Mosaic Tile House

This week’s Secret of SoCal is the Mosaic Tile House. Located in Venice Beach, the Mosaic Tile House is the brainchild of Cheri Pann and Gonzolo Duran. What started as a remodel and a bit of nesting...

Lake Shrine Self Realization Fellowship

This week’s Secret of SoCal is Lake Shrine Self Realization Fellowship. These ten acres of lush, green oasis are located off of Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard, and simultaneously provide...

Grateful for Gratitude

“Why are you grateful today?” A simple question, yet one that caught me completely off guard. This is one of the many routine “questions of the day” that our waitress, Sabrina, and other staff...

Joan’s on Third

Here at Secrets of SoCal, we (and by ‘we’ I really just mean ‘I’) strive to provide honest testaments about trending and adventurous locations around SoCal. So when I tell you that I ...

Sender One Rock Climbing

Adulting (v): to act like a grown up and have responsibilities such as a 9-5 job, a car payment, and/or a rent. Example: Erica was tired of adulting so she decided to go to Sender One Climbing, Yoga, ...

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...