Neighborhoods

Grand Park (One Step Closer to a City for Wandering)

Walking in Los Angeles. Some say it’s an oxymoron. Others say it’s an impossible daydream. Some have never even heard the phrase. We, myself and my husband, walk an awful lot. We’re lucky. We live in Central Hollywood. We bar-hop around Hollywood and Vine, all […]

A Pool of Nostalgia

Sometimes I have trouble sleeping.  I blame it alternately on anxiety and muscle pain. A few nights a week, I lie in bed, a tired person trapped in an awake body.  On nights like these, I often don’t fall asleep until four or five o’clock […]

The City Prolific: Weekend Events July 20 – 22

Last weekend, we saw Sonny and the Sunsets and The Allah Lahs at Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park. MacArthur Park is a star of city parks, on par (landscapingly speaking) with any you can think of – Dolores, Alamo Square, Union Square, Bryant Park, maybe […]

Vintage Photo: Hollywood Truck

Photograph of Vine St and Homewood Avenue in Hollywood, 1952. Oh, I mean, 2012.  As in, yesterday, on my daily lunch time stroll through the neighborhood. My dad knows cars. He can tell a car’s make, model, and year with just a quick glance. I’m […]

Reverence to Parking

Our landlord took down the garages of our 90 year old building a few months ago.  The garages were small, three connected rectangular boxes housed in a cute little barn-like structure.  Each unit had double barn doors, and a parking space in front. We used […]

The Unexpectedness of Hollywood

It was a Thursday.  We’d both had it with our work days.  We both needed sunlight.  We both needed drinks.  We went for happy hour at Cat and Fiddle, a standard thing to do in Hollywood, and then thought we’d go for a quick walk […]

Free Run Days

I spend most of my days working in an office. I enjoy the work I do, but I do not enjoy being inside. I want to create a life in which I work – that is write, act, or some other creative activity – primarily […]

Depression Era Los Angeles

The following photographs were taken by Herman J. Schultheis, a Disney engineer around the time of Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi, and Dumbo. The complete slideshow, as well as a brief background on Schultheis is at The Huffington Post. Employee of the New York Millinery in Downtown L.A. […]

A Vision of Future Weekends

A Vision of Future Weekends

The weekend greets me with yellow sunlight splashing through my eastern facing windows.  It’s, as always, a beautiful day out there, and I envision, along with my lazy morning, a slow few days of late brunches, leisurely wandering, people watching, window shopping, coffee dates. This […]

Street Pianos

Play Me, I’m Yours is artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. For three weeks beginning April 12, thirty pianos, designed and decorated by local artists and community organizations, will be featured across Los Angeles County and are available for everyone to play. Below are some Instagram […]