If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
I love LA - anytime you want to peek into a new corner of town, a discovery is to be made. My most recent discovery is a couple from Mexico who patented a new way of making prints, and has been working with some of the world's most famous living artists.
This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
Chances are that, like us, you have lived in LA for a considerable number of years without ever visiting our city's strange and wonderful masterpiece -- Watts Towers. We urge you to put this adventure on your Do-It-Now List for 2017.
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.
Last week, Time Magazine named Julius Schulman's photograph of The Stahl House as one of the 100 most influential photographs of all time. Here's how to visit the property.
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.