I was wandering around the LA Times Festival of Books last weekend (which was terrific, by the way, and much more fun than I remember from years past), and came across a fabulous booth dedicated to the mountain lions of …
It's our second post about VR this month, which tells you one thing: we're super curious about the many ways that VR will integrate into our lives and... we're pretty sure that the future has arrived.
If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
A popular, high-reward "starter hike" for families can be found just up the PCH at Solstice Canyon. The box canyon has a steeper, higher loop that more experienced hikers can add onto the adventure, with more of what Solstice is known for - waterfall elements and abandoned ruins of old homesteads.
A spur-of-the-moment trip to the Central Coast can be yours with very little advance planning, and Oh - The Places You'll See! Folks come from all over the world to revel in the delights of our coastline, so it's time to pack the car and head north.
The annual fundraiser for the MAK Center for Art and Architecture offers the rare opportunity to see homes that aren't normally open to the public, and we went on this year's tour of pre-war architecture in Silver Lake, Mount Washington and Echo Park to see homes by protégées of Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and/or R.M. Schindler.
If you’re searching for a new weekend adventure with your kids, consider Long Beach. Normally, I only go when headed to the Aquarium or whale watching -- both of which are always fun. But two weeks ago we headed south for the Longines Master (a Grand Prix horse jumping event) and last weekend we set out to see a play at the International City Theater and took the time to discover the many wonders of Long Beach.
The Butterfly Pavilion is back at the Natural History Museum and great news: it’s new and improved — and open until October 16. After that date, the new space will host creepy crawlies in time for the fall (Halloween) season.…