Local things to do

Get Your Step Count Up With L.A. Secret Stairways

Step up!

Once upon a time, Los Angeles. was a city connected by public transportation and governed by pedestrian traffic. During this time, stairways were the perfect way for pedestrians to have safe and direct access to transit lines. These staircases still stand as reminders of those days and as a perfect way to get your heart rate going and your step count up!

There are many sets found around Mt. Washington, El Sereno,  Highland Park and Santa Monica but I want to draw attention to a couple of favorites found in Echo Park  and Silver Lake .

Echo Park

There as many as 33 stairways in Echo Park, all with different levels of tidiness and difficulty but all provide a little window to the past and  some great views to motivate you in your journey.

Baxter Stairway | ~230 steps

baxter street stairs...

54th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

Yes, tomorrow is Christmas Eve already, and the Music Center is once again providing an afternoon of free holiday entertainment for the whole family.  Even the parking in the Music Center garage is free! 54th Annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration

2013 celebrates the 54th annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration.  This muti-cultural even brings music, singing and dancing of all types and from many culture with performance from all over L.A. County.

Funded by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, this community event of seasonal musical and dance has taken place on Christmas Eve continuously since 1959!

This annual event takes place at the Dorothy Chandler...

Dwell Magazine, Green Living and Modern Design Fan? Don’t Miss Dwell on Design in Los Angeles

Who doesn’t like Dwell Magazine and the style it shares with us all? I love to see all the latest in greatest architecture and home furnishings - maybe that's why I enjoy real estate so much!  For those of us lucky enough to live in Los Angeles, Dwell on Design will be at the L.A. Convention Center June 22-24th.  Dwell on Design is the largest design event on the West Coast and it is being curated by none other than the editors of Dwell Magazine. Dwell on Design takes 2012 Takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Next Weekend The three day extravaganza showcases the best and brightest products and services plus leaders in modern design.  Not only will there be more than 350 exhibitors on the showroom floor, there will also be 150 presentations...

HPK (Highland Park Kitchen) - A Welcome Addition to Highland Park's York Blvd

So I ventured out of Silver Lake for lunch in Highland Park with a friend recently.  If you have not yet been to HPK (Highland Park Kitchen), I highly recommend you give it a try.

HPK  Highland Park restaurant offeres a full bar

The place was less than packed when we arrived, but then we were having lunch on the late side.  What a clean, cool vibe this place has.  It’s light a bright inside and we were immediately greeted by a our pleasant hostess who also turned out to be our waitress.  HPK offers a full bar, though drinks were not on the agenda as we both had to get back to work. angus beef slider at HPK in Higland Park...

The 2012 Silver Lake Jubilee Music Festival is on NOW!

The 2012 Silver Lake Jubilee Kick’s of its 3rd year today.

2012 Silver Lake Jubilee takes place Memorial Day Weekend May 26-27 Until and unless we get the Sunset Junction Street Festival back, The Silver Lake Jubilee is it, when it comes to Silver Lake music street fairs. Festivities start at noon at the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards and go till 11pm.   The fun continues on Sunday from noon until 10pm.  You can buy tickets for individual days or pick up a weekend pass if you plan to immerse yourself in this Silver Lake music event. Radio station KCRW brings us the Silver Lake Jubilee which includes tons of live music, food trucks, comedians, craft vendors and more. Proceeds from the event support Los...

Eat. Drink. Art. At the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Art Park!

Most Los Angeles locals are familiar with Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood. The park is  home to  Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock house, weekly Farmer’s Markets and a variety of activities throughout the year. I was at Barnsdall Park myself last Saturday enjoying Taste of the Eastside, with great food and libations from a variety of local restaurants and vendors for the benefit ofthe Rose Scharlin School.  If you...

Big Bar at Alcove in Los Feliz, Cocktails on the Side?

Alcove in Los Feliz  has a great selection of tempting dessertsThe Alcove Café & Bakery in Los Feliz is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The Big Bar, which opened last October is a great addition.  Though there is some indoor seating, most folks opt for the outdoor patio for salads, sandwiches, and desserts.  Ah, those desserts!  The establishment is one that has you order and pay at the counter and let a courteous staff member bring you your order when it’s ready.  No problem, but while you wait for your turn to order you will see a delectable assortment of desserts behind that glass counter! Make sure to save room! No longer missing from the Alcove is the opportunity to imbibe along with that meal. The Alcove added Big Bar to the mix...

18th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair Takes Place on Sunday, July 24

  Los Feliz Street FairThe Los Feliz Village Street Fair will be held Sunday, July 24 from 11am to 10pm on Hollywood Boulevard betweenVermont and Hillhurst Avenues.  After two years with no fair, this one should really be great.  There will be many booths and hopefully lots of people out enjoying the selection of foods from Los Feliz Village restaurants and libations in the beer and wine gardens. There will fun and entertainment for all ages including live local bands, dancing, and dance lessons. Kids will love the moon bounce, games, carnival rides and more. Other entertainment includes performances by Troupe Vertigo and Cirque School of L.A, a chalk art display and various arts and crafts exhibits. Visitors may also be interested...

Say Cheese Is the Place for Cheese and Other Fine Foods in Silver Lake

Say Cheese  in Silve Lake has a cute little store front and outdoor seating on Hyperion For over 36 years Say Cheese has been charming Silver Lake with its cheese, chocolate, champagne, and charcuterie. Those of us Silver Lake folks who trot over to Trader Joes on Hyperion need only stop in next door for even more variety. A full-service cheese shop, Say Cheese provides a gourmet array of cheeses, meats, and olives, does special event catering, and has a charming café that is open for lunch and breakfast for the Silver Lake crowd and visitors alike. Know a lactose intolerant cheese lover who stays away from cow’s milk? Love goat and sheep...

Leela Thai- a great taste of Thailand in Silver Lake California

pad thai at Leela Thai in Silver LakeIf you live in Silver Lake or Los Feliz you are lucky to have so many great places to shop, dine and enjoy life.  Don’t drive west for dinner, drive east to Leela Thai. Located at 1737 Silver Lake Boulevard, the branch of the boulevard that begins south of the Silver Lake Reservoir and the Silver Lake Meadow and migrates to the east of it, Leela Thai provides delicious food for a good price in an arty atmosphere. There...
Blog Archives

Posts By Category

All Categories Altadena (1) Art Deco (2) Atwater Village (3) Bank Owned (5) Buying a Home (39) Condos (10) Contemporary/Modern (3) danger of foreclosure (4) Eagle Rock (2) Echo Park (15) Featured Blog Posts (7) Foreclosures (1) Franklin Ave Elementary Homes (3) Glassell Park (1) Highland Park (2) Hollywood Hills (12) Home Improvements (4) Income Property (2) Ivanhoe Elementary Homes (1) Local things to do (29) Los Angeles Info (15) Los Angeles Real Estate Market (1) Los Feliz (25) Mid Century/Mid Century Modern (1) Modern (1) Montecito Heights (1) Really?! (3) Selling a home (7) Selling Your Home (1) Short Sale info for sellers (3) Short Sales (7) Silver Lake (35) Small Lot Subdivisions (1)

Posts By Month

Grab Our RSS Feed