollywood

The Family Savvy takes a walk around the Hollywood Reservoir and marvels at the engineering feat that created Lake Hollywood.
8.15.13

The California Science Center’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

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The California Science Center has so many new exhibits that it’s barely recognizable as the spot we visited a few years ago, and provides prime ground for kids to learn more lessons than a textbook could possibly teach in the …

8.8.13