Virtual Museum Going

Frankly, the only thing that helps me stay sane during this time is the imagine the pleasures of returning to the things we once took for granted. Gathering with family and friends, returning to the workplace, going to the grocery …

3.12.20

Violet: New Cooking School and Restaurant

Westwood Village has a lovely new french restaurant called Violet that had the misfortune to open during the first week of the COVID-19 quarantine, but that hopefully can weather the storm because the neighborhood needs a classy spot to dine, …

3.2.20

The Backbone Trail

After living in Los Angeles for over 30 years, I only recently learned about the Backbone Trail (BBT), a magnificent 67 mile trail that connects ridge lines from Will Rogers to Point Magu. In January, a group of friends hiked the first 11 miles, and our goal is to do the whole route before the year is over.
2.29.20

The Overstory by Richard Powers

 

Richard Powers’ The Overstory is a big long read, as massive as the redwoods that he chronicles so lovingly. It’s easy to put aside, which I did for about 9 months after it won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for

2.23.20

Little Women

 

 

With an all-star cast and stellar directing by Greta Gerwig (Ladybird), Little Women is arguably the best film of 2019. Gerwig takes the beloved title for a modern spin, deftly mixing up the traditional timeline, to

2.1.20

CCPA + How to Protect your Privacy

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) went into effect as of January 1, 2020 … have you taken a moment to understand its ramifications? Most of us don’t really want to know about the troves of data being harvested by …

1.30.20

Badamaash

Ever wonder where to eat before a Laker game when you head downtown? Try Badmaash, an Indian joint across from the courthouse (with a second outlet on Fairfax).

We had terrific service, tried dishes we hadn’t heard of before, …

1.23.20

On Book Clubbing

Who better than the NYTimes for book recommendations, right? As long as I can remember, poring over the Book Review section of the massive Sunday paper was a ritual and now, one of my favorite weekly listens is the paper’s …

1.18.20

Hollywood History Stair Adventure

Our latest tour of LA’s “Secret Stairs” offers a dose of Hollywood history and glamour. You only need to park once to explore two completely different neighborhoods that sit immediately south of the Hollywood Bowl, one on each side of …

1.11.20