If you live on the Westside, it's easy to get complacent about all the wonderful hiking available in the Santa Monica Mountains, which affords plenty of butt-kicking ascents to views of Catalina, as well as easy access off Sunset Boulevard. But, if you're willing to drive east for some new vistas, there is much to explore - especially in Griffith Park, where the network of hiking trails above Bronson Canyon offer amazing 360 degree views of Los Angeles and the Valley.
I love LA - anytime you want to peek into a new corner of town, a discovery is to be made. My most recent discovery is a couple from Mexico who patented a new way of making prints, and has been working with some of the world's most famous living artists.
Christopher Knight of the Los Angeles Times calls John McLaughlin "possibly the most important postwar artist you don't know". Doesn't that make you curious?
To celebrate the centennial of Carson McCullers, the Book Club picked up The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - a masterpiece that many of us read in high school, but one that we all enjoyed revisiting.
This Sunday, 1/29/17. over thirty museums around Los Angeles will open their doors for free. Of course, it's tricky to fit a museum visit into your jam-packed weekend, but it's easier to pop in and pop out quickly when you're not paying a hefty entrance fee for the family. Try dropping by for a quick visit - to see something specific - and your kids might be more interested in doing it again soo
Chances are that, like us, you have lived in LA for a considerable number of years without ever visiting our city's strange and wonderful masterpiece -- Watts Towers. We urge you to put this adventure on your Do-It-Now List for 2017.
This month, the book we're all talking about is A Gentleman in Moscow. The elegant tale, penned by Amor Towles chronicles four decades in the life of Count Alexander Rostov - an aristocrat who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Moscow's Metropol Hotel by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922.
We particularly love that the Obamas valued the arts - and that kids who got to grown up under this presidency are sharing this photo on Facebook today.