Enjoy California’s coast along the Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail

California’s coast is one of my favorite things about the state, and one place to enjoy that is the Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail, a moderate 5.1-mile trail in Southern California. I joined a hiking group a couple of weeks ago to explore the Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail. I don’t think we actually completed… More Enjoy California’s coast along the Rancho Palos Verdes Coastal Trail

Tips for enjoying super bloom 2019 at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

As super bloom 2019 continues, poppies are in full bloom at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California. Super blooms are a rare event that happen only once every handful of years and occur when a bad drought is followed by a wet year. In California, the last super bloom was in 2017. Having… More Tips for enjoying super bloom 2019 at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

The Japanese Garden: a getaway from Los Angeles within the city

Right in the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley where the 405 and 101 freeways intersect, you might be surprised to find The Japanese Garden, a 6.5-acre oasis that’s a perfect quick and refreshing getaway from the city right within the city. I’d been interested in visiting The Japanese Garden for several months and… More The Japanese Garden: a getaway from Los Angeles within the city

Grab a cup of tea or coffee at Highlight Coffee, a local coffee shop in Glendale

Artisan coffee shops in Glendale, a suburb in Los Angeles County, aren’t super easy to come by. But in late 2016, a new shop called Highlight Coffee popped open near the city’s downtown area on the corner of Glendale and Broadway. It’s a welcome addition to the city. Now, residents and people who work there… More Grab a cup of tea or coffee at Highlight Coffee, a local coffee shop in Glendale

BLOOM: an interactive pop-up art show coming to Los Angeles

In April I received an invitation to check out a media preview for a new interactive pop-up art show called BLOOM. Since it was taking place at Griffith Park in Los Angeles and because this year is the first time the show is going to take place, I was really excited to learn more about… More BLOOM: an interactive pop-up art show coming to Los Angeles

Find Filipino-inspired baked goods and beverages at Kape Republik

Kape Republik is a Filipino-American coffee house and specialty bakery in Cerritos, a city in Los Angeles’ South Bay region. It opened its doors in April 2016 and is has quickly become a popular and highly rated spot in the plaza on the corner of Artesia Boulevard and Norwalk Boulevard. Earlier this year I got… More Find Filipino-inspired baked goods and beverages at Kape Republik

The facade of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital from Grey’s Anatomy is actually in SoCal

If you love Grey’s Anatomy as much as I do and just so happen to live in Los Angeles, you might be stoked to find out that you can visit Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital right in Southern California! The facade of the hospital is actually in North Hills, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. It’s the… More The facade of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital from Grey’s Anatomy is actually in SoCal

When poppies pop at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Southern California might not experience the four seasons like other parts of the country, but spring can be a charming time, especially if the region gets a good dose of rain during the winter. That was the case this year, as California recovers from a five-year drought, and it’s got lots of people flocking to… More When poppies pop at Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

If you haven’t hiked to Eaton Canyon Falls, here’s why you should

Whether you live in Los Angeles or are visiting from out of town, if you love the outdoors and haven’t been to Eaton Canyon Falls yet, it’s a must-do hike that will make you feel like you’re not in L.A. As of this post, California is just getting out of a 5-year drought. Southern California… More If you haven’t hiked to Eaton Canyon Falls, here’s why you should