Places to Go (some I’ve been to, some I haven’t)

20 Dec

LOS ANGELES BARS & RESTAURANTS – WESTSIDE & NORTH

Tar & Roses in Santa Monica
http://tarandroses.com/

Proud Bird restaurant, LAX
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-1213-proud-bird-20131213,0,1424281.story

Sunset Tower Hotel Bar, Hollywood
http://www.sunsettowerhotel.com/restaurants-and-bar/tower-bar/

Hinoki and the Bird, Century City
http://hinokiandthebird.com/

Bar 9 coffee shop in Culver
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/10/23/behold_bar_nine_collectives_sleek_new_espresso_bar.php

Cafe Brasil Culver City
http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-brasil-los-angeles

Green Peas in Culver City
http://www.greenpeascasualfood.com/

Tsujita L.A. Ramen, Sawtelle
http://www.tsujita-la.com/annex.html

Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica
http://www.yelp.com/biz/il-ristorante-di-giorgio-baldi-santa-monica

Connie and Ted’s – WeHo
http://www.yelp.com/biz/connie-and-teds-los-angeles

Paiche in Marina del Rey
http://paichela.com/

Superba snack bar in Venice
http://www.lamag.com/lafood/recipes/2013/04/17/recipe-superba-snack-bars-muffaletta-sandwich

Inn of the 7th Ray in Topanga
http://www.yelp.com/biz/inn-of-the-seventh-ray-topanga

The Doughroom Culver City
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/03/28/the_doughroom_a_neighborhoodfriendly_place_in_palms.php

Willie Jane on Abbott Kinney
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/03/28/willie_jane_govind_armstrongs_southern_joint_on_ak.php

Olson’s Scandinavian Deli
http://m.yelp.com/biz/olsons-scandinavian-delicatessen-los-angeles

Locanda Positano in Venice
http://www.yelp.com/biz/locanda-positano-marina-del-rey

Piccolo Venice
http://www.yelp.com/biz/piccolo-venice

Bow & Truss in North Hollywood
http://www.savoryhunter.com/2012/08/mushroom-paella-at-bow-truss.html

Hostaria del Piccolo in Santa Monica
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hostaria-del-piccolo-santa-monica

Oscar’s Cerveteca in Venice
http://www.yelp.com/biz/oscars-cerveteca-venice-2

Soft shell crab po boy at Black Market in Studio City
http://www.yelp.com/biz/black-market-liquor-bar-studio-city

InkSack on Melrose
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ink-sack-los-angeles-3

Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge in North Hollywood
http://www.yelp.com/biz/tonga-hut-tiki-lounge-north-hollywood

The Roof on Wilshire
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-roof-on-wilshire-los-angeleso

Ombra Ristorante in Studio City
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ombra-ristorante-studio-city

Simple Things on 3rd
http://www.simplethingsrestaurant.com/

Plan Check on Sawtelle
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/02/13/plan_check_finally_ready_to_serve_february_22_on_sawtelle.php

Bar Hayama/Restaurant – Sawtelle
http://www.bar-hayama.com/

Larry’s Venice
http://www.larrysvenice.com/

LOS ANGELES BARS & RESTAURANTS – EASTSIDE & SOUTH

Mud Hen Tavern, Highland Park
http://www.mudhentavern.com/

Ink Restaurant, mid city
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ink-los-angeles-2

Horse Thief BBQ, downtown
https://www.facebook.com/horsethiefla

Paul’s Kitchen, downtown
http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-c1-pauls-kitchen-20131118-dto,0,1196894.htmlstory#axzz2l4HJF3Em

Monte 52 Sandwiches inside La Tropicana Market – Highland Park
http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2013/10/italian-sub-torta-chicken-club-highland-park-shop-appeals-to-all-types-of-sandwich-fans/

hoy ka Thai restaurant in Hollywood
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Original-Hoy-Ka-Hollywood/268821033154285?rf=198068900260543

Polka Polish restaurant in Highland Park
http://www.polkarestaurant.com/

Bashan Glendale
http://www.bashanrestaurant.com/

Ago Italian in WeHo
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ago-restaurant-west-hollywood

