Southern California Archive

{Get Outta Town} ACE hotel for Halloween

If you don’t want to try one of the many LA Environs activities this Halloween — high tail it out of town.  Starting tonight there are many hipster activities happening in our neighbor to the east, Palm Springs.   For Lifestyles of the Hip ...Read More

The Spare Room

Prepare to be transported to a different time.  A time when rum runners were king and speakeasies were the place to be.  Let me introduce you to your new ‘blind tiger‘ – The Spare Room. More highbrow than the seedy blind pig establishments, The ...Read More

Halloween in LA {Top 5 Picks}

Your annual excuse to dress-like-a-harlot-and-get-away-with-it has arrived.  Halloween has descended upon LA.  Whether you’re trying to find a place to show off your creative costume…or not, I’ve compiled a list of Halloween activities ranging from the ordinary to the extra-way-out-there. Here are some quick ...Read More

Dine LA 2011

Dine LA starts today.  Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to try as many restaurants as LA has to offer in the next two weeks.  Lucky for you, the restaurants make it pretty easy for you to accomplish this task. How ...Read More

German Soul Food {Alpine Village}

Apparently, the new hipster hangout of choice is one of the many nouveaux German Taverns popping up around the City of Angels.  Maybe it is the array of beers on tap that draws them.  Perhaps it is the delectable selection of wursts.  There are ...Read More

Summer Swap, Part III

Alright, I hope you enjoyed the graphics for your own swap party.  Now, it’s time for the final installment of Clothing Swap madness.  If you missed the first two segments you can read them here: Summer Swap Party Part I Summer Swap Party Part ...Read More

Summer Swap Party – Part 1

In these troubled times, when you find yourself thinking twice about ordering that 1/2 cap 1 pump soy latte because you think you might need that money for gas in your car… first of all, why do you have such a complicated Starbucks order ...Read More

Rose Bowl Flea Market

I feel like everyone I know is looking for that ONE GREAT FIND.  There is something primal about “the hunt.”  That elated feeling when you find that amazing vintage brooch that completes your look or that mid-century Eames lounge in perfect condition is part ...Read More

LA River Ride

I was ogling the custom beach cruisers at Villy Customs and built my dream bike with their custom bike builder for a future date… and even though I couldn’t export my design to show you, here’s a cute one. Since Cyclavia was postponed until ...Read More

Unique LA: Summer 2011

The DIY of the past has had a bad rap:  half made scarves in your closet, glib sayings on needlepoint that don’t apply to anyone, stuff made out of pipe cleaners and tongue depressors.  However with the advent of Etsy and Make magazine, DIY ...Read More