Giving Back: Dine 11

A charity born in Covid times that feeds essential hospital workers and keeps chefs in business.
4.22.20

Emma : Streaming and Purely Delightful

The new Emma, released to streaming platforms because of the COVID-19 virus, is a pure delight and a must-see for the family. And for romantics and Jane Austen fans. Doesn’t that just about cover all of us?

Backing up, with …

4.3.20

Lost Children Archive

Rarely do we really understand where a writer finds her inspiration but Valeria Luiselli tips her hand willingly to share that her deeply moving new novel was borne of an experience she had interviewing migrant children in New York City. …

3.29.20

2020 Goals: 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 …

3.23.20

Books for Quarantining

Looking for some reading to take you through the COVID-19 quarantine?
3.22.20

LEARN: Julie Mehretu at LACMA

File this under things you can do during the COVID-19 quarantine – relax into this expanse of extra time, and learn about an artist you might not know: Julie Mehretu, whose mid-career retrospective at LACMA, has been noted as …

3.22.20

I love Peleton

I’ll admit to being devoted to Peleton, but they made my heart swell (even more than usual) by allowing access to their library of programming, for free, during this time of crisis. All of us need to exercise, and …

3.20.20

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