los angeles winter bucket list

Winter has finally arrived here in Southern California! We may not get the white Christmas that we’ve always dreamed of, but there’s still plenty to do and see. We searched for the top rated and newest events happening this season and created the ultimate Los Angeles Winter Bucket List. Think of it as your official guide for unique things to do this Christmas season and all through the winter. When the weather temperature drops, you’re now out of excuses to sit home and binge watch Netflix. -December- Image via Winter may be the best time of year to check out the stars from Griffith Observatory.Read More →

The Best Haunted Houses in Los Angeles

Halloween is the time of year when we all become a bit more inclined to get scared. Movies are a way to get that adrenaline rush we’re all seeking, but for some of us more daring thrill-seekers, sitting in a dark room in front of a screen just doesn’t cut it. If you’re looking to get a real scare this October, LA is the place to be and we have a list of the best haunted houses in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Haunted Hayride Image: Inside the Magic The tamest of our haunted house options, we start by taking a look at the Los AngelesRead More →

#PSL season is finally upon us, and with our Los Angeles fall bucket list you can find tons of unique (and sometimes free) things to do, see, make, and eat all around LA. We’ve separated the list into three categories specific to fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Check back because we will be adding more cool events and ideas in upcoming months. Fall Fun Visit Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch and grab a bunch to bring home and decorate. Here are some unique ideas. Go apple picking at Riley’s Farm and make gourmet caramel apples. Spend a Saturday getting lost at Big Horse Corn Maze. Image via Read More →

Free Museum Day: Pacific Standard Time LA/LA

Tired of having to spend money in order to have fun? Yeah, same here! But lucky for us, Free Museum Day: Pacific Standard LA/LA is right around the corner and what’s better than free art? The launch of the Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA event is upon us.  Pacific Standard is an art exhibition dedicated to showcasing Latin American and Latino culture. The festivities will commence September 14th with a block party at Grand Park. Various mediums will be exhibited to help communicate the importance of diversity, and emphasize the rich Latin American culture that aided in molding Southern California. The event is free and thereRead More →

yoga on the beach

Discovering Yoga My first time trying yoga was a couple years ago. I was in search for a new workout and had heard great reviews from friends. I learned quickly why so many people love this exercise. Leaving my first class I felt amazing physically and mentally. It was easy to see why so many swear by doing yoga to better themselves. Since then I try my best to fit in a yoga class every so often. I’ve never gotten to a point of doing anything too advanced, though there has been some improvement in my flexibility. My main reason for continuing a yoga practiceRead More →

thrift shop in la

As National Thrift Shop Day passes us by, I’ve been thinking more and more about where to spend my time and my money. I’ve come up with a shortlist of thrift shops in LA where you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love, and at a reasonable price. If you’re familiar with the retail market in Los Angeles, you  probably expected Melrose Avenue to be the center of thrift shop paradise. You’d be absolutely right. Melrose avenue became an LA hotspot in the early 80’s and has since maintained it’s trendy, truly Californian vibe. The stores listed here are simply my personal favorites, and I’ll tellRead More →

Balcony Cafe

Travel takes on a whole new meaning for people who love coffee and cozy spaces. As a self-proclaimed voyager and dedicated coffee-lover, I’m always on the lookout for cafes that have amazing coffee and are great for dates, meeting up with friends, or just sitting down and getting some writing done on my laptop. I hope to share my findings with you as I explore spaces like this in Los Angeles! In honor of it’s 1st birthday on June 30, we’re celebrating the Balcony Cafe. My most recent discovery also happens to be a short walk from my apartment. Balcony Cafe can be found onRead More →

In honor of National Pizza Day I thought I’d share with you my favorite pizza accessories and my new favorite Los Angeles pizza joint, Skinny Bitch Pizza. Yeah, you read that right, Skinny + Bitch = Pizza. This is the answer to all you pizza lover’s prayers who want a “healthy” version, which until now I didn’t believe existed. Skinny Bitch Pizzas are gluten-free, and have a cauliflower crust, they’re made with turkey pepperoni, fresh veggies, skim mozzarella or you can opt for vegan “cheese”. Choose from five types of 12″ pies, like “The Marissa” (my favorite), which is made with mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, andRead More →

The other day I was walking aimlessly around Downtown Los Angeles and I saw a colorful portrait of Andy Warhol in a window and I could hear him say to me, “Come inside.”  Being a huge fan of The Factory and Warhol’s work I had to check it out. I walked into the pop-up gallery “Kings & Queens” to stare in amazement at the mixed media artwork that stood before my eyes. Inside were photographs of Warhol taken by Karen Bystedt in 1982, combined with photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat taken by Brad Benson in 1984. Bystedt then combined mixed media art to create some amazing pieces. The pop-up gallery is open until April 31st, and if you’re a fan ofRead More →