Monthly Archives: December 2015

Offbeat L.A.: A Unique Los Angeles Holiday Shopping Guide

It’s Christmas time out here, in California. Santa Claus is basking in the sun… So once again, that time of the year is upon us… Trying to find a unique gift that stands out can sometimes be stressful. Especially if … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Six Halloween 2015 Picks… Kitschy, Campy, Creepy, Historic, Retro & Creative

Originally published October 18, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat While autumn settles into the East Coast with cooler temperatures and multi-colored leaves in early September, we brave Angelenos often suffer our hottest heat waves well into early October. After … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Video Explores the Technicolor Beauty of the Mosaic Tile House in Venice

Originally published September 13, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat The beach side neighborhood of Venice has long had a reputation as an artistic community. As a mosaic artist myself, I was intrigued by an amazing house in Venice, known … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Va Va Voom… Become a Classic Hollywood Vixen! A Magical Makeover & Photo Shoot by Iconic Pinups

Originally published August 30, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat The beauty of Hollywood, as we know it, is in the art of self-creation. It is as much image and artifice as it is talent and grit. The key, my … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Meets Hollywood Billboard Queen Angelyne in a Rare VIDEO Interview

Originally published August 2, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Angelyne, the infamous Hollywood Billboard Queen was one of the earliest subjects of this Offbeat L.A. column in an article called Pretty in Pink. However, catching her in a rare … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to the Historic & Cool Bob Baker Puppet Theater

Originally published July 26, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Bob Baker Theater is the oldest puppet theater in the United States. Its founder Bob Baker passed away in November 2014, but the show must go on. Come on a … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Gone Fishin’…Troutdale in Agoura- Stocked Trout Ponds for Fun & Relaxation

Originally published July 25, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Tucked away in Agoura, on mountainous Kanan Road, between the 101 freeway and the Pacific Coast Highway, lies an unusual and peaceful sanctuary that has been a destination for pond … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Watts Towers… A Common Man’s Dreams Pieced Together in Mosaic and Steel

Originally published May 31, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Emerging, like shimmering spires breaking up an otherwise desolate landscape, Watts Towers rise majestically and triumphantly over a neighborhood whose reputation has long been rooted in turmoil. They are the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Come Fly With Me… Vintage Aviation History at The Flight Path Museum near LAX

Originally published May 25, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat Ever since our dusty town, Los Angeles, was barely newborn, we have had our hands in bigger and better things- including the history of aviation. In 1910, seven years after … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: An Octopus’s Garden- The Weird & Wonderful 1960s Sea Monster Sculptures of Benjamin Dominguez

Originally published April 25, 2015 at The Los Angeles Beat “I’d like to be under the sea, In an octopus’s garden in the shade… We would sing and dance around, Because we know we can’t be found, In an octopus’s … Continue reading

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