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

Yvonne Mounsey & the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica

A memoir by a former student

A few weekends ago, Westside School of Ballet held its annual Spring Performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre. And while each and every show that Westside puts on is a delight to all audience members, …

6.5.13

RIP Roger Ebert

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This is the way I will remember Roger Ebert – as the robust, thumbs-up toting film lover who loved movies (perhaps) more than any of us. As the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize and his own star …

4.5.13

TFS Subscriber Giveaway – Sleepover at the Skirball

A Night with the Redcoats – January 19, 2013

Sleepover at the Skirball

Have your kids ever slept over at a museum? It’s one of those indelible experiences that childhood in a big city allows. In conjunction with the Creating the United States exhibit,

1.14.13

Year End Charitable Donation Ideas that Affect the Lives Women and Girls in LA

I was lucky to be invited to “Healthy Cities: Healthy Women,” a one-day conference organized by UPenn Nursing Science and LA’s UPenn community around the topic of LA and Urban Women’s Health. Without having much of a sense …

11.29.12

TFS Subscriber Profile – Julia Cotts

A few weeks ago, I attended a fundraiser for the Garden School Foundation, an LA-based charity that has a highly successful school-garden program at the 24th Street Elementary School in West Adams. We toured the lovely space and met …

11.14.12

TFS Subscriber Profile: Desiree Lapin and the Parents Education League of LA

We caught up with Desiree Lapin, founder of the Parents Education League of LA, a non-profit organization that serves as a valuable resource for parents on all things having to do with their child’s education.  If you have young …

10.4.12

TFS Subscriber Profile: Gayle Baigelman and BookEnds

I sat down with Gayle Baigelman last week, a former film executive and mother of a teenage girl, who has managed to turn a lifetime love of reading into a satisfying day job. How did she do that? She works …

8.8.12

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 …

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