It may sound gimmicky, but there’s some truth in the name of Santa Barbara’s edgy food, art and wine enclave known as the “Funk Zone.” As big brands like Juicy Couture and Michael Stars were opening on the town’s main terracotta-lined artery, State Street, artists fled to a three-block radius around Highway 101 known mainly […]
Modernism Week is back in Palm Springs, but this year (February 12 through 22, 2015) marks the event’s 10th anniversary, which means even more festivities than usual. More than 100 events, in fact, range from tours of classic homes to lectures on architecture and design to a slew of after-parties, many of which are held […]
One could argue LA’s star power is what puts it on most must-visit lists. Then there’s the list of iconic beaches. The city of Los Angeles has had a leading role throughout Southern California’s glamorous history, but the county of Los Angeles is a big place and getting to know its lesser known neighbors can have rewards.
While Los Angeles is known for being the city of angels and for its near-incessant sunshine, come Christmastime, this large metropolitan city definitely gets into the spirit of things. While you might be visiting and expecting nothing by palm trees and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, forget the pool parties and get out and see the town that now rivals New York for merry Christmas events. Great for families and singles alike, there’s something for everyone when it’s Christmas in Los Angeles.
In December 1922, local newspapers announced that the small coastal town of Santa Barbara would soon be graced by its first “skyscraper.” The California Theater Company had purchased property in the 1200 block of State Street with the intention of constructing an eight-story, multi-use building, designed with the performing arts in mind.
Many say that anything that touches LA is equivalent to LA, meaning that there are no distinct neighborhoods – that one part of LA is as indistinct as the next. That’s something of a myopic bird’s eye view, if there can be such a thing, because LA is not merely a mass of concrete and parkways, but is actually a never-ending series of interconnected neighborhoods, each with their own subtle charms, highpoints and lowpoints. What makes the discerning traveler savvy, is his or her ability to optimize their time in the upcoming neighborhoods of the town their visiting. Enter Los Feliz – LA’s upcoming neighborhood hotspot. You might not find it on any tour of LA, but it’s without a doubt one of the coolest upcoming ‘hoods in the City of Angels.
Los Angeles has many things. Here you’ll find Hollywood, amusement parks, beachfronts, shopping, beachfront shopping, fishing, hiking – the list goes on. Really, just about anything in the world can be had in LA, and the city boasts some pretty unbelievable weather to boot. But one thing that is often overlooked but shouldn’t be is the fact that Los Angeles has some pretty amazing architecture, and that makes for some pretty great tours of the city.
People don’t often associate Long Beach with gardens and parks, but that’s just because Long Beach is famous for other things – most notably, being close to Los Angeles. There are a few great tours of LA from Long Beach that highlight the best of LA, but Long Beach has got its own charms in its own right – and one of these charms are its gardens and parks.
Heading out and about in Los Angeles is a bit of tricky scene. Not because there’s a lack of things to do – far from it, Los Angeles has a ton of great things to do at arm’s reach – but there are so many great drinking spots in town that it really just boils down to where you particularly feel like going.