Post Rainstorm Hike to Switzer Falls

I love hiking after a rainstorm in Los Angeles, everything is so green! There are so many beautiful places to hike in the Angeles National Forest. Since moving to within a 15 minute drive of the ANF I love exploring new trails with my dogs on my days off. (Zizou my MinPin is pictured with... Continue Reading →

Get your craft on!

The Socal Etsy Guild hosted a Pop-Up Shop at the LA Arts District Co-Op in downtown on Sunday. The event was free to attend and hosted a variety of artisans. Upon entering the space I was greeted by exactly what I came to find. Scented candles. I may have an addiction to buying really luxurious... Continue Reading →

Obscura Day 2015

Rarely do we make time to be tourists in our town. Los Angeles has no shortage of touristy attractions, but I prefer something off the beaten path. Enter Obscura Day! Atlas Obscura is a user generated site celebrating all the wonderful weird obscure places in the world. Saturday May 30th was Obscura Day. A day dedicated... Continue Reading →

La Tuna Canyon Trail

Memorial Day weekend is known for getting outside and savoring the unofficial start of summer with family and friends. It was an unseasonably overcast and cool three day weekend in Los Angeles. Not the best beach weather, but the perfect weather to grab my dogs and hit the trails. Los Angeles has hundreds of miles... Continue Reading →

The Santee Alley Shopping Experience

The fashion district in downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is filled with enticing shopping deals. None better (or less expensive) than in Santee Alley. Walking through this pedestrian only alley you are surrounded by small colorful stalls and shops of all kinds. You can find amazing deals on just about everything from clothes, shoes, handbags, luggage even... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Fight

Los Angeles has a bad reputation for pretentious hot spots. But if you do your research there are plenty of casual fun hang outs to grab some good food and stiff drinks with your friends. Saturday night was the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight. It was also a friend's birthday. He decided to have everyone meet... Continue Reading →

California Adventure

Disney's California Adventure was described to me as The Grove with rides. I see the similarities. Both are beautifully manicured open air venues offering endless shopping and dining options. Although California Adventure is not as thematic as the original Disneyland, it still has plenty of Disney magic to enjoy. Here is my not to miss hit... Continue Reading →

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