Drink Your Vegetables – Why the Juice Craze just might be here to stay

Pressed Juices are all the rage right now, with various vendors cropping up all over town. We’ve tried Kreation, and Beverly Hills Juice and Pressed Juicery and they’re all pretty darn delicious. Take a look at the flavors here …

4.24.12

National Geographic – I just can’t quit you

In a fit of spring-cleaning, I’m emptying shelves and bookcases around the house. I’m the first to toss or re-purpose anything that hasn’t been used in a few years, much to the chagrin of my husband** who still laments that …

4.23.12

Play Me I’m Yours

With Play Me, I’m Yours, pianos are strategically set up around the city, decorated colorfully by local artists to entice you to sit down and “tickle the ivories”. It’s all part of a public art project by Luke Jerram, …

4.17.12

Archived: Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Orange County Museum of Art

Driving over an hour to see some art may seem like a crazy idea, especially on Easter Sunday.  The way I had it figured, everyone feels a little bit reverent about something – my husband about going to Dodger Stadium, …

4.13.12

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style at The Getty Center

Say Herb Ritts and statuesque black and white images of the world’s most beautiful people come to mind. The artist’s sleek images of famous folks in glamorous poses feel as though they’ve been part of our fame-obsessed culture forever. But …

4.3.12

Zip-lining with Teenagers

My family just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii where, although we did not visit the Mauna Loa Volcano (the largest in the world -- and still active), we did spend a day zip-lining. When we got home, I discovered an article in the new Los Angeles Times Saturday section about local zip-line adventure outfits, so thought that my experience might be worth chronicling if indeed we Southern Californians are going to spend more time zipping around local forests and mountainsides.

4.1.12

Archived: Deciphering Another, Thread by Thread: Aligheiro Boetti by Afghan Women

As a very young girl, I was taught to embroider by my grandmother, and so passed along these skills to my daughter when she was in elementary school and spent hours doing craft projects. It’s meaningful to me when skills, …

3.23.12

The Hunger Games: Who Should Watch?

Despite having heard rave reviews of “The Hunger Games” from two readers in two generations who really loved Harry Potter,  I sniffed at the book covers with a certain disdain – kids killing kids? Sounded too violent and… offensive to …

3.22.12

On the Communities We Create

I walked a half-marathon this past weekend, as part of a team to benefit Lupus LA. Twenty five of us walked/ran our way through LA’s streets, encouraged by rowdy crowds along a colorful route through West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, …

3.20.12