Magnolia Bakery

There is no better way to celebrate the end of a work week than with a cupcake or some banana pudding! As I walked along 49th street on this muggy afternoon, I eagerly approached my destination and th...

The Flower District

Roses and sunflowers and tulips – OH MY! This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Flower District in Downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Flower District, a six-block floral market consisting o...

Vista Hermosa Park Bench

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Vista Hermosa Park. Vista Hermosa Park is the perfect hangout spot for this summer. There’s plenty of room to kick around a soccer ball or have a picnic. Not...

Sunken City

Hidden along the San Pedro Cliffs, buried beneath the remains of a natural landslide, lies the post-apocalyptic playground known as Sunken City. Beginning in 1929, the land surrounding Point Fermin b...

ACE Hotel

This week’s Secret of SoCal is ACE Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is unusually packed for this time of year; between birthday parties, graduation partie...

Watts Towers

Perspective manifests differently for everyone. For me, I love blasting music, eating pizza, and watching a west coast sunset. Perspective for Simon Rodia was obtained through creating art. This week...

Korean Bell of Friendship

This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Korean Bell of Friendship. After seeing pictures of this Secret of SoCal numerous times on social media, I decided to venture out to San Pedro to visit the histori...

SS Monte Carlo

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the SS Monte Carlo. Although many Southern California residents were dubious and disappointed about the ‘El Niño year’ because of the lack of rain, there were oth...

Los Angeles City Hall Observation Deck

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Observation Deck at Los Angeles City Hall. From 1928-1964, Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in Los Angeles. Standing at 454 feet tall, this 27 floor ...

SoCal Corgi Beach Day

This week’s Secret of SoCal is SoCal Corgi Beach Day. Rain or shine, it’s never a bad time to celebrate the Corgi breed! Last Saturday was the spring SoCal Corgi Beach Day at the Hunting...