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A Round-Up of “Big Little Lies” Filming Locations

Apr 5th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I’ve decided to break with tradition a bit for this post.  My latest small screen obsession, Big Little Lies, came to an end on Sunday night and, though the finale was excellent, I am bummed to say the least that the HBO miniseries is now over.  During its seven-episode run, I tracked down most of the L.A.-area locales, as well as a few of the Monterey spots, featured in it and I thought it would be fun to chronicle them here.  Because I have not […]



Madeline’s House from “Big Little Lies”

Mar 27th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

Every once in a while a show comes along that absolutely grips me.  Granted, I watch – and get hooked on – a lot of series, but among them are certain standouts.  The Hills, Vanderpump Rules, and Beverly Hills, 90210 come to mind, though my obsession with the latter was admittedly next-level.  My latest fixation is Big Little Lies, the murder-mystery miniseries based on the book of the same name currently airing on HBO.  Besides a scintillating premise, well-drawn characters, and a dynamic timeline (the […]



Casey’s House from “Scream 2”

Oct 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

“What’s your favorite scary movie?”  So asks Ghostface of Casey Becker (Drew Barrymore) at the beginning of Scream.  Well, if Ghostface asked me that question, my answer would be Scream everyday of the week and twice on Sunday.  I love, love, love that movie!  Though I was not as big a fan of the film’s three sequels, I got on a kick recently of tracking down some of their unknown locales.  The spot I most wanted to find was the gorgeous peaked-roof house where Casey […]



New “L.A.” Mag Post – The Cohen Mansion from “The O.C.”

Sep 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Los Angeles Magazine Blog Posts

Be sure to check out my latest post for L.A.mag.com about the Cohen mansion from The O.C.  My articles typically get published in the late morning/early afternoon hours.



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.



Grayson Manor from “Revenge”

Nov 18th, 2014 | By | Category: TV Locations

My favorite location from the television series Revenge is Grayson Manor, the massive Hamptons estate that originally belonged to the dysfunctional Grayson family, but is currently home to Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp).  It seems that pretty much everyone who watches the show is as obsessed with the house as I am and there are countless message boards dedicated to its design. While most commenters stipulate that the dwelling is not a real place, but a CGI-generated property created by Revenge production designers, that information is […]



Andrew’s House from “Hidden Away”

Sep 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Ah yes, another Hidden Away locale.  I promise this is the last one!  Despite the fact that the 2013 Lifetime Original Movie was laughably bad, I became obsessed with tracking down all of its locations, mainly due to the fact that it was lensed for the most part in Palm Springs.  (You can read my various Hidden Away posts here, here and here.)  One spot that I was fairly certain was not in the Coachella Valley, though, was the supposed Spokane, Washington-area home where Andrew […]



Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch

Aug 11th, 2014 | By | Category: 90210 & Beverly Hills, 90210 Filming Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I recently headed out to the ‘Bu to grab a bite to eat at the Malibu Café at Calamigos Ranch and walked away with not only a new favorite restaurant, but an addition to my Must-Stalk List.  Mike, from MovieShotsLA, had told me about Calamigos Ranch years ago because of its appearance in a couple of Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes.  And though it took me a while to stalk the place, it was definitely worth the wait.

Calamigos Ranch was founded in […]



Halloween at Dick Van Dyke’s House

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

While doing research on the Strode House from Halloween a couple of weeks back, I came across a blog post about the extravagant yard haunt that actor Dick Van Dyke hosts every Halloween at his home in Malibu.  And while you wouldn’t think it would be possible, being that I have lived in Southern California for well over a decade, have spent countless hours stalking, and am obsessed with all things Halloween and all things celebrity, until reading that post I had never before heard […]



The Surfrider Foundation’s 6th Annual Celebrity Expression Session

Sep 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Sightings

This past Saturday, the fabulous Pinky Lovejoy, from the Thinking Pink blog, invited me and the Grim Cheaper out to Malibu to do a little stalking of one of her very favorite celebrity events – the Surfrider Foundation’s 6th Annual Celebrity Expression Session, an hour-long free surf contest which was taking place at First Point at Malibu Lagoon State Beach.  Much to the GC’s chagrin, I accepted the invitation which is how the two of us found ourselves heading out to the ‘Bu bright and […]