A combination of opportunity and events led me to plan a week-long trip to Louisville, KY, Jeffersonville, IN, and Cincinnati, OH. If you’re wondering what the heck anyone would do in those cities, read along and see what interesting sights I recommend and what adventures await.
The Last Bookstore of Los Angeles: Did Video also Kill the Bookstore and the Record Store?
When downtown Los Angeles was slowly becoming a destination rather than a place to avoid, The Last Bookstore set up shop in 2005. Now the largest new and used bookstore in the state, it has itself become a destination reminding us of the importance of a
sense of place over consumerism.
Southern California in Bloom
Desert showers bring wildflowers…Did you know that the California Poppy became the state flower in 1903? Or that April 6th was California Poppy Day? It’s purpose is to encourage learning about native plants and conservation.
The Great Race Place
Put your money on The Great Race Place for a fun-filled outing at the most beautiful track in the world.
Japanese Garden: Suiho-En (“Garden of Water and Fragrance”)
Sunday funday wandering around the Japanese Garden: Suiho-En, in the San Fernando Valley.
It’s all Greek to me – Happy Birthday to one of LA’s Iconic Venues
LA’s Greek Theatre celebrated its 88th birthday earlier this week. Have a quick read on why I think it deserves to be recognized as one of LA’s great outdoor gathering spaces.
Oh, hi Ojai. Nice to see you.
What makes a small town memorable? Food, people, and environment might have something to do with it. There’s no recipe for culture, but a city’s choices in planning and development, including the businesses it supports, the aesthetics of new development, and the values it emphasizes certainly drive the collective community culture.
As seen on TV
Location, location, location: how film and television shed light on the culture and importance of our shared places.