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

Start the Year with David Hockney

Our New Year’s Resolution is to get to San Francisco before January 20 to see the de Young Museum’s extremely popular show, David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, which is only on view until January 20.David Hockey: Yosemite

David Hockney, Yosemite I,
1.7.14

Common Sense Media: The Basic Rules of Parenting Apply

Technology and media are fabulous additions to our lives, but teaching kids to manage these resources is the #1 issue in parent’s lives

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We all have a story about the movie that we should not have let our children watch. …

12.11.13

The Nutcracker — Let the Holidays Begin!

How to Unpack the Greatness of this Show for Your Family

During the Waltz of the Snowflakes at The Westside Ballet’s production of Tchaivoksky’s The Nutcracker last weekend, I had this thought: the holidays can begin. Now, normally I resist …

12.3.13

Top 10 Things to Do With Family – Unplug and Recharge this Thanksgiving

 

Cornell Turkey Basket Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday because it's about Family and Food.  It's a relatively non-material holiday (except for those steep airfares…) so you won't be hearing much about Black Friday deals here!

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1. Get To LACMA – The Number …

11.26.13

Calder and Abstraction at LACMA

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Believe it or not, there has not been a retrospective of Alexander Calder’s work in LA, ever.  Which is one reason LACMA’s new show, Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic is such a treat. The curators chose to focus …

11.22.13

Dreams of Flight in The Wind Rises

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The Wind Rises, nominated for Best Animated Feature this year, is purportedly Hayao Miyazaki’s last film and this historical romance is as satisfying as any feature film in the adult marketplace. The celebrated Japanese director buries a nugget of wisdom …

11.10.13

Arts ReStore LA: Westwood – A Retail Pop-Up in November

The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReStore LA initiative enters its second weekend, and we recommend clearing a few weekend hours between now and November 24 to explore this unusual, inventive art project. Best of all — it’s all accessible on foot. …

11.8.13

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.
10.3.13