calle olvera

Part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, Olvera Street was originally called Vine Street (who knew?) and renamed in 1877 after Agustin Olvera, the first judge of the county of Los Angeles. It fell into a state of disrepair, but after a preservation effort led by Christine Sterling, reopened in 1930 as a Mexican Marketplace…

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yoga at 1000 feet up

Woke up at 4:45a ON A SATURDAY to make it to DTLA for Sunrise Yoga at OUE Skyspace. Thought about not going, but SL and her sis T were meeting me so that wasn’t a viable option. Stepped out on the terrace of the 69th floor and knew it was going to be worth it…

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exploring JPL

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is a unique national research facility that carries out robotic space and Earth science missions. It is federally funded research and development center managed for NASA by Caltech. Luckily scored tickets to the JPL Open House. I’ve wanted to go for years, but either couldn’t get tickets or had other obligations. It…

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los angeles union station

Opened in 1939, “the last of the great train stations” is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the western United States. The station’s signature Mission Moderne style (blend of Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco) makes it one of L.A.’s architectural gems. Designed as an expression of the California lifestyle, Union Station features spacious, well…

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museum of ice cream

Less of a Museum and more of an immersive, playful experience dedicated to ice cream and ice cream adjacent treats. Located in Los Angeles’ Arts District and featuring 10 candy-colored galleries with lots of instaworthy photo opps and surprise samples along the way, this first debuted in New York last summer and caused ticket angst in…

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