Archive | November, 2013

Train to Union Station

Many parts of the U.S. and certainly other parts of the world, people take the train. Everyday. To work, to shop, holidays. They ride the train. But in car-crazy Southern California, it’s a limited number of people taking the train. L.A.’s spread out, not bunched up like other cities. If a person lives near a […]

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“Focused on a Flower”

Today’s “foto fix” is of my boyfriend and me taking a pic of these gorgeous orange flowers at the same time…there he is in the background 🙂 ~Kat (Pic by Kat)

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Eat Here! Philippe’s

French Dip sandwiches at Philippe’s are the best. I’ve been going to Philippe’s in downtown Los Angeles since I was a little kid, and it hasn’t changed (thankfully, it hasn’t changed!). My memories were refreshed this past weekend when I walked over from Olvera Street for lunch. Yup, it’s just as I remembered… wood shavings […]

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Talking Heads of Another Era

Cable TV and I parted company quite some time ago, but prior to tossing in the cable box, I’d seen enough of the talking heads on TV for the expression to stick in my head. For those not familiar with the term talking heads, it refers to the so-called experts who blab on and on, […]

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“Fearless”

Courage, guts, and a “you won’t beat me” attitude came to my mind while watching this seagull hold his ground (sand) as a “giant” wave loomed behind him, the first of several that he outsmarted. Yeah, maybe he was clever enough, or had experience enough, to know where the wave would crash and that he’d be safe, […]

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Practicing Nighttime Photography at Disneyland

I recently took an outdoor photography class with my boyfriend, Cam…learned tons a great tips! As I mentioned in my previous article, Cam now has the same camera as me, so we’ve been testing out our new-found knowledge together. We went to Disneyland a few days ago, and took tons of awesome shots! However, I’m […]

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Spur-of-the-Moment Camping Trip

Spontaneous trips are the best, especially when camping and photography are involved! This past weekend, my boyfriend, Cam, and I decided to go camping in Joshua Tree National Park…such a gorgeous place! Cam just bought himself the same camera I have (Nikon d5100) so we turned the trip into a photography journey. We stayed at […]

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Mum’s the Word

The 81st annual Chrysanthemum Show was in progress when I visited Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge yesterday. Were you aware of such variety of the flower with the really long name, commonly sold in the fresh flowers section at the grocery store? I wasn’t. They’re really spectacular. It must be difficult being a judge, […]

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“Garden Bench”

Isn’t this the perfect place to pause, relax, breathe in the fresh, garden scents?! Today’s Foto Fix was taken today at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, another of our favorite spots. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Dia de Los Muertos at the Bowers

We’re lucky! We live in Southern California, which is like having the entire world within one time zone, easy driving distance for an afternoon’s outing. The variety of traditions, cultures, languages, foods (yum!), religions… is incredible. A place I enjoy visiting often for a unique cultural experience (along with their ever-rotating, amazing exhibits), is the […]

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A Los Angeles that might have been

Grand ideas for a Los Angeles that never came to fruition,  whether for lack of money, support, or the occasional morbid reason, are numerous. I lucked out in viewing the ‘Never Built Los Angeles‘ exhibit at the A + D Museum on Wilshire (across from LACMA) during its final showing last week. I’d never been […]

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Eat Here! 85 Degrees

Looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try 85 Degrees! This delicious bakery cafe specializes in Asian pastries, cakes, coffee, and teas. Their prices are super affordable, which is great because I always end up with a tray-full. An article on KPCC from early 2013 refers to them as the “Starbucks of Taiwan” […]

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