Category: Only In LA

LA’s Hottest New Valet Line (& It’s In The Valley!)

The San Fernando Valley is, as my husband so eloquently describes it, ‘The asshole of LA.’  Only a few people really like to go there, it sure ain’t pretty and, you guessed it, it smells like ass.  However, thanks to Los Angeles’ housing crisis, places like The Valley are newly appealing– the swamp of Playa Vista is now a Millennial Playground, the formerly heroin-infested Downtown...

Rainy Day Retards: Why Angelinos Can’t Drive Wet

Here in LA, our traffic goes from annoying to unbearable the minute anything wet falls from the sky.  People panic, cars crash and any upcoming obligation you have just went from a few hours to a whole day because of one simple thing: Angelinos can’t drive in the rain. Why this phenomenon occurs is a complex, regional issue—compounding the cultural complexities of this diverse ecosystem...

Only In LA: Battle Of The Bad Woody

The other day I was driving around avoiding my parental responsibilities, when I spotted this terrible, awful, fake Woody in a Sprouts parking lot in the valley: Now I’m not saying that covering your Econoline van in an artificial wood wrap is a bad idea.  But I then I walked around to the back: Now I am absolutely saying that wrapping your van in artificial wood...

Only In LA: The (Post Op) Petersen Museum

Mama heads over to the new & improved Petersen Automotive Museum to check it out before it opens. Is it awesome? I dunno, do you like Entourage, penthouses and scratch & sniff Daniel Craig? How about Ferraris, Bugattis or the 1933 Duesenberg that cleaned up at Pebble Beach? I thought so…watch this:  

Mama’s Top 10 From The 2015 LA Auto Show (video)

Mama tours the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of time to weed out the crap and highlight the awesome to save you some time.  This includes a little something from Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ford, Honda and BMW. Get downtown and check it out! (If I were smarter, I’d get the video to freeze on a pretty face.  This’ll have to do..)

Only In LA: Heaven Is A Target Parking Lot

Despite my best efforts to dismiss it, let me tell you people, this mom stuff is real. I’ve got two little monsters and they need stuff. A lot of stuff. So roughly every 3 days, I schlep my posse down to the valley where I load up all on crap.  And then we do it again. And then again. This process can often be a Sisyphus-like...