Posts in California
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Beat the Heat

The Palm Desert creeps up near 110°F mid year, and everyone in their right mind migrates North to escape the unrelenting summer sun. Even the shop owners leave town, knowing that the high rollers only come in the winter. The heat hits you like a tidal wave, and going outside is like trekking through a thick, dry fog. Needless to say, this isn’t the most popular summer vacation destination around. 

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Poems From Places: Boris Pasternak's "A Wedding"

Attention all lovers of literature! Andrew and I are working on a new poetry-based project, and we are really excited to share it with you! This video series is called Poems from Places, and in each episode we will travel to a new picturesque destination to discuss and analyze an applicable poem or song.

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Cinefamily's Revival of the Saturday Morning Cartoon

In a world where an influx of streaming services that allow you to watch anything you want whenever and wherever, completely commercial-free have taken over the delight of saturday morning programming. One theatre in Los Angeles is fighting back to restore the Saturday Morning Cartoon to it’s former glory and ultimately put some life back into the craft of filmmaking as a whole.

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Joshua Tree National Park: Cacti and Isolation

Joshua Tree is a spectacularly unique destination. Just three hours from the west coast lives a sprawling desert boiling over with hostile temperatures, terrifying heights, misshapen rocks, and a multitude of spindly cacti. 

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What To Eat In Solvang, California From Breakfast To Dinner

This week, we want to take you on a tasting-tour of Solvang, the sleepiest Danish town in all of Southern California. This list will take you on a delicious journey from breakfast to desert, and features an unforgiving amount of sugar. So without further ado, the foodie's guide to Solvang!

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Solvang, CA: The Semi-Comprehensive Guide

Just last weekend, Andrew and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary with a weekend trip up to this quaint Danish town. I may just be overly excitable, but I truly fell in love with it’s heritage, ambiance, and most importantly, it’s glorious pastries. So much so that I wanted to share every detail of our trip, hoping that the next set of travelers can be as lucky as we were.

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OUE Skyspace: LA From the Ground Up

From comfy couches to daredevil opportunities, OUE Skyspace in Los Angeles blew my expectations out of the water. If it wasn’t for our two hour parking validation we would have spent all day up there, and it turns out we could have.

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The Last Bookstore: LA's Blast From The Past

Humans have a strange fascination with the concept of being “last.” We document our last words, fear our last moments, and care for items, animals, or sentiments that are the last of their kind. It seems so melancholy and so sobering to think… this is the last time we will ever see each other; the last time we’ll visit this street, this town, or this Country.

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Raindrops And Renaissance at The Getty In LA

It’s only fair to evolve into your high-class, formal glove-wearing alter ego when you visit the Getty in LA. You must stand tall, read every placard, and nod thoughtfully as you walk with fingers intertwined behind your back. You must pretend like you know what you’re doing. 

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Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever

Nearly three-thousand years ago on November first, a holiday later coined the Day of the Dead (or Dia De Los Muertos) originated in Mexico. This event was not meant to scare the living crap out of your friends, but to celebrate those who have passed over with beautiful altars, offerings, and intricate art.

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Shipwreck Hike

Back in 1961, on an especially foggy day. A freighter carrying the brazen name of the S.S. Dominator plowed into a peninsula off Ranchos Palos Verdes. After 2 long days of fruitless attempts to dislodge the ship from the rocks, the crew abandoned ship. Fast forward to 2016, 55 years rough ocean waves and oxidising iron has claimed nearly all the ship’s hull, but just an easy 1.5 mile hike down the beach and you can see all that remains of the S.S. Dominator.

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Roadkill 2: Why not?

This show was put on by Andrew and Jack’s rad friends, who are hellbent on keeping the local art and music scenes alive. And who could disagree? There was insanely creative art topping every booth, and equally good music bouncing off our eardrums. Artists like Ratfuck and Way-way (who organized the event), WOZ, Jack Bass, Praze, Hanvan, Kameradschaft, LRW, Joneil, Colson, and Owen Sweeny all brought their best. Who knew that our local So-Cal community was so talented?

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Stories #1: Elise Peregrin, Riley's Farm

The first episode of a new series we are starting called "Stories". From the small victories, to coming face to face with death itself, everyone has a story to tell. Today we have The Busy Rats co-founder Elise Peregrin talking about her trip to the apple orchards of Oak Glen, California, and how to turn a negative into a positive.

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Best Gluten Free Treats In OC

For those of us with more sensitive stomachs, it can be hard to find a delicious goody to soothe those nagging cravings. I should know, both my Mom and my boyfriend are lactose intolerant, and I have a few close friends with gluten sensitivities. Thankfully, I have never dealt with those issues myself, but I have chomped on enough alternative sweets to know what's-what in this business!

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