Friday, May 11, 2012
I'm kind of obsessed with the tune " "Do You Remember" from Norwegian-born artist Ane Brun.
Since the 2011 release of her latest album, "It All Starts With One", Brun has toured with two other artists that I hold in the highest regard - Peter Gabriel and Ani Difranco; she's also featured on Gabriel's most recent album, New Blood, where she lends her glorious voice to the classically beautiful track, "Don't Give Up".
Ms. Brun is definately one to watch.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Who knew there was a quaint historic district of LA called Hermon? I certainly did not... until a friend took me there the other day for a walk-about. It was quite a treat. The neighborhood once featured an elevated bicycle "freeway" which served as a pre-automobile through-way between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Today all that remains of the "cycleway" is a set of old stairs.
|California Cycleway, via Wikipedia|
Check out some gorgeous area homes after the jump:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
It was a beautiful day in my neighborhood on Saturday so I strolled down to Abbot Kinney to check out The Venice Meet - an open air marketplace featuring a curated assembly of "occurrence!
Here are some highlights to wet your appetite for next month's market:
Friday, April 6, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Oh how I love Sunset Junction, the wildly eclectic enclave nestled in LA's Silver Lake district. With its slightly gritty feel and unique mix of locally-owned boutiques, ethnic eateries, apothecaries and watering holes, the area often draws comparisons to Brooklyn, NY (mostly from east coast refugees). Locals are extremely loyal to - and protective of - the neighborhood...and with good reason; a large part of the charm is due to the "ma and pop shop" feel and absence of big box chain stores and commercial retailers.
|"Sunset Triangle" images courtesy of rchstuldios.com|
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
|Country Club Park sign @ 12th and Arlington|
Definitely worth a walk.
Here are some of the architectural wonders you will see if you take the time to follow suit.
|Gorgeous Country Club Park house|
|they sure don't make 'em like they used to...|
In my latest tribute to Koreatown, I'm shining a spotlight on one of the most historically significant architectural feats that Los Angeles has yet to boast. The famed Ambassador Hotel, where Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, was demolished in 2006 after years of disuse. In its place now stand a public memorial park and the sprawling environmentally sound campus of RFK community schools. Despite its completion in 2010, I wasn't fully aware of project until until I laid eyes on its magnificence earlier this week! It only goes to show how redemptive a good walk can be.