On Mother’s Day

Seems this week that every blog post and every shopping site is calling out their picks for Mother’s Day – 5 gifts, 5 brunch spots, 5 things to do to celebrate Mom. Not to be a Bummer Mommy, but do …


Things to do with kids in LA: Hollywood Bowl 2012 Line-Up

How cute is Gustavo Dudamel? At a press event for the Hollywood Bowl's 2012 season, he trotted out on stage to explain what most excited him about the summer's programming. (See him? Gazing upwards trying to decide where to begin with the summer's exciting line-up?). With a twinkle in his eye, he talked about all his Latin friends who will join him onstage this summer (Placido Domingo, Panamanian Rubén Blades, Columbian Juanes and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra,) as well as his long-term plans for the LA Phil.

Things to Do in LA: Last Call at the Oasis

We saw a new documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, directed by Oscar winner Jessica Yu and from the producers of The Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for ‘Superman’  and Food, Inc.

The film’s impressive credentials also include being based …


Things to Do in LA: TFS Subscriber describes her experience at Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Four friends, committed to social change and women’s rights, journeyed to the Skirball Center, recently to see Women Hold Up Half The Sky, based on the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas Kristof …


FUN for KIDS in LA: A clever TWEAK on gifting

Tara Riceberg’s new shop TWEAK, located on Beverly Boulevard near Orlando, offers gifts for kids and the home with a clever twist – everything is pre-wrapped for low-stress/high-reward shopping.  Turns out, her mother ran the Beverly Hills store Tesoro, …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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, …