The Music Center: Top 10 Things to See and Do

1. Walt Disney Concert Hall 

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The Music Center is a huge part of what makes Downtown LA a world class cultural hub. Several gorgeous buildings, taking up more than a few city blocks, are the sites of numerous artistic performances …

4.3.14

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

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A remarkable community, exiled from Europe before and during and after Hitler’s reign, immigrated to Los Angeles and made lives for themselves. The Los Angeles Museum Of The Holocaust (LAMOTH) — hidden in Pan Pacific Park directly next to the …

4.3.14

Local Outdoor Destinations for Spring Adventures

Sometimes a long drive isn’t in the cards…Sometimes the closer the better.  Los Angeles is brimming with hidden gems that are close enough to avoid the whining and far enough to escape the every day blahs.  Two of these are …

3.19.14

Wildlife Adventures are Just a Drive Away

In a big city like LA there is very little in the way of wildlife — let’s face, it: sometimes the Farmers’ Market petting zoos and mall pet stores aren’t quite enough to satisfy the nature itch.  A short drive

3.18.14

The Norton Simon’s Top 10 Things to See and Do

Norton Simon Museum Entrance 5The Norton Simon Museum is a small but exquisite treasure tucked away in Old Town Pasadena. Built around the legendary collection of one of the 20th Century’s most successful art collectors (and one of LA’s early scions), the museum contains …

3.4.14

The Autry National Center: The TFS Top 10 Must-Sees

AUTRYexteriorweb Are you looking for a quintessential California experience for your family? Look no farther than a colorful institution dedicated to the history of Western history and culture– the Autry National Center, located in Griffith Park next to the LA …

2.20.14

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

Are your local Barnes and Nobles bookstores either closing or overrun with computer-fixated patrons? Are you a little too dependent upon your Amazon wish list? We might have the perfect https://www.thefamilysavvy.com/2014/01/the-last-bookstore/ to modern book malaise:  a cavernous and strangely beautiful …

1.18.14

3 Reasons to Explore DTLA

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Surprise, surprise! DTLA has been listed at the tippy top of several travel lists for 2014.  GC magazine declared that “America’s Next Best City is inside LA” — declaring DTLA one of the coolest places in the country …

1.15.14

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.
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