Venice Canal Historic District

Venice Beach has charm that sometimes feels too good to be true. Just ask the tourists photographing the iconic Venice sign off Pacific Ave & Windward Ave…. the street performers and skaters alo...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

A Unique Idea

It’s a unique idea: the belief in the power of people. This belief inspired Sonja Rasula’s brainchild and a movement that not only helps the local economy, but that brings people together. The we...

The One Where We Almost Ended Up in Mexico.

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and you know what that means?! Pumpkin spice lattes, consumerism, and lots of family time, OH MY! If you’re anything like me, the holidays are the best time...

Wingin’ it.

Southern California is home to innumerable hidden gems and scenic adventures. With all of these countless possibilities, I generally don’t blog about the same topic more than once. However, this wee...