Category Archives: Beauty in LA

Search for beauty in the gritty, sometimes surreal land of Los Angeles, California


A Walk Along the MDR Breakwater in Los Angeles

Days like this remind me why so many make Los Angeles their home. Skies like this don’t happen every day. Uncrowded paths in Marina Del Rey (MDR) and the Ballona Creek bikeway are rare. But days like this are meant for exploring and experiencing. Breathe deep and enjoy.  

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Urban Radish—Getting Your Foodie On in DTLA

Urban Radish is a family-owned, locally sourced market in the downtown Los Angeles Arts District near the Toy and Breadbasket Lofts. The vibe feels like a Whole Foods shrunk down to fit in a Farmer’s Market.  Lush with produce, wine, flowers and a well-stocked cheese and cured meat counter the market is also an eating destination. They will prepare your breakfast, lunch or dinner and you can pop a cork and sip while shopping. Parking for the 21st Century At least eight EV Chargers line…

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DTLA – Back on the Blog in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

DTLA – The Power Of The Abbreviation Downtown Los Angeles.  October 2015. I think I’ve  slipped into a time warp and emerged in a dimension in which downtown LA is trendy.  It even has a new name, er, abbreviation. Downtown LA continues to reinvent itself and its upscale new residents have taking some matters into their own hands. A time-warp in which Downtown LA is now trendy I’ve just finished a four-day blogging workshop taught by Jessie Rosen, creator of the popular blog, 20-Nothings. The…

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Bridges Of Los Angeles County

Not known as a city with flowing waterways Los Angeles, none the less boasts a number of bridges. Some are featured in numerous movies, music videos and iconic photo shoots. Some are just infamous. Some are private and some quite prominent. Most are old and carry Los Angeles history in their mortar. Some sites I’ll be visiting are: San Pedro: Culver city Venice Long beach Downtown    

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Why The Search?

I moved home, to Los Angeles, to be near family and loved ones. San Francisco, my adopted hometown, can never be replaced in beauty and calming temperament. Still, LA claimed me at birth and I was bound by blood to return to people I couldn’t stand to be away from for one more year. Given the choice between people and things, or a place, I will always choose people. The good news, I found a job I love. The bad news? How about traffic for…

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Search for Beauty in LA

Los Angeles Is it the weather? It certainly isn’t affordable housing, air quality, traffic, earthquakes or even a unifying culture. So what is it? What kept over 3.7 million people in the second largest city in the U.S.?raff My excuse was family. In 1987, I left for grad school at UC Berkeley. I returned in 2008 to an unexpected shock. I didn’t know the streets, the landmarks, the buildings, or the safe neighborhoods from bad. I didn’t know what “a great deal” for real estate…

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