I have been a realtor long enough to know that home is indeed what you make it. This is not just a matter of how you decorate your home, or landscape your yard, or sit around the dinner table as a family. It’s how you reach out into your community and become a part of that community. It’s how you learn to belong. It’s how you embrace adventure and joy and meaning in the city you call home. It’s how you find not just a home, but a life. 

Join us on our journey to discover Los Angeles...one adventure at a time.

FEATURED ADVENTURE

 

Past Discoveries.

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

What's on the Calendar

September 2018

August 31-September 23

Los Angeles County Fair - Pomona    3 and a half weeks of excitement. Carnival rides, craft showcases, livestock displays, exhibitions, and concerts by Beach Boys, War, Bad Company, Joan Jett, and Cheap Trick...just to name a few

September 6-16

PaleyFest - Beverly Hills            Annual week+ festival of fall pilot screenings and panel discussions with cast and creators of the hottest TV shows current and hopefully future.

September 8-9

Long Beach Comic Con - Convention Center                                       NERDS! My favorite people! This two day conventions host scores of cosplayers, comic book enthusiasts, wrestling fans & autograph hounds. This years guests include Farscape's Gigi Edgley, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Twin Peaks Sherilyn Fenn, and many many moe.

September 14-15

Nocturnal Wonderland - Devore       Down the proverbial rave rabbit hole! Whimsical electronic music festival with a carnival-like atmosphere. Think Electric Daisy, but on a smaller scale. Event takes place at Glen Helen Regional Park and showcases top names in electronic music and light based art installations.

September 22 (4:00pm-10:00pm)

Frogtown Artwalk - Elysian Valley       Taking place along he LA River, this artwalk features pop-up galleries, access to local art studios, numerous art installations, musical performances & more. Plan your day and make a reservation at much lauded Salazar for some incredible grub!

September 22-23

Retrocade Experience - Union Station The concourse are of Union Station will be transformed for two days into a nostalgic game wonderland. 40+ cabinet games from the 70's-90's will be on hand and guests will be given a wristband good for two hours of play each day. The event is free, however; participation in the Pac Man tournament has an entry fee of $5.00.

September 28-30

Ohana Festival - Doheny Beach Dana Point The third offering once again takes place at Doheny State Beach with acts that include Eric Church, Norah Jones, Eddie Vedder, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liz Phair, Johnny Marr, Mumford & Sons and Beck. 

September 29 (12:00pm-7:00pm)

Tacos & Beer Fest - Pershing Square Tacos...and beer. It speaks for itself! The 21 and older fiesta plays host to tacos, beer, micheladas, mariachis, live bands...and lest we forget TACOS! Tickets start at $20.00

September 30 (9:00am-11:00pm)

Celebrate LA - An Eight Mile Street Party! Celebrate the centennial of the LA Philharmonic in conjunction with CicLAvia. Guests can watch live musical performances, enjoy gourmet food trucks, view art installations and more along the route's 6 hubs which include the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Levitt Pavilion, Liberty Park in K-Town, Melrose, Hollywood (Vine between Hollywood Blvd & Yucca) & finally a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl featuring the LA Phil with special guests Katy Perry, Herbie Hancock & Kali Uchis. Streets/traffic is sure to be a mess so utilize the road closures & bike or metro to see some of the amazing reasons why Los Angeles continues to be one of the most vibrant cities in the world.

 

August 2018

August 4-5

CatCon - Pasadena Convention Center Billed as the largest cat-related convention in the world! Cat-centric merchandise, services for cat owners, cat & kitty adoptions and several crazy cat ladies.

August 5 (9:30 a.m. - 12:00p.m.)

BrunchCon - The Reef DTLA  Over 30 food vendors dedicated to all things brunch. There is also an open Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar. 21+ event.

August 17  (8:00 p.m.)

Summer Film Series - Union Station Metro Arts three-part film series featuring a curated selection of food-themed films. The Screening takes place on the North patio and there will be a selection of food trucks that include Comet BBQ, Boba Ni Taco and Nitropod.

