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

Tongva Park in Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s brand new public space, Tongva Park, had a soft opening this week and opens officially on October 19. With the gates down, and the sun shining brilliantly, it’s hard to believe that the world hasn’t quickly flocked …

9.19.13

Looking at Theater in LA: The 2013-2014 Season

It's time to think about special occasions for the family over the next year. Whether you like to purchase series of tickets or splurge on special occasions, there are plenty of ways to make good use of your time and money this season. Spend a few moments looking around and we think you'll agree.
9.12.13

Things To Do With Kids in LA: Explore the Venice Canals and Abbot Kinney

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One of our favorite hidden LA gems is the Venice canals, and we love the chance to explore this sweet residential are before cruising Abbot Kinney Boulevard for excellent food and unusual shopping.

Wandering the canal streets provides a glimpse …

8.22.13

Things to Do with Kids in LA: Walk around Lake Hollywood

The Family Savvy takes a walk around the Hollywood Reservoir and marvels at the engineering feat that created Lake Hollywood.
8.15.13

Things to do with Kids in LA: The Endeavour Space Shuttle

The #1 attraction at the California Science Center is the Endeavor space shuttle, and we highly recommend a trip to check out this national treasure. Here is what you may expect!

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The Journey: Last October, the space shuttle was transported …

8.7.13

Visiting the Watts Towers

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Unless you’ve already heard of the Watts towers, you most likely wouldn’t expect to find a famous sculptural work in the middle of Watts. In fact, The Family Savvy’s journey to the towers involved plenty of thoughts like “we must …

7.11.13

What To Read Right Now: May and Beyond

 

Laura Cornell

In the last few months, new titles have felt a bit slim-pickings, so I went back and read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, which never disappoints. I recently convinced my book club to read Cannery Row, which …

4.30.13

Spring Break 2013 Edition

10 ACTION ITEMS for this year's Spring Break The goal of any vacation is to expand our horizons beyond the normal routine. There's plenty of ways to do just that, here in LA. We've organized this year's Spring Break Edition with some motivating verbs!
3.26.13