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

Lush green rolling hills abound along this SoCal hiking trail during the winter

One of the main reasons I love Los Angeles is that you don’t need to venture far away to experience a variety of environments. If you drive an hour north east, you can embark on a trail to a bridge that leads you to nowhere; less than 20 miles north of Downtown LA, you’ll find… More Lush green rolling hills abound along this SoCal hiking trail during the winter

Wayfarers Chapel is a worthwhile addition to your Los Angeles bucket list

As with many places I wind up adding to my bucket list, Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes – one of the southernmost points in Los Angeles – was inspired by posts I’d seen on social media. It’s a popular venue for weddings, but it’s open to the public every day from 9 a.m. to… More Wayfarers Chapel is a worthwhile addition to your Los Angeles bucket list