Topic: los angeles

Top Three Worst Things About Los Angeles During the Oscars

Top Three Worst Things About Los Angeles During the Oscars

The Academy Awards are a magical time. Perhaps Ricky Gervais summed up the spirit of the evening best on his blog: “It’s going to be a night of the most privileged people in the world being told how brilliant they are and thanking God for loving them more than ugly poor foreigners.”

Indeed! But as beloved as this awards show is the world over, you know where the worst place to be during Oscar time is? L.A. Now — don’t get me wrong. I love this cozy little town. But there are good things and bad things about every place in the world, and here are the top three reasons why you don’t want to be in the City of Angels during Oscar time: More »

Gallery: Most Awesome Rainy Day Footwear

Gallery: Most Awesome Rainy Day Footwear

It’s raining in Los Angeles, and that means that all anyone is talking about, anywhere, is the weather. It’s the lead-in for news stories. It’s the only appropriate topic of conversation at cocktail parties, none of which are happening because of the rain. It’s the cause of car accidents, power outages and rampant fear. Basically, all hell is breaking loose here in the City of Angels, and so, I would like to take what may be my last day on earth to talk about footwear.

Footwear, specifically, that is good for rainy weather. Here are some of my best finds: More »

When Is It OK To Tell A Neighbor To STFU?

When Is It OK To Tell A Neighbor To STFU?

We all know that city life has its perks, and it has its drawbacks. For instance…

Perk: 24-hour convenience stores

Drawback: 24-hour convenience stores designated by underground drug lords as retail shops

Along with these perk and drawbacks come a constant stream of neighbors, some of whom we know, but many of whom we don’t. Often, those neighbors begin to get loud, and when they do, I am overwhelmed with the urge to open my window and yell at them to STFU. More »