Category: Holiday

Top 10 Reasons To Love The Topanga Memorial Day Parade

Topanga Canyon is not just another LA suburb. Nestled between Malibu, Calabasas and the Palisades, it holds one of the largest open space parks within a city limits in the world & played a strong part in the 60s music scene. Jimi, Joni, Jim, the Zappas, even Charlie Manson hung ‘in the canyon’ back in the day. These days, Topanga attracts Angelinos who are more interested in...

Mama’s Holiday Playlist 2013

Ah, the holidays.  Time to slap on the snow tires and road trip over to the grumpy relatives place to eat, fart and repeat for 3 days straight. But before that magic begins, the holiday errands have got to be done. And, in this town, that means a sleigh load of driving.   As I drive endlessly around my beautiful city, I'm inspired by these Only In LA holiday classics: First, near Calabasas, I...

Labor Day: Grinning Through The Gridlock

This holiday weekend, I decided to drive to: Because I: Especially when I can: And while I looked forward to plenty of this: All I got was plenty of this: But this is LA, even the roadside attractions are spectacular. We had a bit of this: A bit of that: And more of this than you ever thought possible: (who parks their Ferrari on the street?)...

Holy Mother Of Saab

This Mother's Day, I'm appreciating the Motorhead Mamas in my family and how they made me the woman I am today. You see, I come from a long, proud line of sharp- tongued, red-blooded and lead-footed women. My grandmother once drove her pale pink Aries K up onto the sidewalk, proceeded to flatten a stop sign and immediately instructed us in the backseat to "quit your worrying." (Grandma's weapon of choice, the...

VW: Get Happy Yourself

All kinds of people are worked up this week with VW’s “racist” Super Bowl ad “Get Happy.” Somehow, someone got in their crazy skull that white people are uptight and often turn to reggae to mellow out. That’s crazy– I thought every college kid in America had a Bob Marley poster on their wall because they’re secretly devoted to Haile Selassie (who’s that you ask?...

‘Twas The Night After Xmas: A Holiday Hangover

‘Twas the night after Christmas when all through the car, All the creatures were stirring, but not getting too far, The children were farting in their seat belts without care, While Mama sat in traffic, praying that we’d soon be there. The kiddies scarfed Cheetos with fingers turned red, While visions of Downton and margaritas danced in my head, Mama in her wisdom, had pulled...