Things to Do with Kids In LA: Cleopatra at the California Science Center

When I first entered the newly installed Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center, I instantly lost my bearings. The dramatically darkened space, high lit with stone figurines, provides a stark contrast to the brightly lit atrium of the …


Art From the Ashes

Joy Feuer was in her car, listening to NPR describe the devastation of the 2007 California wildfire epidemic, when she had one of those “A Ha!” moment that changes lives. While listening to a firefighter describe the painful loss of …


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 …