RAO’s Hollywood
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/08/22/raos_hollywood_looks_ready_to_roll_the_meatballs.php

tortas ahogadas – Alhambra
http://www.elvaquerorestaurante.com/

Lazy Ox Canteen downtown
http://lazyoxcanteen.com/

Lemon Poppyseed Kitchen in Highland Park
http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2013/03/the-plachinta-melt-a-tasty-romanian-twist-on-lunch/

Lock and Key bar – Ktown
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/02/27/lock_key_a_bedazzling_new_bar_is_born_in_ktown.php

Don’t Tell Mama piano bar in WeHo
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/02/26/weho_welcomes_dont_tell_mama_tonight.php

Bludso’s BBQ in Compton
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bludsos-bbq-compton

Dal Rae restaurant in Pico Rivera
http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/2012/11/13/29278/keepers-of-the-flambe-classic-dining-americas-fine/

Noir Food & Wine in Pasadena
http://www.yelp.com/biz/noir-food-and-wine-pasadena

Happy Family vegetarian restaurant in Monterey Park
http://www.yelp.com/biz/happy-family-restaurant-monterey-park-2

Masacasa in Eagle Rock
http://masacasaer.com/

Shiro in Pasadena
http://restaurantshiro.com/

Peking Tavern downtown
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/08/28/peking_tavern_bringing_beijing_street_food_downtown.php

Al Wazir chicken
http://alwazirchicken.com/

Mess Hall in Los Feliz
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/08/20/mess_hall_looking_at_early_sept_opening.php

House of Pies
http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2012/07/19/the-original-house-of-pies-socal-comfort/

Link n Hops in Atwater
http://www.linknhops.com/

Parish restaurant downtown
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/07/27/the_parish_dtowns_new_shrine_to_english_food_drink.php

Watts Coffee House
http://www.yelp.com/biz/watts-coffee-house-los-angeles

Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park
http://www.goodgirlfoods.com/

Mo-Chica downtown
http://www.savoryhunter.com/2012/05/mo-chica-now-open-on-7th-street.html

Adassa’s Island Cafe in Leimert Park
http://www.yelp.com/biz/adassas-island-cafe-and-entertainment-los-angeles

BaRestaurant – Highland Park
http://www.restaurantba.com/

Eatalian Cafe – Gardena
http://www.eataliancafe.com/

Gastronomico in Los Feliz
http://www.yelp.com/biz/gastronomico-los-angeles

Elysian L.A.
http://www.elysianla.com/night-in-dinners/
https://twitter.com/#!/elysianla

White Horse Inn, Hollywood
http://www.yelp.com/biz/whitehorse-inn-cocktail-lounge-los-angeles

Mo-Chica near USC
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mo-chica-los-angeles

The Family restaurant in South L.A.
http://www.oncentral.org/news/2012/03/01/multicultural-fusion-resides-soul-and-mexican-food/

Black Boar in Eagle Rock
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-black-boar-los-angeles

Ogamdo Cafe on La Brea
http://www.yelp.com/biz/ogamdo-cafe-los-angeles

Guisados tacos Boyle Heights
http://www.yelp.com/biz/guisados-los-angeles

Sadie – Hollywood
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/01/18/touring_sadie_hollywoods_new_dining_drinking_den.php

L&E oyster bar in Silver Lake
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/01/23/aw_shucks_inside_silver_lakes_le_oyster_bar.php

Papilles restaurant, Hollywood
http://la.eater.com/archives/2011/12/13/papilles_officially_opens_dec_19_with_set_menu_dinners.php

Los Balcones del Peru in Hollywood
http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-balcones-del-peru-hollywood

Casa Bianca Italian – Eagle Rock
http://www.casabiancapizza.com/

La Cocina del Camageuy
http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-0407-find-cocina-del-camaguey-20110407,0,4041337.story

Trails Cafe
http://www.thetrailslosfeliz.com/

The Beverly in WeHo
http://la.eater.com/archives/2011/05/20/the_beverly_rocks_out_with_industrial_glamour_in_weho.php#the-beverly-1

The Spice Table  – downtown
http://www.thespicetable.com/menu/dinner/

L.A. EATING & DRINKING LISTS FROM ALL OVER

Al Fresco dining in L.A.
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/09/26/an_updated_guide_to_al_fresco_dining_in_los_angeles.php

drunken noodles in L.A.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/363669

Best sandwiches in L.A.
http://www.thrillist.com/eat/los-angeles/best-sandwiches-in-los-angeles

