No, this isn't the start of a real life "Fahrenheit 451", this is an actual bookstore in DTLA (Downtown LA). What's so special about a bookstore? Okay, so it is a bookstore, in an old building. In fact, from the outside it looks more like it should be called the first bookstore ... ever. But… Continue reading The Last Bookstore – Downtown LA
One of LA's main tourist attractions is the Los Angeles Farmer's Market - an outdoor shopping experience for food, drink, spices, and souvenirs. And there's weekly events that take place on the weekends and special holidays. For example, this weekend - for St. Patrick's Day - they had Irish bagpipe players, green beer, and a… Continue reading The Farmer’s Market & Grove
If you can avoid visiting Southern California during mid August – September, you should, because outdoor activities will be limited and you’ll miss all the beautiful outdoorsy things you should be experiencing. I’d personally avoid these specific places and activities if you’re visiting Southern California during August or September, when temperatures are at their highest:… Continue reading Visiting LA in Summer: Do NOTs
A coworker of mine is visiting from Cambridge. She's never been to LA, California, or the U.S. for that matter! So, I happily took her to do some of the most touristy things you could do in Los Angeles: going down a see-through slide from a high rise building. I present to you OUE Skyspace… Continue reading OUE Skyspace in Downtown LA
Malibu is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Southern California. Lining up the shores of the Pacific Ocean with its colorful homes and canyons, the 'Bu (as the locals call it), is gorgeous enough without having this delightful hiking opportunity. The hike is about 3 miles, with like half a mile of walking through… Continue reading Malibu, Hiking, and Waterfalls. Oh my!