Koreatown, an area slightly west of downtown Los Angeles, is trending right now in a big way. There are some highly rated restaurants, independent theaters, and sleek hotels that have energized the area. One such hotel is The Line Hotel Los Angeles.
One of the definitions of the word flower means “the finest individuals out of a number of people or things”. Although I realize not everyone thinks of flowers as individuals, I disagree as I happen to talk with them, laugh with them and genuinely enjoy their company. Needing a fix of my colorful and sweet-smelling friends, I headed out to the Los Angeles Flower Mart in downtown LA.
After listening to a radio talk show declaring the death of new year’s resolutions, I realized I have never made any “official” new year’s resolutions…ever! I have said things in jest, but I have never made a directed decision to do a specific thing as a new year’s resolution. 2015 will be my year to do it! With this in mind, I raced over to Donut Friend, grabbed a luscious delight and began to think…what shall I resolve to do this year? As I was thinking and thinking, I realized…these donuts are really good.
This past weekend Spaceman and I celebrated my friend’s birthday in the best way possible, by sharing a meal together! This is an age-old tradition that is one of the best ways to show how dear someone is to you – and who am I to buck tradition? We celebrated at a Los Angeles eatery of her choice named Industriel.
Within the interlacing streets of downtown Los Angeles lies Grand Central Market, a warehouse style building filled with various food stalls and bustling eateries. The day my husband and I visited was a particularly hot day in the city. We had taken the metro downtown and walked to the market. By the time we arrived at our destination, I was getting a bit weary of the city “perfume” shall we call it and ready to eat (go figure!). To my delight, we were surrounded by a bounty of food options. Our three favorites were (in no particular order):
I was driving with my husband on the 110 freeway in Los Angeles not too long ago and pointed out a trail I had seen people walking along that went up a steep mountain (well, perhaps it was a steep hill) not too far from the freeway. As I looked at him, I realized my mistake but had no way to rewind the words that had just come out of my mouth. You guessed it, that weekend we were climbing the beast and what fun it was!
My God-mother had many hobbies. It was fun going to visit her because she was always working on some crafty thing that I got to examine and try to do. My favorite phase of hers was when she embraced stained glass design. Her creations were wonderful. The way the sun changed how the glass looked and the emotion it sent was fascinating to me. I have always loved the play between sunlight and glass, really special. However, it is increasingly difficult to find artisans that work in the stained glass medium. That is why I was so excited to discover Judson Studios in Los Angeles, California.