LA happy hours
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/09/20/an_updated_guide_to_the_best_happy_hours_in_la.php

underrated L.A. restaurants
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/07/30/los_angeles_20_most_underrated_restaurants_mapped.php

sea urchin dishes around L.A.
http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/05/07/13_great_sea_urchin_dishes_to_try_in_los_angeles.php

late night eats in L.A.
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/10/30/a_handy_guide_to_late_night_dining_in_los_angeles.php

best coffee in L.A.
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/03/15/a_guide_to_los_angeles_best_coffee_shops.php

Top macaroni & cheese in L.A.
http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2012/02/top_9_macaroni_cheeses_in_la.php

Chinese food outside SGV
http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/01/31/las_best_chinese_outside_of_the_sgv.php

Good L.A. coffee places
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/ristretto-los-angeles-coffee-crawl/
http://paperorplastikcafe.com/

HISTORIC SITES & ACTIVITIES IN & AROUND L.A.

Japanese Garden in Van Nuys
http://www.thejapanesegarden.com/

Brookledge follies
LAT sidewalk, Highland Park

Beverly Hot Springs
http://www.beverlyhotsprings.com/about-us/water/

Aqueduct Centennial Garden
http://www.laaqueduct100.com/our-legacy/

most notorious L.A. murder sites
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/mapping_21_of_los_angeless_most_notorious_murder_sites_1.php

urban sweat lodge
http://www.shapehousela.com/

KPop Museum in K-town
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/korean_record_label_opening_a_kpop_museum_in_koreatown.php

Rosebowl Flea Market
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-do-the-rosebowl-fleamar-59220

public art around L.A.
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/10/the_2013_map_guide_to_finding_public_art_all_over_los_angeles.php

Leimert vision theater
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/09/touring_one_of_las_last_great_art_deco_theaters_in_leimert_park.php

San Pedro stuff / Red Car line
http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/landofsunshine/block-by-block/on-the-waterfront-riding-san-pedros-port-of-los-angeles-waterfront-red-car-line.html

Tongva Park in SM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/09/tour_tongva_park_santa_monicas_gorgeous_new_green_space.php

Avalon
http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20130908/avalon-catalinas-only-city-has-a-century-of-history

Peace Labyrinth & Gardens in West Adams
http://www.peacelabyrinth.org/gardens.php

Delusion: The Blood Rite
http://www.hauntedplay.com/

Catalina Island Museum
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/05/all_about_catalinas_awful_1924_museum_made_of_bones.php

Corralitas Red Car property
http://redcarproperty.blogspot.com/

Randyland on Lemoyne St.
http://www.epia-echopark.org/2013/04/a-dazzling-display-of-glass-and-sun-on-lemoyne-street/

LA’s top 16 beaches
http://www.refinery29.com/california-beaches

Gardens around L.A.
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/18_secret_gardens_and_green_spaces_hidden_around_la_1.php
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2013/05/21_secret_gardens_and_green_spaces_hidden_around_la_1.php

Lakefront Chateau in Big Bear
http://www.bigbeargetaway.com/rentalsearch/cabin-bigbearlake-hottub-647

St Vincent’s Alley in jewelry district
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-st-vincent-20130407,0,3431928.story?track=rss

shopping in Highland Park
http://la.racked.com/archives/2013/04/08/how_to_shop_highland_park_like_a_local.php

10 best bike rides in L.A.
http://laist.com/2013/04/17/the_best_bike_rides_in_los_angeles.php

braid/pony bar
http://www.assemblysalon.com/braids-and-ponys.php

best vintage shopping in L.A.
http://la.racked.com/archives/2012/11/29/the_38_best_places_to_shop_for_vintage_in_los_angeles.php

vacation rentals around L.A.
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/11/11_lovely_vacation_rentals_within_a_few_hours_drive_of_la.php

Abbey San Encino in Highland Park
http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/articles/touring-the-abbey-san-encino#photo-7449043

new pharmacy at Heritage Square
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beat-colonial-drugstore-20121104,0,7527546.column?track=rss

CLUI exhibit – Old Steel
http://www.clui.org/section/old-steel

Becoming Los Angeles at the NHM
http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/permanent-exhibits/becoming-los-angeles

LA Cold War air raid sirens
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/10/here_are_18_of_las_abandoned_cold_war_air_raid_sirens.php

