Visit a new merchant in your neighborhood. Browse. Introduce yourself.
Which are your most prized possessions and why? What would happen if they disappeared from your life?
“I have to force myself to unplug by going places phones and computers would physically not survive. So: hot springs, Korean spas, baths. Anywhere with plenty of hot water, basically. In these environments, I find myself drifting into a meditative state, finally disconnecting from the stream of information that commands my attention from the moment I wake up every day and reconnecting to something inside myself that has been sublimated during the week out of necessity or habit or some combination of both. Sometimes I picture my phone or computer in these places with me, getting steamed up and waterlogged and generally ruined, and oddly, that makes me feel even calmer.” (Sara Wilson)
Not all music festivals are created equal and the Eagle Rock Music Festival is one we won’t miss. Now in its 14th year, the ER Music Fest has become one of LA’s largest and most eclectic outdoor music events. Join the mish-mash of local residents, fervent fans and visiting scenesters along Colorado Boulevard and groove to the cross currents of 70 bands and DJ’s on 11 stages. For the kids, the Family Stage kicks off at 2:30 pm. Free.
Ah, the stairways of San Francisco. You’ve driven them, you’ve taken out-of-town visitors to see them, but have you ever walked them? Probably not. Neither have we, but we’re inspired. The Stairways of San Francisco offers a myriad of options for your stair walking pleasure. Take your picks: Filbert, Vallejo, Coit Tower and more. Details here.
Take an old carousel, refurbish it, place it in a modern architectural pavilion and magically set it on the East River between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and you have an utterly beautiful gem called Jane’s Carousel. Meticulously restored to its original glory by an artist – yes, her name is Jane – this 1922 carousel is the first of its kind to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. We can’t wait to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and go for a ride.