Santa Monica Pier on a Smoggy Sunday

I have officially lived in Los Angeles for a year now and  today was sadly my first time going to the Santa Monica pier. Embarrassing, I know. Today was a particularly gloomy day in Santa Monica, but it was still fun. The short walk to the pier actually reminded me of Waikiki. Maybe walking with […]

[pictures] Disneyland in my Backyard…Sort Of

I’m beginning to realize there are quite a few perks to living in LA. For example, Disneyland is now within driving distance. I went there once as a kid, back when the Indiana Jones ride had just opened, and I didn’t go back until moving here. I don’t care what anyone says, that place is […]

Halloween in West Hollywood – Everyone Comes Out to Play!

I learned two things this Halloween: 1) make sure to bring my external flash to properly shoot in WeHo  and 2) be prepared to deal with the repercussions of dressing up  my cat in a halloween costume. I thought the area was going to be better lit (and way more crowded), so I left my […]

LA’s Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery

I had been told by numerous people that  Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the things to do Halloween weekend in LA.  Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. I was vaguely familiar with the Day of the Dead culture and history, but actually experiencing it felt much different […]

[Pictures] Disneyland is Still Magical

A perk of living in Los Angeles? I’ve got Disneyland within driving distance. A non-perk? The price! Holy crap, I had no idea the price of Disneyland admission was equivalent to an egg donation.  Geez. It was worth it, though. I hadn’t been there since I was in elementary school and it was still quite […]