Hiking the Zion Narrows, a Life Long Intention

Hiking the Zion Narrows, a Life Long Intention

I have wanted to hike the Zion Narrows since I first learned of them on spring break of senior year. (My best friend insists it was our senior trip; I maintain it was spring break. An insignificant detail to everyone but us, for whom it […]

How to Hike the Zion Narrows, a Guide

How to Hike the Zion Narrows, a Guide

Now that you’ve decided to hike the Narrows (if you haven’t, read my first post here and allow me to convince you), you’ll need to start planning. In order to enjoy yourself, you’ll need to be thoroughly prepared. I hope this guide helps you pull […]

The City Escaped | Eclipse 2017: Wendover and the Salt Flats

The City Escaped | Eclipse 2017: Wendover and the Salt Flats

On the border of Utah and Nevada, just outside the salt flats, stands the small gambling town of Wendover. Montego Bay and the Wendover Nugget rise directly over the Nevada side of the state line. The Peppermill, The Rainbow, and The Red Garter just up […]

The City Escaped | Grandeur Peak, Salt Lake City

The City Escaped | Grandeur Peak, Salt Lake City

In Los Angeles, I hike. Living in East Hollywood, my most accessible trails are Griffith Park, Beachwood Canyon, Runyon Canyon, and Fryman Canyon. All are in the heart of the city, but allow me to climb above it, spying some nature along the way. When […]

The Brewery Artwalk

The Brewery Artwalk

This weekend, The Brewery Arts Complex opened its doors and its artists opened their doors therein, for the spring edition of its open studios. I attended my first Brewery ArtWalk shortly after moving to Los Angeles in 2008. I was blown away by the sheer […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events April 29 – 30

The City Prolific: Weekend Events April 29 – 30

Though it was still only April, last weekend felt like the beginning of summer. I got a sunburn at opening day of the LA State Historic Park. This weekend, I plan to be outside from sun-up to sun-down, though better protected. SATURDAY, APRIL 29 Bushwig […]

LA State Historic Park

LA State Historic Park

As I’ve said before, over and over again, Los Angeles lacks parks. But, we’re slowly getting better. This weekend, the city of Los Angeles opened 36 acres of new park space, on historic land. The opening of The Los Angeles State Historic Park, situated on […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events April 21 – 23

The City Prolific: Weekend Events April 21 – 23

It’s spring, and you know what that means: summer is almost here! LA’s seasons are differentiated by event offerings. Summer is all about the outdoors: outdoor screenings, art walks, festivals, and music. And it gets started early. FRIDAY, APRIL 21 Jazz AT LACMA The 2017 […]

14 Tax Day Drink Specials

14 Tax Day Drink Specials

Happy Tax Day! We made it this far. Now it’s time to drink. Several bars in in Los Angeles are offering drink specials to celebrate either giving our money to the government, or getting it back. The 1933 Group – proprietors of LA’s key vintage-style […]

Architectural Class Divide: The Changing Nature of LA

Architectural Class Divide: The Changing Nature of LA

When I moved in three years ago, my block contained mostly single-family homes. I loved the bedroom-community feeling of my street, tucked inside dense east Hollywood. My neighbors on either side came over and introduced themselves. The woman across the street brought me some homemade […]