Can HopSkipDrive Change Your Life?

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Sometimes the simple physics of parenting are against us – and for many, that happens when kids start afternoon activities. You can add one karate class here and one soccer practice there for one child in a week, but add

3.5.15

Three Hikes Worthy of these Gorgeous Clear Skies

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When the rains sweep clean the L.A. Basin, hiking is in order. Here are three worthy places to explore.

Admit it – you’re perfectly happy not to be living back East with all those dreadful snowstorms. For many, the single …

3.5.15

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

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Kids, with proper guidance, can really enjoy the Hammer’s latest new show, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio. More than enjoy, it may actually stimulate their creativity! The freshest of ideas are often best comprehended by children …

2.28.15

Now at the Getty: J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Turner canvases from Tate London in LA through May

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It had poured rain the night before, and though we eagerly ascended the stairs toward the Getty’s special exhibition space, everyone was stopped in their tracks by the breathtaking view. It

2.26.15

Watch a T-Rex Grow Up at The Natural History Museum

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One my son’s early childhood developmental phases was, what I like to refer to as, “the Dinosaur Phase”. It was phase one, closely followed by the “superhero phase” and then the “Lego period”.   Tragically my son’s Dinosaur phase coincided with …

2.19.15

Glimpse of Sky-Lit at The Broad

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The Broad Museum doesn’t open until September 20, 2015 but Angelenos were offered the chance to have a sneak peak of the unfinished, unsupported third floor of the new structure today — and turned out in droves! Here we all …

2.16.15

How To Bring Mindfulness into your Life in 2015

2015 is the year to experiment with an enduring trend in health: mindfulness. Remember Transcendental Meditation from years past? Those groovy friends who had a “mantra”‘ and talked blissfully about their mysterious meditation practice? What’s old is new again with …

2.4.15

Hello Kitty! at the JANM

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Walking into the Hello Kitty exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, you’ll be immediately overwhelmed by adorable-ness. It’s a rather nice way to be overwhelmed, involving lots of sparkles and smiles. Hundreds of Hello Kitty knick knacks are …

1.31.15

How to Take Advantage of Free Museum Day: Jan 31, 2015

This weekend, museums around the southland will be opening their doors for free to the public, and here is a list of participating institutions. Here are our picks for the day, arranged by age groups.

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Travel up …

1.28.15