Best Places to See FireworksSure, most neighborhoods in L.A. seem to have their own amateur fireworks shows at all hours of the night (apologies to anxious dogs and anybody concerned about fire safety), but nothing really beats spending the Fourth of July marveling at an old fashioned pyrotechnic spectacular thrown by the pros. Here are…
This Is When to Leave to Beat Memorial Day Traffic in L.A.By this point you’re probably eagerly looking forward to the Memorial Day weekend–but so is everybody else. That means thousands of Angelenos hitting the highway all at the same time, which could mean starting your summer off with a real traffic bummer. If you’re worried about…
St. Patrick’s Day Tips To Have Fun, Be Safe, And Avoid Hangovers iStockphoto Let’s face it, you’re going to drink on St. Patrick’s Day. And you’re probably going to drink quite heavily. Probably a lot more than you usually booze on Sundays. But since the holiday falls on a weekend day, you’re more likely to…
December 24 to 28, 2018This week might be one of our favorites to spend here in L.A. Streets are quiet, people are jolly–and some of us even get a few days off. There are plenty of holiday events afoot, and it’s a good time to get outside for a hike. And, of course, we have…
When, Where, and What to KnowThe Rose Parade is a New Year’s Day tradition with a goal we can get behind: showing off how lovely it is to live in California.“In New York, people are buried in snow,” Charles F. Holder, one of the parade’s founders is reported to have said in 1889. “Here our flowers…
Grab Christmas Tamales at this Retro Stand that Harkens Back to '20s L.A.The back patio of North Hollywood’s Idle Hour bar is dominated by a hulking structure in the shape of a pipe-smoking bulldog with the words “tamales” and “ice cream” painted on its legs. It’s a replica of the Bulldog Cafe, which operated in L.A.…
I Love/Hated Love Actually Live, ActuallyLast Saturday afternoon I indulged in a guilty pleasure. Until now, I’ve only admitted this secret liaison to one person. But hey, it’s Christmas! And at Christmas—at least according to Love Actually screenwriter Richard Curtis—you tell the truth.So here’s my truth (you’ll have to imagine it spelled out in black…
Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Los AngelesStumped on where to enjoy Christmas dinner (or brunch) this year? These restaurants are open and offering special feasts that will add a dash of cheer to your holiday festivities.The NoMad L.A.The NoMad will serve breakfast Christmas Day from 7 a.m. till noon in the lobby, then offer…
This Christmas Bar Is Making Our Spirits Bright This YearOnce upon a time, going out for a festive drink at Christmastime might have meant heading to the Tam O’Shanter for an Irish coffee amid heaps of nostalgic decor. Then came the fancy holiday-themed cocktail pop-ups with their artisan drinks and Instagram-bait offerings. This year, the trend seems…
Why Can't People Get Enough of Made-for-TV Christmas Movies?Last weekend, Lifetime’s film-focused sister station Lifetime Movie Network aired 16 hours of tales about women being stalked and, on occasion, violently assaulted by psychopaths. This marathon included Lethal Admirer, Stalked by My Neighbor (not to be confused with the Eric Roberts-starring Stalked by My Doctor franchise of…
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