I’m sorry for the recent radio-silence. No Im not injured or ill, just swamped with the daily grind. It’s funny how getting a day off (Memorial Day) just means we stay extra late every night of the week to make up for it. Don’t get me wrong- it was still amazing having Monday off. Too much to do-so little time! I hope right now you are having a wild night out on the town. I am currently in my bed drinking wine, watching Anthony Bourdain eat his way across Europe and it’s amazing.

Tomorrow I’ve got a big building day ahead, so follow along on INSTAGRAM to see my most up to date progress shots! I’m really excited about it!


Weekend Guide September 13 + 14 +15

HAPPY FRIDAY (image taken from HERE)

It’s insane at work today. Crazy insane. So I’m sad to do this, but you should check out Laist’s Guide to things happening tonight around Los Angeles. I’d love to give you a full weekend guide, but this is the best I can do. Hopefully I can do additional posts Saturday and Sunday during the day offering up fun weekend plans. Check back soon and Happy Friday – you earned it!!!

Weekend Guide August 16 + 17 +18

Weekend Time!! Lets get into it….


Tonight, Friday August 16th, stop by the Hammer Museum to see No Age, Sun Foot, Devin Gary & Ross for a FREE all ages music event. Parking under the museum is $3 after 6, which is pretty great for the neighborhood. The event titled Generationalpictomusicapolis starts at 8p (cash bar and food inside).


If you need some laughs tonight after a stressful week, check out Hello Giggles at the Nerdmelt theater at Meltdown Comics on Sunset. The show is from 9 -10:30 and tickets are $8 (get them here). Tonight will have Rory Scovel, Eric Andrea, Cameron Esposito and more. It’ll be a good time.


My only event for Saturday August 17 (and also is happening August 18) is so good it stands alone: Echo Park Rising. HERE‘s a link to the stages and times. This all weekend music event stretches all over Echo Park, so get ready for it!


On Sunday August 18th, if you want to continue the Echo Park Rising party, it’ll still be going on all day. If not check out Andy Dick at Cinefamily for their Everything Is Film Fest. Tickets are $14, and you can get them HERE. Get ready for Moral Orel and claymation for this 3pm show.


Hot Mess Vintage (at 3318 W. Sunset)  is hosting “The Drop In Show” from 8-9:30p with Jerrod Carmichael, Rory Scovel, Robert Dean, Alice Wetterlund, Danny Solomon and “The Drop In”! Hosted by Zach Sims.

Weekend Guide: June 28 + 29 + 30

JUNE IS ALMOST OVER! LIFE IS PASSING US BY! Okay, enough of my freaking out about how fast 2013 is going. Make the most of your weekend, which reminds me… it’s time for the Weekend Guide!

Tonight, Friday June 28th Burbank is doing it’s Ladies Night Out, where the shops on Magnolia stay open late (6p-9p) with special deals. Also the road is lined with food trucks. It’s definitely become a big event for Burbank. Why not check it out and then hit up Tony’s Darts Away for boardgames and craft beer?


It’s time for Shakespeare! Shakespeare in the Park has started it’s summer season with She Stoops to Conquer starting at 7pm. Pack a picnic blanket, jacket and bug spray, then stop at Trader Joes on your way to Griffith Park. This is a fun outdoor free (donations welcomed) event.


If you’re looking to dance, AM + Shawn Lee (who played at the Hammer Outdoor Concert Series last night) are celebrating their cd release tonight at the Echo. Tickets are only $14 for a night of music. Why not get dinner at Sage and then check out the show/party.


On Saturday June 29th, at 11am Weird Al is doing a book signing at Children’s Book World on West Pico. Bring the kids!


In the afternoon visit Food Truck Heaven at Angel City Brewery. From 1-11p they will have Belly BombZ Korean, Mandoline Grill, Meet N Potatoes, PostcardCAS, Jogasaki Sushi Burrito, AROCKin Ice Shaved Ice, El Burger Luchador, and Surfer Taco.


After you get some food, check out this HPM Project kick-off event at Daily Dose from 6-9pm. They’re both downtown, so why not visit both events back to back.


If you find yourself in San Pedro this Saturday night, check out Shop American Crafted from 11a-8pm. It’s a free event with free parking. Expect live music, food trucks, beer + wine, and a concert in the evening.


On Sunday June 30 (last day of June already!) from 8am to 2pm a $3 admission price will get you access to a vintage market happening on Saco Street Downtown called Downtown Modernism. Believe it or not, Andy Dick will be hosting and there will be a DJ set by Annie Hardy.

Do This Today: Weekend Edition


A Current Affair has a Pop Up Vintage Market returning to LA on Saturday from 3-8pm. Check out their website for details as well as info on all the vendors. It’s gonna be pretty hip.

Event: A Current Affair Pop Up Market (event link)
Location: Cooper Design Space, 860 S. Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Saturday March 23, 3-8pm
Cost: $10 admission (get tickets here)

Do This Today: Weekend Edition


Kurt Braunohler’s dreams are becoming reality. He started his Cloud Project Kickstarter months ago and on Saturday it culminates with his skywriting performance. For the record, Kurt is not the pilot, but he did create this project and is seeing it through. If you’re on the East side, look up at 3:33pm to see the skywriting. If you can make it downtown to Perch, you should join Kurt’s rooftop viewing party!

Event: Cloud Project (event link)
Location: Perch 448 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Saturday March 23, 2-7pm
Cost: FREE Admission, but get there early

Do This Today: Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die


It’s FRIDAY!!! Tonight go to Largo and see Don’t Stop Or We’ll Die perform with guests Nick Thornburn, the band Family, Jim Hanft and Sam Yonack. Rumor has it Aziz Ansari will be stopping by. It’s known that I have love for this band (read that here!).

Event: Don’t Stop OR We’ll Die @ Largo (event link)
Location: LArgo at the Coronet, 366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Time: Friday March 22, 9pm
Cost: $25 (Get tickets HERE)


This past weekend my sister and I jumped in the car and ran up to Santa Clarita to spend our Saturday morning at…


The Gibbon Conservation Center! They’re open from 9:30 – 1pm (the website says they’re only open until noon, but the sign at the facility says 1pm).


When you arrive they give you a laminated sheet with info about each gibbon on one side. The back side shows a map of the enclosures and feeding times.


The above photo gives you a good taste of how the enclosures are kept. They have shade and sunlight. There are plenty of branches and toys to play with as well as little igloos for privacy. There are metal benches everywhere for viewing pleasure.


This back edge of the property is where tools and even other gibbons are kept.



Feeding time!



So human like.


How cute are mama and baby above? They are my second favorite gibbons. My favorite gibbon is…


Goliath! He’s barely a year old and super adorable.




He played with a blanket in his enclosure.


Here’s Goliath’s mom above.


Just hangin’ out.


This lady came up and posed for me! She heard my feet against the gravel as I walked up and came running and slid onto the ground. So human-like.


I made the above clip to show you how they jump around. Some are docile and others are all over the place. They seem to really enjoy people watching as much as we enjoy watching them. Some seemed to put on a show.


They don’t just jump around, some walk.


Watching them eat was fun. They have a very healthy diet. This gibbon was just fed fruits and veggies. The cost of their groceries must be extensive, so I highly recommend visiting the gibbons, paying the $10 admission fee and even donate more if you can. It’s warm out there and it’s not inclosed so bring sun screen and a hat. It’s also all gravel, so wear sneakers or walking will be uncomfortable. If you stick it out until feeding times, you’ll get to hear their special gibbon “singing”.