Mom & Pop: Echo Park

I plan to do a “best-of” series over the next few months in both LA and OC (and eventually in NYC)…focusing mainly on mom & pop shops, restaurants, and bars. I want to document my favorite things in and around the city and promote these local establishments so they continue to thrive for many years […]

Cozy Concerts with SoFar Sounds

I have often day dreamt of watching artists perform in intimate settings, and often envied those fortunate enough to attend secret shows. I was on the outside-looking-in before I discovered SoFar Sounds, the volunteer-based organization (started in London in 2009 ) that puts on private concerts in select living rooms all around the world each […]

Hip in the desert

The hubs and I spent our New Years Eve at the uber hip Ace Hotel & swim club in Palm Springs with some friends. I had heard of this “adult campground” since its arrival in the sleepy desert in 2009, but until now had never been. Overall, it has a hipster vibe with mid-century furnishings […]