Museum of Ice Cream

Downtown Los Angeles has experienced a renaissance over the past century, more specifically over the past decades, birthing new neighborhoods, restored architecture, and the Angeleno culture. History ...

Manhattan Beach Pier

Manhattan Beach, CA or Manhattan, NY? It’s a pretty simple decision if you ask me! I’d choose rolling hills of beachy estates that flow into the two miles of blue coast. I’d choose the volleybal...

The Rye Truck

Did you know that stressed spelled backwards is desserts? When I have a long day ahead of me, I love to start my mornings on a sweet note. However, as a firm believer in eating healthy, how do I justi...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...