20th anniversary of the Aquarium of the Pacific: A summer to-do for kiddies & adults in Long Beach

On Jun 20, 1998, Long Beach’s pride and joy, Aquarium of the Pacific, made its debut. Since then, the venue has become a touted favorite among locals and out-of-towners of all ages. Sharks enthrall us, tuxedo penguins amuse us and seals make us go “aww” and gaga. Moreover, AOTP is a highly commendable marine institution makingContinue reading “20th anniversary of the Aquarium of the Pacific: A summer to-do for kiddies & adults in Long Beach”

Go On a Jackie Collins Tour

We lost our favorite high-class Hollywood gossip gal, Jackie Collins this year to cancer. However, the LA glam world she knew and adored goes on and we’ll have her juicy novels to devour Read my latest Jackie inspired L.A. travel article on The Culture Trip !  

New Article: Discover Little Ethiopia

LITTLE ETHIOPIA IS A SMALL LOS ANGELES ENCLAVE WITH A BIG HEART, TASTY CUISINE AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. GET TO KNOW THIS COMMUNITY. READ MY LATEST ON THE CULTURE TRIP: Little Ethiopia  

Hollywood’s Famed Street Art: Mirth of Melrose Ave.

Down a stretch of Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles are vivid, joyous expressions of art. They are displayed on several walls, storefronts and everyday street objects. These depictions are envisioned by a bevy of talent, including world-acclaimed commissioned artists. Here we stroll down Melrose, between Fairfax and La Brea to appreciate spray-painted scenes of mirth.Continue reading “Hollywood’s Famed Street Art: Mirth of Melrose Ave.”

What’s the Word Along Metro: Rail Line Art in Los Angeles

Riding the rail lines for several years in Los Angeles, I have been fascinated and touched by art pieces, particularly along the Green Line. Read about the standout works of Metro art in my latest Culture Trip here Metro Green Line runs south of downtown Los Angeles, from the L.A. suburb town of Norwalk, throughContinue reading “What’s the Word Along Metro: Rail Line Art in Los Angeles”

Hollywood … Poetically : Hollywood Haiku (1 and 2)

Visit My Hollywood Travel Tip Page Hollywood Haiku #1 A tourist remorse: In these parts, slim chances to meet a celebrity. Hollywood Haiku #2: Welcome to Hollywood Newcomer remorse Most of the town is broken Far cry from your dreams.

Conversation on L.A. to a N.Y. Transplant

  The pace is slower, “chill” or “laidback”, as we say. Relax a little. Get back to your wheels. Metro gets ya ’round but is decent at best. Cabbies exist here- just in downtown and Westwood, though you can’t hail them- “What the hell!”, you say. I know… …and then there’s the pizza It ain’tContinue reading “Conversation on L.A. to a N.Y. Transplant”

A Magnificent Brrr… ARTIC, in Anaheim

ARTIC- ANAHEIM REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION INTERMODAL CENTER Getting to and from Anaheim just got grand! 2014 marks the debut of ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). Not only is it a transit hub- it’s an attractive Orange county landmark and both a top architectural and environmental friendly feat in the area. Designed by a reputable groupContinue reading “A Magnificent Brrr… ARTIC, in Anaheim”