summer months in la

7 Things to do During the Summer Months in LA

Now that I’m in my mid-30s, the summer months in LA carry a different tone than years past. I don’t go out nearly as much as I used to (shouts out to Hulu, Seamless, and Postmates). When I do manage to get up and out, it’s either brunch, dinner, or the occasional happy hour instead […]

best southern bbq in los angeles

Local Eats: JR’s Barbeque Los Angeles

Everyone living in LA has a strong opinion on which restaurant has the best southern BBQ in Los Angeles. JR’s BBQ in Culver City is one of the places I go to on a repeat basis for Memphis-style barbecue. Disclaimer: I’ve never been to Tennessee, so I can’t compare JR’s to the real thing. What […]

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How to Declutter When You’re Secretly a Hoarder

I consider myself to be a minimalist, but I didn’t realize how much of a hoarder I am until Honey Bear moved into my apartment. I thought I knew how to declutter, but the experience is different when combining lives with another person. In addition to creating room in my apartment for his stuff, we […]

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DIY Margarita Recipe (Single Serving)

In Los Angeles, Cinco de Mayo is definitely a thing. Mexico is a major influence on the city’s culture. In the words of the late great rhythmic American poet Tupac Shakur, “It wouldn’t be LA without Mexicans. Black love, Brown pride, and the sets again…” Besides celebrating the success of resistance, Cinco de Mayo is […]