What does one wear to visit the ultra-hipster neighborhood called the “Arts District”? Chic lofts carved out of old factories and artist’s studios fill this once industrial area just east downtown Los Angeles. I’ve personally never seen so many photographers out with models in one area ever. My husband and I fit right it! We stopped under a bridge to take some shots before heading out to one of the cool little cafes that dot the area.
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I love autumn and I’m not the only one. It seems most of my friends like fall more than any other season. Not only are the months of September, October and November home to some of my favorite holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, they’re also filled with images of falling leaves, pumpkin soup and cool, misty days. Meanwhile, fall fashion is usually the most interesting of the year. Dark, warm colors, heavy knits, tweed, and leather are quintessential elements of the season. I should be all bundled up in something like one of the outfits on my Pinterest Fall and Winter Inspiration Board, but no, I’m wearing a nightgown instead. Continue Reading →
“Meet me at 3rd and Fairfax” is the slogan for the historical Los Angeles Farmers Market. It’s a wonderful place to go for lunch, shopping and people watching. Because CBS studios is nearby one can occasionally add celebrity sighting to the list of things to do, though it seems to happen less often now that the open air shopping mall known of as The Grove opened on what was once miles of parking lot. I’ve spent long afternoons at the Farmer’s Market since I was a kid and remember how it used to be, but honestly, I like it even more now. More shops and restaurants equal more fun. There’s also a cute old-fashioned double-decker trolley connecting the two venues. It stops near a non-functioning antique gas station erected recently which adds a whimsical museum-like quality to the historical appeal of the place. Continue Reading →
It was Friday night. My husband and I were hungry and we wanted to go somewhere fun or at least someplace new. The neighborhood of Los Feliz is not new by Los Angeles standards, nor is it new for us, but we hadn’t been there in many years so we headed east to check out the scene on Vermont Avenue. Continue Reading →
La Brea Avenue runs north to south across the middle of the city of Los Angeles. This long, heavily trafficked artery connects the southern edges of the city near Inglewood to the hills of Hollywood in the north. The word “brea” means tar, which is appropriate as the street runs past a working oil field near Baldwin Park and passes quite near the La Brea Tar Pits on Wilshire Boulevard. Most of the avenue is commercial, but between Wilshire boulevard and Beverly Boulevard the stores become more expensive and the focus turns to home decor emporiums, antique stores, high-end vintage boutiques and elegant restaurants. Continue Reading →