A Haunting Time on the Historic QUEEN MARY

The majestic Queen Mary is Long Beach's premier tourist destination year-round, but its legends of paranormal activity make it an especially intriguing visit this time of year. It may be the season of yellowed leaves and pumpkin spice lattes, but for the mischievous among us, October means goblins, ghosts, and ghouls, which are in full force at the Queen Mary's haunting Dark Harbor … [Read more...]

Peace and Quiet at Big Bear Lake, CALIFORNIA

There is something to be said about going “off-season” to Big Bear Lake - the roads are open, the village square is quieter, and there’s little need for dinner reservations. The record-breaking heat in LA had taken its toll and it was time for a change of scenery. With just a couple of clicks and a few days later, our impromptu trip to the mountains began. After the winding climb up highway … [Read more...]

COCKTAIL BUZZ: Mixologist Michael Lay demos a vintage cocktail at The Taste.

Each Labor Day weekend, The Taste at Paramount Studios becomes an annual must for Angeleno foodies, serving as a showcase of the best cuisine and cocktails Los Angeles has to offer. One of Downtown’s hottest new restaurants, Faith & Flower, provided a demonstration at this year’s event, giving attendees an intimate look as to why they’ve garnered so much buzz since opening in April 2014. Their … [Read more...]

Mid-Century Madness in PALM SPRINGS

Collin Friscia hits the desert road to Palm Springs, searching for Modernism in Mid-Century architecture and the feeling of yesteryear that remains today. Gazing past the dashboard onto the open road, my girlfriend and I continue to follow Highway 111 as it winds along the base of Mt. San Jacinto’s sprawling peaks. We’ve escaped the city’s smoggy gridlock, as two-lanes of endless highway … [Read more...]