August 18-19

All My Friends music festival - ROW DTLA Inagural festival from Hard founder Gary Richards takes place at Row DTLA, site of Sunday's popular Smorgasburg. the 18+ festival will feature such acts as RL Grime, Gucci Mane, Jamie xx, M.I.A. and more. a two-day pass will be $119 with a vip option costing $249

August 18-September 9

Get Animated Invasion - Grammy Museum

The Grammy Museum has teamed up with Warner Bros. to present an interactive pop-up on the museums second floor. Warner Bros. mainstays (Looney Toons, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry, & more) come to life through the magic of music. Two of the nations favorite things...nostalgic cartoons and music! Pre-sale tickets to Grammy Museum members available 8/1 & general onsale tickets available 8/8.

August 25 (Two Sessions)

Rose & Bubbles Festival - Leica Gallery West Hollywood

Specially curated winecentric event in the heart of West Hollywood with a silent auction benefiting the TJ Martel Foundation. Ticket price includes unlimited tastings of 20-30 brands, appetizers by Petrossian. Contest for best dressed male & female "Rose" outfit courtesy of winery sponsors. Use code Rose10 for a discount. Special VIP ticket also available which includes dinner by Petrossian & a VIP gift bag.

August 31 - September 2

The Taste - Paramount Pictures Studios

The time is coming to Sip, Savor & Celebrate! Los Angeles Times annual The Taste will take place over Labor Day weekend on the iconic Paramount Pictures lot. This year, the event will pay tribute to the late Jonathan Gold. The much beloved "Belly of Los Angeles" was a incredible voice for the city and will be celebrated with special programming during each event.  Enjoy unlimited tastings from some of the finest establishments in our city. The list is still growing, but a few of the confirmed restaurants include Coni's Seafood, Granville, Gus's, Tao, Poppy + Rose, Trois Mec & Maple Bloc Meat Co.

JULY 2018

July 4 Fireworks - Countywide events at the following:

AmericaFest - RoseBowl            BlockParty - Grand Park DTLA         Parade, Concert & Fireworks  - Pacific Palisades                                           All American 4th of July - Queen Mary                                             Waterfront Fireworks - Marina del Rey

July 5 - July 8 (starting at 10:00a.m.)

Anime Expo - Los Angeles Convention Center, Attendees have the chance to meet some of Anime's greatest creators at this celebration of Japanese Pop Culture. The four day expo features panels, workshops. a maid cafe, manga lounge, video rooms and autograph areas.

July 5 (5:30p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Sizzling Summer Nights - The Autry Museum of the American West, Weekly nights of salsa and Latin fusion music, dance lessons, museum access, tacos and margaritas

July 6 (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. recurring through August 31)

Friday Night Wines - Barnsdall Art Park,  Boutique Artisan Wine Tastings, KCRW DJ's. These events are the main way the park raises funds to maintain the gorgeous space.

July 13 - August 12

Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa A month long festival showcasing carnival rides, exhibition halls, concerts and all foods that can be fried!

July 14 7:00 p.m.

Pershing Square - The Bangles      link for free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bangles-and-special-guest-best-coast-tickets-46595000902 Opening night of a 6 week free concert run sponsored by the City of Los Angeles.

July 15 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Smorgasburg LA Record Fair and Ice Cream Alley )in honor of National Ice Cream Day) -  Row DTLA, Over 10,000 highly curated vintage vinyl, t-shirts and cd's are waiting for you tin crates holding musical treasures. Plus over 10 popups in Ice Cream Alley showcasing the best in frozen treats from sandwiches to soft serve and everything in between!

July 20 - July 21 Starting Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Delicious Little Tokyo - Little Tokyo DTLA  Enjoy Food and drink crafted from the streets of Little Tokyo. An excellent event for all you Instagram loving foodies. Special menus from Little Tokyo restaurants, a foodie walking tour and 50 different types of sake at Sake on the Rocks.

