March 29, 2017

los angeles

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Hooked on Ricky’s Fish Tacos in Hollywood

When Yelp directs you to great Mexican food in Hollywood, you expect the establishment is housed in a building, but there I was at what looked like a private backyard party under a white pop-up tent just off Sunset Boulevard.

 
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Livin’ La Vida Local at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market

It’s a sunny Sunday morning in Los Angeles and I can’t help smiling. I’m strolling along Ivar Avenue in Hollywood, browsing the stalls of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market. The canopy-covered farmstands are overflowing with color: robust pepper reds, golden Valencia oranges, deep green bunches of kale, and potent eggplant purple. There are many other colors too among the market’s offerings, a… [Keep reading…]

 
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The Getty Center: Los Angeles’ Utopian Oasis

Love gorgeous grounds, amazing architecture, and vibrant city views? Find your bliss at the Getty Center, a Los Angeles “must-do”.

 
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Sprinkles Cupcake ATM: Beverly Hills’ Sweetest Gimmick

Who doesn’t love cupcakes? They’re the ultimate guilty pleasure. What if there were a machine that dispensed fresh-baked cupcakes 24 hours a day, seven days a week? That would be a whole ‘nother level of awesome, right? Well, this wonderful machine actually exists. It’s the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills.

 
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A Magic Moment on Mount Hollywood

“Yesterday, I met the real Los Angeles…” I laugh at myself as I thumb through the pages of my travel journal and find this bit of drivel. Penned after I’d spent all of 48 hours in L.A., I find my hubris hilarious. In a mere two days, what could I have known about the real Los Angeles, a city covering an area of… [Keep reading…]

 
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Griffith Observatory: Jewel of Los Angeles

Griffith Observatory is, with little doubt, one of Los Angeles’ crown jewels. A bolder writer might even suggest that no visit to the City of Angels could be considered complete without a substantial stop at this hilltop oasis.

 
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Noshing on Nostalgia at Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood

After a day of mulling aimlessly around Los Angeles and working up an appetite, I went in search of Pink’s Hot Dogs, the internationally known Hollywood attraction famous for its chili cheese dogs and extensive menu of hot dog variations.