Southern California Archive

{I HEART} Spring Flowers

My current obsession is a home full of flowers.  After planning a beautiful baby shower for our friend Autumn, my house is filled with beautiful white & yellow flowers.           There are Ranunculus, Yellow Pom Pom flowers (Billy Balls) & ...Read More

Austin Shorts… in LA

Didn’t make it to South by Southwest?  Not to fear.  Shorts are here.  “Made in Austin” is a mish mash of rare shorts, features, a bbq and a q+ a with director Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Slacker, A Scanner Darkly) at the Silent ...Read More

Neutra VDL House

Frank Geary. Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Langella. If you don't know which one of these Franks does not belong with the others, this is not the post for you. However, if you do know that FG & FLW are two ...Read More

Celebrate Pi Day

On the eve of the Ides of March is a day to be celebrated both by the lovers of irrational numbers and the lovers of flaky wholesome goodness a la mode.  It is a day that can bring both gluttons and nerds together in ...Read More

Meltdown Comics

What is the deal with Meltdown?  Was I the last person to find out that they have this kick ass back room with comedy?  This brightly lit geek congregation across from Toi Thai now has art exhibitions? [blackbirdpie id=”43426624900837376″] I am ashamed to say, ...Read More

Oscars: Hey Shorty!

Once again I will appeal to your selfless nature – Need an edge in your Oscar pool? If you want to know the difference between “best sound editing” and “best sound mixing,” keep looking cuz I can’t figure that one out either. So go ...Read More

Oscars in Los Angeles

Hollywood High Holiday Living in the City of Angels we have minor brushes with celebrity on a daily basis.  Clooney Starbucks sightings.  LiLo late night at Twain’s.  The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in your yoga class.  But on this coming weekend of a ...Read More

Happy Year of the Rabbit!

Happy New Year! I know that usually sounds like champagne, resolutions and magnum sized hangovers. But this is second New Year’s – the one with dragons, firecrackers and dumplings. Chinese New Year! If you have never been to LA’s Chinatown, this would be the ...Read More

Hungry? Try Eagle Rock.

Unless you went to Occidental or formerly lived in Silverlake and then had a baby, you probably have no idea where Eagle Rock is.  That’s too bad, because there are so many tasty options on the East Side.  Breakfast, Cupcakes, BBQ and Belgian Fries: ...Read More

Discover the Arts in LA

By now we have all heard that Eli Broad is all set to open up his new museum next to the Disney Hall.  Oh, you haven’t heard.  Well, now you know… and knowing is half the battle (GI Joe!).  Well, while we wait for ...Read More