Headed to Yosemite

The next stop on my national park tour is Yosemite National Park, with a plan to drive through King’s Canyon and Sequoia National Parks on the way home. I’ll be staying with long-time family friends who now live right outside the park in Mariposa, CA. I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about Yosemite and I’m … More Headed to Yosemite

Las Vegas

When I told most people that I had never been to Las Vegas before, they were utterly shocked. I had to remind them multiple times that I grew up on the other side of the country so Vegas wasn’t quite as accessible until I moved to Southern California, where I think most people have been … More Las Vegas

The Broad

The Broad is a relatively new modern art museum in downtown Los Angeles, created by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad to house their over 2,000 pieces of contemporary art. On the same block as the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), it’s in good company. It has quickly become a … More The Broad

Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains is a temporary public art exhibition, created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone as a way to “elicit continuities and solidarities between human nature, artificial and natural, then and now.” Its location, in the middle of the desert about 10 miles south of Las Vegas, is “physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural … More Seven Magic Mountains

Palm Springs

In January, my friend Sam and I took a girls trip to Palm Springs. I hadn’t been to Palm Springs in a few years and had never actually stayed in one of the many resort hotels. After finding an amazing Groupon deal for the Saguaro (also known as the rainbow hotel), we decided to book … More Palm Springs