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My Guide to L.A. – Play

Aug 31st, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I originally had more than twenty places featured on this list, but, to make it easier on myself, I decided to break up my Things To Do category into “Play” and “See.”  Today, I’ll be covering Play, aka Los Angeles activities and attractions that I recommend.  Enjoy!

1. Disneyland (1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim) – OK, OK, so this one is not technically located in L.A., but because it is one of my favorite places in the entire world, let alone Southern California, I couldn’t not include […]



My Guide to L.A. – Shopping

Aug 28th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

If there is one thing I love almost as much as stalking, it’s shopping – and shopping in Los Angeles is in a class all its own.  When I first moved to SoCal in 2000, I found myself in retail heaven.  The city boasts a myriad of cute shopping districts, fabulous marketplaces, and one-of-a-kind stores.  Read on for a list of my picks of unique, only-in-L.A. shops and shopping centers where I prefer to lighten my wallet.

1. Lula Mae (100 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena) […]



Starfleet Academy from “Star Trek”

Aug 27th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest post for L.A.mag.com about the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant, aka Starfleet Academy from Star Trek.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



New Discover L.A. Post – L.A.’s “Fast and Furious” Locations

Aug 25th, 2015 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

The Grim Cheaper and I are currently away on a little staycation for our 5th anniversary, so I do not have a new Guide to L.A. post for you today (nor will I tomorrow), but in the meantime be sure to check out my latest Discover Los Angeles article about the L.A. locations from The Fast and the Furious franchise.



My Guide to L.A. – Bars

Aug 21st, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

When I lived in L.A., one of my favorite things to do was grab a drink with the Grim Cheaper at a different bar every Saturday night.  I loved discovering, cocktail in hand, the myriad of fabulous lounges the city has to offer, many of them historic.  That being said, I am in no way a partier.  When it comes to bars, I prefer a much more low-key, quiet and intimate environment.  If you are looking for hip, happening places to grab a drink, this […]



New Discover L.A. Post – Beach Filming Locations

Aug 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Discover Los Angeles Articles

I do not have a new guide for today (these posts are killing me, I swear!), but be sure to check back tomorrow for a list of my favorite places to grab a cocktail in Los Angeles.  In the meantime, check out my latest Discover L.A. post about beaches that have appeared onscreen.



My Guide to L.A. – Coffee

Aug 19th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I love coffee pretty much more than life itself, but very rarely do I visit independent coffee houses.  I am all about my Starbucks.  I know, I know, true java aficionados are probably shaking their heads right now.  But I like consistency – I like knowing that I can go into any Starbucks in any city, state or country and get the same drink.  And it has been my experience that the vast majority of independent coffee houses are sub par.  That being said, there […]



My Guide to L.A. – Restaurants

Aug 18th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I need to preface this post by stating that I am not in any way, shape or form a foodie.  I enjoy good, fresh fare, but my meal preferences consist mainly of old fashioned comfort foods (you’ll notice many mentions of different fried chicken entrées in the list below).  If a restaurant has bone marrow on the menu, I’m out.  But give me chicken strips and ranch dressing every day of the week and twice on Sundays and I am a happy girl.  This list […]



My Guide to L.A. – Hotels

Aug 17th, 2015 | By | Category: This and That

I am constantly told that I would make a great concierge for the city of Los Angeles.  I have explored L.A. so much over the years that I know it like the back of my hand and have accumulated a large inventory of favorite places.  I recently decided to corral that inventory into a guide to L.A. to share with my fellow stalkers.  This guide will not be geared toward filming locations (though there will be some crossover with My Must-Stalk List), but will instead […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – Calamigos Ranch from “Wet Hot American Summer”

Aug 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Don’t forget to read my latest post for L.A.mag.com, about Calamigos Ranch from Wet Hot American Summer.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.