Malibu’s Public Spaces

Malibu conjures all the cliches of LA. We took a mid-week visit off season to remind ourselves how Malibu became Malibu. In other words, why do those who can afford to live here choose to live here, despite the fires and flooding and traffic? The answer is simple: when the land meets the sea, remarkable things happen.
10.3.13

A Crush on Cathedrals: Stained Glass at The Getty Center & Other Impressive Religious Spaces in LA

A new show at The Getty Center leads us back to Chaucer and Saint Thomas Becket and onward to visits to LA's spiritual spaces.
9.27.13

Tongva Park in Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s brand new public space, Tongva Park, had a soft opening this week and opens officially on October 19. With the gates down, and the sun shining brilliantly, it’s hard to believe that the world hasn’t quickly flocked …

9.19.13

Looking at Theater in LA: The 2013-2014 Season

It's time to think about special occasions for the family over the next year. Whether you like to purchase series of tickets or splurge on special occasions, there are plenty of ways to make good use of your time and money this season. Spend a few moments looking around and we think you'll agree.
9.12.13

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

Things to do with Kids in LA: The Endeavour Space Shuttle

The #1 attraction at the California Science Center is the Endeavor space shuttle, and we highly recommend a trip to check out this national treasure. Here is what you may expect!

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The Journey: Last October, the space shuttle was transported …

8.7.13

Films about Old folks for All folks

best exotic marigold hotelA few days of visiting with my parents offered a chance to catch up on two recent and very popular films, both of which focus on unconventional old age homes and the delightful inhabitants therein.

The first is The Best

7.24.13

MOCA: Top Ten Things To See and Do

Museums of Contemporary Art are usually the edgier, more forward-thinking cousin of a city's traditional art institutions. Los Angeles, however, has a wealth of great museums and a plethora of of cutting-edge galleries. So how does a museum define itself as modern in such a modern city? It's not easy, and downtown's Museum of Contemporary Art has had a difficult time finding their place in LA's art constellation over the past few years. But not for lack of a terrific permanent collection and a couple of neat spaces. So we have put our focus on planning a really fun day for your family at the two campuses of MOCA.
7.24.13