Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

Let’s face it, I have truly never been anywhere like this week’s Secret of SoCal. As I looked around at the eclectic knickknacks and glass bottles, the unadulterated sound of wind chimes and bird ...

Call Me Indiana Jones.

So this is how Indiana Jones felt in the Temple of the Forbidden Eye… except the rock isn’t rolling towards me… and I’m not in a Jeep “driving” underground on a Disneyland ride. I was...

Urban Light: Part One of Three

The largest museum in the western United States, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) holds endless exhibits featuring everything from ancient to modern collections. As I strolled along Wilsh...

Goodbye Starbucks & Hello Philz Coffee

Someone wise once told me, “you will never find the right if you do not let go of the wrong.” In other words, goodbye Starbucks and helloooo Philz Coffee! This week’s Secret of SoCal is Philz Co...

The Broad.

This week’s Secret of SoCal is The Broad Museum. Located in Downtown Los Angeles, The Broad Museum (pronounced like road with a B) is a contemporary art museum that was opened by philanthropist Eli...

Wine About It.

I’m not trying to wine about the cold weather in California, I am just trying to find adventurous things to do in the rain! Last weekend, I found the perfect rainy day activity that everyone (21 an...

The Naked Truth About Pirate’s Cove

Calm after the storm; an expression that doesn’t quite articulate the beauty that was found down a muddy path and through a rocky opening at a local beach in Central California. After the stormy wea...

Qualcomm(E ON DID YOU SEE THAT FUMBLE) Stadium

Although many things made 2015 an amazing year, attending an NFL game for the first time was the icing on the cake. Sure, I’ve watched numerous NFL games from the comfort of my living room or while ...

Gettin’ Festive at The Grove

Mid-December: the dreaded time of year for last minute shoppers. However, last minute shopping doesn’t have to be dreadful. Why not shop in a winter wonderland? This week’s Secret of SoCal ...