I have lived in downtown LA for more than a year now, and am moving out in less than a week. No nostalgia for me. Relief. Dreams of serenity - of not being jolted out of my sleep by the club music next to my apartment -- of sirens and calls from policemen joyfully (this is debatable) halting speeding vehicles in their tracks. I lived infront of a freeway for more than a year, walked home from the bus stop around the same time, braving catcalls, bums saying hi in their drunken stupor, and mislead testosterone motivated men stopping their cars asking if I want I ride. What was an annoyance became... Read More
Having regular shoes is not hip anymore; to be cool you have to own the pair that only you and a happy few have. Limited edition shoes are all the fuss lately, and all the major brands know it.
WHY81, presented by Nike Basketball, is both a contest and a celebration. A celebration of what you may ask?
January 22nd 2007 will mark the one year anniversary of a major event in the history of basketball.
A year ago, on January 22nd 2006, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a game opposing his team, the LA Lakers, and the Toronto Raptors.
His point total in that game is second in NBA history only to... Read More
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For those of you who have never been to the Scarlet Tea Room in Pasadena, I encourage you to make a visit. Just standing in front of the entrance, you already get a sense of something unique when you're faced with a red shimmery door. Once you enter, you're transported to an elegant space with a gold and cream color scheme and when you look up, you'll see beautiful crystal chandeliers.
Once you're seated, owner, Karen, comes out to tell you what to expect with the Scarlet Tea Ceremony. Her descriptions of the delectable treats to come really raised expectations and believe me, no one was disappointed.... Read More
The sixteenth annual Los Angeles Photographic Print Exposition will take place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium from January 18-21, 2007.
If you are into photography, another exhibition is still running at the Getty Center until February 25th: "Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection"
The Photo L.A. exposition is organized by Artfairs, inc. which was created to "help expand the arts community in Los Angeles, and in particular to propel the thriving regional art scene onto the international radar."
Looks like it is a success:
"Over the course of fifteen years,... Read More
Being Filipino, I'm very picky about Filipino food. At every Filipino restaurant I go to, the litmus test for me is that after having eaten there, I ask myself, is the food there as good as Mom's cooking. It doesn't even matter to me whether it's a particular dish that my Mom has made or not. It's more about the food matching up to my Mom's high standards.
Recently, I went with my dining group for the first time to check out Alejandro's in the Glassell Park area and wow, was I impressed!
The food there was outstanding and every thing we ordered, I could easily see on my Mom's dining table ready... Read More
I really wanted to like Chop Suey Cafe in Little Tokyo.
With beautiful neon signage outside and cherry wood enclosures with 1930s-vintage wooden chairs inside, you're brought back to days gone by.
With its detailed restoration, Chop Suey Cafe is truly a gift back to the community - a community that once made this restaurant, when it was known as Far East Cafe, the main cultural center pre-World War II.
With rumors of Chop Suey Cafe being a favorite haunt of author, Raymond Chandler, one wonders what ideas he may have come up with for his novels while dining there.
There's a lot to like about... Read More