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Splurging on Santa – Los Angeles Style

Splurging on Santa – Los Angeles Style

December 25, 2011 No Comments The holiday season brings many indulgences. Rich foods, presents for the kids, decorations for your home, maybe even a special family vacation. Now your children may be clamoring for a visit to the North Pole, but that’s probably not going to be your destination of choice if you do choose to travel this holiday season. ...

 

Pasadena, California Past Times

Pasadena, California Past Times

December 21, 2011 No Comments There are so many great small towns that make up what out-of-town visitors think of as completely “Los Angeles”. And for a quintessential LA experience of course visitors must go beyond the confines of downtown’s urban core, with its mini modern Times Square adjoining the concert and sports venue of Staples Center, historic Olvera Street, ...

 

A Very Beachy California Christmas – St. Regis Dana Point

A Very Beachy California Christmas – St. Regis Dana Point

December 17, 2011 No Comments Whether you’re globe trotting and looking for a wonderful holiday destination, beachfront, or a Southern California resident seeking a close-to-home luxury spot for the holidays, the St. Regis Monarch Beach is a great choice. About the St. Regis Hotel The elegant five star resort has large, beautiful rooms, many with ocean views, three swimming pools ...

 

Twelve Holiday Family Treats in Los Angeles

Twelve Holiday Family Treats in Los Angeles

November 16, 2011 No Comments Yes, those twelve days and that Partridge in the Pear Tree are already being sung repeatedly over the audio system at the shopping mall. But we’re talking about holiday treats starting from Halloween through Thanksgiving to Christmas and Hanukkah, events that are different, engaging for kids of all ages, and reason enough to visit the ...

 

West Hollywood for Halloween Families

West Hollywood for Halloween Families

November 15, 2011 No Comments Going to the “West Hollywood Halloween Carnival” now in its 23rd anniversary year may not be the first Halloween activity you think of for small children, but if you live in, or are planning to visit the greater Los Angeles area, think again. First of all, it’s an event you’ll always remember, and perhaps one ...

 

Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles = Family Fun

Dia de los Muertos in Los Angeles = Family Fun

November 2, 2011 No Comments Little kids love Halloween…so what about Día de los Muertos, a family holiday in Mexico but not so much in the States. Conventionally, this celebration honoring the deceased happens in conjunction to All Saints’ Day on November first. This ancient holiday memorializes friends and family who’ve passed away through the use of colorful art, altars, ...

 

The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army

The Emperor’s Guards: China’s Terracotta Army

October 29, 2011 No Comments   In 1974 farmers in China unearthed a stunning necropolis built for Qin Shihuangdi, China’s first emperor after its unification dating back to the early 200s BC. This mausoleum was guarded by an army of life-size warriors meant to defend the emperor in the afterlife.   Thousands of terracotta figures of various ranks were found, ...

 

Splendid Spooky Spiders at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Splendid Spooky Spiders at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

October 20, 2011 No Comments Just in time for Halloween, spinning webs that must be seen, they gather there just like a coven, knitting silk intricately woven… The splendid spooky spiders are back at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County! For a limited time (now through November 6), this special exhibit features a walk-through pavilion where spiders spin ...

 

The Hollywood Bowl – A Treat for the Whole Family

The Hollywood Bowl – A Treat for the Whole Family

October 15, 2011 1 Comment Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles or a long time Southern California resident, your children will love experiencing some of the finest music in the world at the Hollywood Bowl. This outdoor concert venue is one of the best known attractions in greater Los Angeles, and it’s perfect for kids of all ages, and has a ...

 

Going to the Movies: Novel Screening Choices in SoCal

Going to the Movies: Novel Screening Choices in SoCal

October 8, 2011 No Comments If you’re like me, you’ve probably taken your children to the multi-plex when they were small enough to sleep through the feature. As they’ve grown older, perhaps they’ve been restless in the confines of a theater. Or perhaps they’re tired of the standard kid-friendly fare shown in the sameness of a local chain. Maybe, as ...

 

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