July 28 - August 5

US Open of Surfing - Newport Beach Surfs up at America's largest pro surfing competition. Big payouts draw surfing legends while live music and a sports expo aid in wowing the approximately 200,000 spectators.

July 26  (6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Uncorked LA - Barker Hangar, Enjoy specially curated wine tastings from over 100 selections rated at 90 points of better from all across the globe, live music, a custom photo booth and gourmet food trucks.

JUNE 2018

June 3 (12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Los Angeles' Taste of the Nation - Media Park Culver City, Sample selections from the Los Angeles restaurant scene while raising money to end childhood hunger for No Kid Hungry. Participation vendors include Maple Block Meat Co., Border Grill, Salazar, The Bazaar, Valerie's confections and more!

June 7-24 (Various Times & Locations)

Hollywood Fringe Festival, A completely open uncensored festival open to artists of all kinds, from established to underground to emerging acts spanning the artistic spectrum. for a full schedule, go to: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/schedule

June 9 (12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Rose' Day LA - Saddlerock Ranch Malibu, Inaugural Rose' Day LA offers delightful crisp bottles of rose', wonderful food selections by Chef Marc Forgione, live DJs and more. Please note, this is a 21 year old and over event.

June 9-10 (Various Times and Locations)

L.A. Pride Festival - West Hollywood, Music, concerts, performers, and above all else...love and acceptance.

June 15-16 (Various Times)

KTown Night Market-Robert Kennedy Community School, Sample sale, Korean beauty products (along with various lifestyle and beauty influencers), musical performances and most importantly...delicious food creations!

June 23-24 (12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.)

Arroyo Seco - Rose Bowl, Second annual music festival with an amazing line-up that includes Neil Young, Robert Plant, Gomez, Violent Femmes, Kamasi Washington, local heros Los Lobos and many many more. Event also includes food trucks and onsite booths from local restaurants and breweries.

MAY 2018

May 6, 2018 (4:00-7:00 p.m.)

Masters of Taste – Rose Bowl  Sample food, drinks & desserts from some of L.A.’s finest and support a great cause at the same time. 100% of all proceeds help to support Union Station Homeless Services.

May 12 & 13 (starting at 10:00 a.m.)

Unique LA Market - California Market Center, Downtown LA It's the 10th anniversary of the largest curated popup market in the country. Perfect place to find a gift for the "Moms" in your life.

May 19 & 20 (starting at 10:00 a.m.)

California Strawberry Festival  College Park, Oxnard                         A family friendly event with a battle of the bands, craft vendors, food stalls & a pie eating contest celebrating all things Strawberry. This year the festival grounds have expanded and will again feature Strawberryland for the kids complete with rides & inflatables.

May 25 & 26 (8:00 p.m.)

Lebowski Fest - Wiltern & Fountain Bowl   Two day festival celebrating all things Lebowski. Movie screening, bowling, trivia, costume contests and of course...White Russians. Bridges has even made appearances in years past. The Dude abides!

May 27 (1:00 p.m.)

MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street in Santa Monica - Eat and drink at spots along Main Street in Santa Monica during this Monopoly-themed neighborhood crawl.

APRIL 2018

April 7 - May 20

Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area Come celebrate the oldest Ren Faire in the country...20 acres of food, fun, games, & ale. Where merry minstrels serenade, knights joust,  & knaves and wenches reign supreme. 

April 15-July 29

LACMA - David Hockney 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life  British born Hockney, an important figure in the 1960's POP ART movement, painted the majority of the exhibition in his Los Angeles studio.

April 22-May 20

Pasadena Showcase House         One of the oldest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. 2018 marks the 54th design house where approximately 30,000 attendees will see the latest in both interior and exterior design trends. Designers have turned Altadena's 1915 "Overlook House" (designed by Reginald Davis Johnson) from Tuscan to Modern Contemporary. Proceeds benefit music and art programs throughout the community.

April 27-29

Saint Charles Borromeo Church Parish Festival - North Hollywood Three days of carnival rides, entertainment, silent auctions, food, beer garden, & everyone's favorite 50/50 raffle.