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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 […]

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 […]

The City Exposed: Western and Fountain on Foot

The City Exposed: Western and Fountain on Foot

The distance from my home in East Hollywood to Malo in Silverlake, where I had dinner plans on Saturday night, is 2.6 miles. Too far to drive, by LA standards. But by walkable-city standards? Reasonable. So, I walked. I haven’t walked Los Angeles – I […]

Thank Gods, We’re Getting a New Beverly Center

Thank Gods, We’re Getting a New Beverly Center

What excellent news: The Beverly Center, aka one of LA’s worst design nightmares, is getting a revamp. The most aggravating aspect of the current Beverly Center is its lack of pedestrian access. The shopping mall sits on the upper three levels of the eight-story building. […]

Je Suis Ici

Je Suis Ici

Je suis à Paris. After a thirteen hour over-night flight on which I did not sleep a wink, I arrived at Charles de Gaulle airport with a fifty-pound suitcase, a fifteen-pound shoulder bag, and a head both heavy with fatigue and soaring with excitement. I took […]

Mom’s Apartment

Mom’s Apartment

1618 Vista Del Mar reads a hand-written note tacked to the bulletin board above my desk. I only write notes by hand. I had a roommate once who would type notes – reminders, to-do lists, quotes – and then color childlike borders on them with […]