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Soon to Be: LA’s Biggest Tourist Destination

When a new museum comes to town, its news. But when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decides to create a museum (aka temple) to the movies, that’s Oscar-time… and superstar, glamorous, global news. Want to get behind …

8.2.21
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How Many Books Can You Read Before September?

I’m sharing three picks for August – the first was written 30 years old, the second is a brand new book from a beloved author, and the third is an important bit of journalism that reads like a novel. The …

8.2.21
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Do You Really Need an Excuse to Head to Hauser + Wirth?

Returning to the comfort of Hauser + Wirth’s DTLA galleries (including lunch at the fabulous Manuela) was a treat that helped me to feel that the worst of our quarantined days were over. The Amy Sherald show is gone, but …

7.1.21
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How Much is that CSA in the Window?

Not everyone likes a farm box delivered regularly – a common complaint from those who have tried and unsubscribed is that they don’t want to have their menu-planning dictated by someone else. or don’t want to be drowned in vegetables …

6.30.21

Dig Into these Chef Documentaries

By Melehuna

I once had the pleasure of taking a single cooking class from the late chef Mark Peel, and will never forget the extreme care he took in slicing an onion. He brought exquisite attention to the simplest of …

6.30.21
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2021: A Summer for Bikes

Traffic in Los Angeles is back… and when moving around in a car, it is easy to feel that the pandemic was a distant, weird dream. I’m on a quest to find ways to hold onto my “pandemic learnings” and …

6.30.21
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LACMA is under Construction but there’s Much to See Anyway

David Hockney’s largest canvas, “Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio,” is on display in LACMA’s Broad building, and standing before this iconic symbol of LA made me practically weepy. Although it’s been hanging in the museum for …

6.25.21

Get to Know: Alice Neel

Discovering an artist for the first time is a thrill that thousands are having this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s blockbuster “Alice Neel: People Come First.” The exhibit is the first retrospective of the artist’s work …

6.24.21

Bay Area Eats that are here (or coming) to LA

Tartine is a beloved bakery in San Francisco, where old-world, grain-forward bread and pastries are handmade each day and where customers line up for hours to get their daily dose. With four locations in the Bay Area and six outposts …

6.9.21