Since the first event in 2010, CicLAvia is now the largest car-free, open streets event in the nation. Most recently the event brought West Hollywood and Hollywood together. I talked with CicLAvia’s Director of Production, Rachel Burke for some insider info.
A Modern Midwest (Almost) Summer Night’s Dream: Where to Stop and Go Along the Ohio River Cities.
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.
NEO80 Pop-up Brings a Taste of 80s fashion Back to Life
The ’80s may be long gone, but they are anything but forgotten.
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.
Live Music Weekend Recap
Check in for a quick rundown of two artists worth your while. It doesn’t get much better than a live show that at the very least sets your mind at ease and makes you forget about your cares for awhile, but also has the potential to remind you of your humanity and even take you on a journey of that humanity throughout the entirety of the show.
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.