Mt. Baldy Summit Hike

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Los Angeles is known for a lot of things… but mountains aren’t necessarily the first thing you think of.  Or second.

Yet just 45 minutes away from Hollywood lies the Angeles National Forest & San Gabriel Mountains which is full of strenuous hikes, naturesque campgrounds, and switchback roads that make you think you’re anywhere but Los Angeles.  The elevation goes from sea level to 5,000 feet very abruptly which provides an excellent vantage point for those cityscape Instagram shots.  But if you want something more strenuous than hopping out of the car to grab a selfie, check out the Mt. Baldy Summit hike. Continue reading

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Dear World

 

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Dear World,

What happened? Where did we go so wrong?

Don’t you remember those times of running around the neighborhood fighting imaginary villains?  Exploring our forts in the hidden dangers of the dark woods?  When did those villains become real?  When did those dangers stop hiding?

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Locals Only ‘Bite-Sized’ – Hofrbrauhaus and Zappos

Vegas Baby, Vegas… The final ‘Bite-Sized’ segment of all our Vegas footage. We check out Hobrauhaus for Beer, Pretzels, and Paddling… and then Zappos to see that they are so much more than an online shoe business… Please enjoy our final Vegas Bite-Sized Segment!

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Pitfire Pizza – The Friendly Neighborhood Pie Shop

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“Pizza makes me think that anything is possible.” – Henry Rollins

There is a lot to be said about pizza.  We grow up on it and in a variety of forms.  Oven bake pizza, delivery pizza, pizza rolls, bagel bites… you name it.  But in recent years Pizza has become something more than cheap slices to-go, or a late night munchie, there has been a craft developed within the artisan style and while most tend to associate New York with the cheesy heaven, well I believe the times are a changing.

Los Angeles may not necessarily be thought of as a city that flourishes in the Italian dish but I think it deserves a shot.  We have some heavy hitters in town and while we lack on the Chicago deep dish or St. Louis thin crust, we have plenty of artisan pie shops that have an inspiring stance of creative flavors and toppings that is taking the pizza game to a new level.  One in particular is Pitfire Pizza.  I recently got to tour a restaurant, sample the food and sit with the GM… and if I were to summarize my experience in one word, I would simply say “Go.”   Continue reading

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California Donuts

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California Donuts 3540 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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TASTE (Pacific Palisades)

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TASTE 538 Palisades Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272                                 

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The Powder Room

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The Powder Room 1606 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028    

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza (West Hollywood)

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Pitfire Artisan Pizza 801 N Fairfax Ave #101, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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The Road is Life

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So I left Lake Powell and hit the road thinking I was going to Flagstaff, Arizona but I knew I had to stop at Horseshoe Bend which is just 20 minutes outside the city.  You park in a little lot on the side of the road, walk 15 minutes to the edge and boom.  You are hit in the face with this miraculous view.  There is no guard rail, no fence, and you instantly think of how many people have fallen over.  But you also think, wow, this is beautiful.  The whole land in Northern Arizona is pretty spectacular and I kept wondering how many places remain hidden and how it must have felt to be the first one to discover landmarks like this or Lower Antelope Canyon.  And how many remain undiscovered throughout the depths of the dessert.

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Locals Only ‘Bite-Sized’: Omelet House and Grouchy Johns

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