Search for your location!

This and That




My Latest Article for “L.A.” Mag – A DIY Film Locations Tour

Dec 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

The December 2017 issue of Los Angeles magazine hit newsstands last week, featuring an article by yours truly.  The blurb, which can be found on page 93, is a detailed itinerary for a tour of twenty L.A.-area film locales.  If you can’t get your hands on a copy, don’t worry – the article can also be found online here.  Enjoy!



Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to wish a very happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow stalkers.  I hope everyone has a hearty, safe and blessed holiday.  Like last year, I will be cooking tonight’s meal with my mom and am really looking forward to the endeavor, as well as the festivities of the rest of week (like getting our Christmas tree tomorrow).  I will be back on Monday with a whole new post, so I’ll “see” ya then.



Carrera Café – Where Your Favorite Celebrity Can Be Turned into Latte Art

Nov 8th, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

When not stalking or shopping, you can typically find me perusing fashion and beauty blogs.  There are several I frequent daily including Gal Meets Glam, Atlantic-Pacific, Merrick’s Art, Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Hello Gorgeous.  The latter was founded by Angela Lanter, wife of fave actor Matt Lanter.  I started reading her site because of the Matt connection (obvs), but it didn’t take long for Angela to seriously grow on me and become one of my favorite online personalities.  Her blog is worthy of a visit […]



Halloween 2017

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

I’ve made no secret of my love for Big Little Lies over the past couple of months (you can read my many posts on its filming locations here, here, here, and here), so it should come as no surprise that the HBO miniseries figured into my and the Grim Cheaper’s 2017 Halloween costumes.  Interestingly though, this year marked the first time I’ve ever chosen a costume based on earrings alone.  One look at the pink tassels hanging from Madeline Martha Mackenzie’s (Reese Witherspoon) lobes in […]



Happy Halloween!

Oct 31st, 2017 | By | Category: This and That

I would like to wish all of my fellow stalkers a very Happy Halloween!  The Grim Cheaper and I were away all weekend celebrating the holiday with one of our best friends in San Diego, so I do not have a new post for today, unfortunately.  And my grandma is currently in town visiting for the next three weeks, so blog posts during the coming month will be a bit scarce.  I will still be posting, but probably only twice a week, so please bear […]



John Adams Middle School from “Heathers”

Oct 27th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper is a celebrity magnet.  Literally everywhere he goes, he runs into someone famous.  It’s maddening because 90% of these encounters occur when I am not with him.  Like the time he stopped by a Starbucks while on his way to a business meeting and saw Keanu Reeves sitting outside.  Or the night he ate dinner at a table next to Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart and then watched as the two flew off on their private plane from the airport situated adjacent […]



The Well from the Manhattan Well Murder of 1799

Oct 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, This and That

Oh, do I love a good ghost story!  Back in 2014, my friend Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, sent me an article about a well in New York that was the site of an infamous 1799 murder.  The seven-foot by five-foot well, situated in the basement of a SoHo building that housed a restaurant for many years, but at the time of the article’s printing was being transformed into a COS clothing store outpost, was cited as one of the most haunted […]



Rebecca’s Apartment from “Lights Out”

Oct 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

I am always tickled when I spot a location I have already stalked pop up in additional productions.  Amazingly, that happened twice in the past month with today’s locale, the former Highland Park branch of the Security Trust & Savings Bank.  I originally learned of the site thanks to its many appearances as the Battle Creek Police Department/FBI field office on CBS’ short-lived 2015 series Battle Creek, which was one of my and the Grim Cheaper’s favorites.  I ran out to stalk the building the […]



Hilton Sonoma Wine Country – Where the Cast of “Scream” Stayed During Filming

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood

I typically begin compiling notes on a location and roughly outlining a post weeks before I hit publish.  Today’s article, about the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country, where the cast and crew of Scream stayed during the 1996 film’s 55-day shoot, is no different.  Sadly though, devastation struck shortly after I penned that preliminary edit.  I am extremely sorry to report that the Santa Rosa-area hotel was destroyed by the Tubbs Fire in the early morning hours of October 9th.  When I learned the news last […]



High Tower from “Dead Again”

Oct 20th, 2017 | By | Category: Haunted Hollywood, Movie Locations

I did not see Dead Again when it was first released in 1991 (at 14, I was too young for such an intense thriller), but I vividly remember my parents coming home from the theatre raving about how great it was and how much I would have loved a particularly disturbing scene involving cigarettes.  It was not until years later, after I met the Grim Cheaper, that I finally sat down for a viewing.  The flick was worth the wait.  Dead Again is honestly one […]