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Palindrome Healing Center from “Flaked”

Mar 20th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

Some images just stay with you.  When I came across these MLS photos of a Venice Beach home on Curbed Los Angeles back in 2008, I practically started drooling and the words “real estate porn” immediately came to mind.  The pictures of the dramatically unique Moroccan-inspired dwelling, especially the ones of the meandering pool, seared themselves into my brain.  So I was thrilled to spot the pad when scanning through episodes of Flaked early last year while writing this Los Angeles magazine post about the […]



The “Last Man Standing” House

Mar 17th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I watch a lot of TV.  Like a lot.  So I am always surprised when I receive an email from a reader asking about a location from a show I am not familiar with.  Such was the case in January, when fellow stalker Marjorie reached out to ask for my assistance in tracking down the house where the Baxter family lives on Last Man Standing.  Though I had never seen even one episode of the CBS series, I am always up […]



The Tate Mansion from “Soap”

Mar 15th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have a pretty amazing memory, especially when it comes to things most people find useless, such as filming locations and movie quotes.  I’m like a vault.  Or an elephant.  Once something enters my brain, it locks in and I don’t forget it.  So I was shocked when I received an email a couple of weeks back from a fellow stalker named Andrew who wanted some assistance in tracking down the mansion belonging to the Tate family on Soap.  My parents and I watched the […]



Màs Malo from “Scandal”

Mar 10th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

Los Angeles is often ridiculed for having no history – or no appreciation of its history.  Demolition of the Ambassador Hotel aside, I don’t find that to be true.  There is history – well-preserved history – around pretty much ever corner.  You just have to know where to look.  Case in point – Màs Malo, a downtown L.A. Cal-Mex eatery that is situated inside of a gorgeous former 1920s jewelry emporium.  The site first hit my radar while I was researching DTLA watering holes for […]



Strand Book Store from “Sex and the City”

Mar 8th, 2017 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

I have made no secret of my love for bookstores on this blog, especially in recent weeks (as evidenced here and here).  I literally cannot get enough of them!  So when I spotted a book boutique pop up in the Season 2 episode of Sex and the City titled “The Freak Show,” which I was re-watching shortly before my trip to New York last April, I knew I had to track it down and stalk it.  Come to find out, the place is one of […]



The High Line from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Mar 1st, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I absolutely love the great outdoors.  In fact, alongside Starbucks and stalking, there’s pretty much nothing I enjoy more than being outside.  So when I read about a former-elevated-train-track-turned-urban-park in NYC prior to my trip to the Big Apple last April, I knew it was a spot I had to check out.  At the time, I did not realize the place was a filming location, but since returning home, I’ve seen it pop up in several productions, including fave show The Real Housewives of Beverly […]



Library Bar from “Parenthood”

Feb 13th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

In his bestselling book Outliers: The Story of Success, author Malcolm Gladwell asserts that a person needs 10,000 hours of practice at something in order to become an expert.  I’ve been writing my blog for about nine years now, working on it at least eight hours a day, five days a week, which translates to roughly 19,000 stalking hours under my belt.  That number is probably a vast understatement, but I think we can all agree that I am an expert on filming locations.  Even […]



Avalon Hotel Palm Springs from “The Hills”

Feb 8th, 2017 | By | Category: The Hills Filming Locations

Sometimes I stalk places unknowingly.  Such was the case with Avalon Hotel Palm Springs, which I visited back in June 2013 when it was known as Viceroy.  I was quite taken with the property’s yellow-hued Old Hollywood Regency-style theme and took a myriad of photographs while there, though I did not plan on blogging about the site because I did not realize it was a filming location.  As it turns out, it is – from one of my favorite shows, no less!  Last week, my […]



Skylight Books from “Veep”

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

While we are on the subject of historic book shops featured in Washington, D.C.-based productions (you can read my post on Idle Time Books from A Few Good Men here), I would be remiss if I did not mention a bookseller that popped up on my new favorite show, Veep.  The Grim Cheaper and I recently became obsessed with the HBO series thanks to a recommendation from my good friend Lavonna and blew through all 48 episodes in about 2 weeks.  It is easily one […]



Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center & Community Garden from “La La Land”

Jan 30th, 2017 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations, Movie Locations

On paper, La La Land looked like my perfect movie.  I love Ryan Gosling.  I love Emma Stone.  I love musicals.  And I LOVE L.A.  The film just didn’t work for me, though.  I realize mine is a vastly unpopular opinion, but I found La La Land to be too long, too slow, and too melancholy.  My main beef, though?  For a flick that purports itself to be a love letter to Los Angeles, it certainly did not showcase many real area locations.  Sure there […]