Thursday, January 30, 2014

Editorial: Experiencing LA for My Birthday

Free Day Tickets for LACMA
Free Day Tickets at LACMA

LACMA - Urban Lights by Chris Burden

This year the stars aligned and my birthday turned out to be the same day as the Museums Free-For-All.  I took it as a sign that the best way to experience my birthday this year was going to one of my favorite places - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - with some of my favorite people.  Given the museum's location near Fairfax/Wilshire, I was also inspired to add in one of my favorite eateries to the itinerary - Canter's Deli!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

dineLA: Jan 20-31, 2014

While you discover new and favorite museums at this Saturday's Museums-Free-For-All, you should also make plans to experience new and favorite restaurants with DineLA - Restaurant Week which began on January 20th and runs through January 31st.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This Weekend: L.A. Times Travel Show (Jan 18th & 19th)

Los Angeles times Travel Show
This weekend the 16th Annual L.A. Times Travel Show arrives at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Jan 18th and Jan 19th. Whether you're a regular traveler or just looking to travel more, this is the perfect event to gain insight and ideas. A number of the show's taglines tell you all the reasons you should travel more:

  • "No one ever wishes they traveled less."
  • "A touch screen is no substitute for touch."
The travel trade show also offers guest speakers, including some famous headliners and many well-known travel authors.  Headliners this year include Henry Rollins, Alyssa Milano, Adam Richman, and Arthur Frommer.  Many exhibitors will also be on-hand to provide show-only specials and trip giveaways - it's also the perfect opportunity to talk directly with experts in the industry about destinations around the world.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Casual Fridays: Have a Drink with the LA Phil

Spend your Friday nights with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Casual Fridays gives you special access to the musicians, the music and more. Enjoy a breakdown of the night’s performance from the artists’ perspective with our TalkBack (Q&A) discussion on stage. Then, grab drinks and continue the conversation at our post-concert lounge, where you can meet and engage with members the orchestra.

Museums Free-For-All: Free Museum Admission on January 25th 2014

Enjoy free admission to participating museums on Saturday, January 25th 2014 with the ninth annual Museums Free-For-All.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Destination Spotlight: Homestead Museum

Stained Glass at the Homestead Museum

If you grew up in the San Gabriel Valley like I did,  "Baldwin" (Park) and "Temple" (City) and "Workman" (Road) are probably familiar places. It's in the familiarity of street names and city names where I think history so often stares us right in the face, asking us to learn more while we most often look on.  In the days of Google searching and wandering through the maze of Wikipedia, maybe it's even easier to say you know something because you read it on the Internet (and therefore it must be true).  But tucked away in the City of Industry is an experience worth visiting - the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, a historical landmark that can take you back in time to 1830-1930.