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Best Views in Los Angeles

Best Views in Los Angeles October 25, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Los Angeles boasts some of the best views in the world when it comes to location and landscape. Break out your smartphone and pop over to these sweet spots for amazing sights sure to please the picture frame. Santa Monica Pier Pull on your hoodie and head over to the Santa Monica Pier for one of the...

Rock Sugar in LA: A Pan-Asian Paradise

Rock Sugar in LA: A Pan-Asian Paradise October 18, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Thundering drumbeats echoed through Century City’s Westfield Plaza while I navigated my way past the high-end retailers. I stopped by to watch an Indian dance group, complete with live tabla player and DJ, teach some boisterous bhangra moves to passerbys in the open-air food court area. The Bollywood...

Free Things to Do in LA

Free Things to Do in LA September 27, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Forget cracking open the piggy bank to experience the best of LA. Check out these gratis activities to make your stay memorable and still have some dough left over to try a Pink’s hot dog. 1. Hike Due to LA’s predominantly “plastic” reputation, visitors tend to forget the magnificent natural...

Late Night Dining in Los Angeles

Late Night Dining in Los Angeles September 24, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Starving at 2am after dancing and drinking the night away on Sunset Boulevard? When the post-partying munchies hit, check out these late night dining hot spots to satisfy your sweet to savory taste buds. 1. Fred 62 (1850 N. Vermont Ave.) Open 24/7/365, Fred’s offers classic American food along with,...

Plan Your Los Angeles “Indian Theme Night”

Plan Your Los Angeles “Indian Theme Night” September 21, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Lata Mangeshkar’s voice lilting out of our speakers as we drove down the 5 freeway on Friday night, marked the beginning of Indian theme night. We walked into India Sweets and Spices in Atwater Village, which is the best AUTHENTIC vegetarian South Indian restaurant in LA. If you like your Indian with...

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles

Exploring Downtown Los Angeles September 11, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
My cousin flew in from Boston, and I’m always on the lookout for places to entertain that are new to me AND my guest. I decided on spending a Saturday evening in Downtown LA, to avoid the much-maligned Labor Day weekend beach traffic. We started the evening off by taking in an independent flick at...

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues

Old Trapper’s Lodge Statues May 18, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
In 1941, John Ehn opened his motel the “Old Trapper’s Lodge” at Arvilla Avenue and San Fernando Road near the Burbank Airport. The story goes that in order to advertise the motel he hired Claude Bell (famous for the Cabazon dinosaurs) to build a roadside sculpture and simply through...

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park

Depression-Era Stone Mural Moves to LA’s Grevillea Art Park May 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Helen Lundeberg’s  historic Work Progress Administration (WPA) mural “History of Transportation” is now located in the Grevillea Art Park (230 S. Grevillea Avenue 90301) in downtown Inglewood. When the piece was first created and installed in 1940, it was located in Centinela Park...

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green

The Venerable Trees of the Village Green April 5, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Village Green, located on Rodeo Road just west of La Brea Avenue and previously called the Baldwin Hills Village, has somehow been protected from the rampant real estate development of the last 50 years. This large development was built between 1935 and 1942 and designed by the architect Reginald...

The Dingbat: LA’s Iconic Apartment Building

The Dingbat: LA’s Iconic Apartment Building March 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
This type of smaller stucco box apartment building was a staple of 50s and 60s Los Angeles architecture; the name refers to the typographic symbols often used as a decorative marks on the front of the buildings. As a commercial vernacular form, this style of apartment has its roots in both modernism...