Raised climbing apple trees in Appleton Wisconsin, Julie Grist has lived in many parts of the world but finds the Larchmont area of Los Angeles to be well worth calling home – for its wonderful people, great architecture, sense of community, and endless sunshine. Julie wakes up happy almost every day.
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Wilton Place will soon look and feel a lot different when nine single-family homes along the western side of the 500 North block of Wilton Place will be razed to make way for a five-story apartment building from developer Frost/Chaddock. The vintage bungalows, mostly dating from the 1920s and not protected under a neighborhood HPOZ, […]
For those of you interested in planting some native milkweed in your yard this summer to provide habitat for the Monarch butterfly, this is the weekend to get the young seedlings from our local source in St. Andrews Square. Hancock Park Garden Club member Liz Gabor has nurtured over 100 seedlings of the asclepias fascicularus, or narrow-leaf […]
It’s that season again – long, warm evenings beg us to get outside and do something different – like see a film outdoors. Los Angeles has taken this to a new level with many outdoor film screenings offered across the city – many of them kick off this Memorial Day weekend. Here are a few […]
Though the Petersen Auto Museum on Wilshire is currently closed for renovation, (more on that soon) we found ample opportunity to get our vintage car fix online. One of the Petersen’s famous stars, the 1948 Davis Divan was featured on Jay Leno’s Garage, an online YouTube Channel in which Leno tests out and talks about […]
Windsor Square resident John H. Welborne became the new owner/publisher of the Larchmont Chronicle on May 1st, and on Thursday, toasted the transition of the five decade old newspaper as a “celebration of entrepreneurship, acumen, and continuity.” The monthly local newspaper was founded by Jane Gilman and Dawne Goodwin in 1963 and for approximately 30 years they ran it […]
Lafayette Square’s Used Stuff Sale is set for this Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 8am to 2pm. Many fans of the multi-family yard sale of the stately historic homes in Lafayette Square every year will be happy to learn the annual event is this weekend. One of the largest yard sales in Los Angeles, they expect families […]