Surfridge near LAX
http://thechive.com/2012/08/28/right-at-the-heart-of-lax-lies-the-abandoned-city-of-surfridge-15-hq-photos/

Bamboo Charlie’s LA River Paradise
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bamboo-charlie-20120902,0,4950837.story

Blumhouse of Horrors
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/paranormal-activity-producer-backing-la-haunted-house-54941

Pumpkin bread monastery Hollywood
http://www.yelp.com/biz/monastery-of-the-angels-los-angeles

10 great stair climbs in L.A.
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-stairs-list-20120818,0,7945789.story

L.A. pools
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/17_of_las_awesomest_and_douchiest_pools_and_swim_spots_1.php

Port of L.A. – USS Iowa, Craft market
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/can_the_ports_new_craft_market_draw_shoppers_to_the_port.php

Kayak in Redondo

Indian Gift Shop Hollywood Blvd

Panpipes occult store in Hollywood
http://www.panpipes.com/info.htm

gardens around L.A.
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/05/18_secret_gardens_and_green_spaces_hidden_around_la_1.php#pointmap

Robinson Gardens in BH
http://www.robinsongardens.org/tours/

Bunny Museum in Altadena
http://atlasobscura.com/place/the-bunny-museum

origami exhibit at Japanese American Museum
http://www.janm.org/exhibits/foldingpaper/

Un-natural and Saving Paradise at Barnsdall Art Park
http://www.lamag.org/

Westridge-Canyonback Wilderness, Encino
http://www.yelp.com/biz/westridge-canyonback-wilderness-park-encino-2

Mt Lowe Railway
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Lowe_Railway

http://www.thaddeuslowe.name/mlechohouse.htm

Buena Vista Street – California Adventure
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/ride_a_monorail_over_the_disney_glendalehyperion_bridge.php

Hannah Carter Japanese Garden at UCLA
http://openspacesfengshui.com/feng-shui-tips/2009/07/the-hannah-carter-japanese-garden/

Shareen vintage
http://www.shareenvintage.com/

New CLUI exhibit
http://clui.org/section/initial-points-anchors-america%E2%80%99s-grid

Street art in Hollywood garage
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/01/the_secret_street_art_gallery_in_the_hollywood_condos_garage.php

Rancho Los Encinos
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2012/01/donor_puts_up_150000_to_k.php

http://los-encinos.org/history.html

Haunted Forest in Altadena
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/01/altadenans_fighting_eagle_scout_plan_to_gate_the_haunted_forest.php

McManus & Morgan / Aardvark Letterpress
http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2011/12/this_might_be_my_favorite.php

Converted trampoline place
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/12/old_covina_big_box_store_getting_lined_with_trampolines.php

Old L.A. zoo
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/12/amazing_america.php

Spahn Movie Ranch/Manson Caves
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/11/the_manson_caves.php

Lummis Day – June
http://www.lummisday.org/

Gabrielino/Tongva site at Uni High – Barrington & Ohio
http://gabrielinosprings.com/mainmenu.html
open on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. where the Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation conducts free tours of the site and opens its small museum on an onsite LAUSD bungalow structure

Heritage Square
http://heritagesquare.org/

HM157 – Historical Monument 157 in Lincoln Heights
http://thechurchoffashion.com/main/

Beach Boys monument in Hawthorne
http://militantangeleno.blogspot.com/2011/09/monumental-ode-to-50-years-of-beach.html

The Great Wall of LA
http://www.savelamurals.org/now/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78:great-wall-historical-restoration-2011&catid=16:the-front-page

The Clark Hotel downtown
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/08/waiting_to_exhale_for_downtowns_clark_hotel.php

Bothwell orange grove in the valley
http://articles.latimes.com/1998/aug/30/local/me-17982

Belmont Tunnel spelunking
http://theacademicvagrant.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/urban-spelunking-at-the-belmont-tunnel/
http://laist.com/2008/07/12/laistory_the_19.php

Tunnels to Nowhere, San Gabriel
http://blog.hodomania.com/hiking-los-angeles-the-tunnels-to-nowhere/

Playland Not at the Beach – El Cerrito
http://www.playland-not-at-the-beach.org/

The Soap Plant Wacko
http://www.soapplant.com/

Lummis House
http://museumsofthearroyo.com/lummishome.htm

La Vista Court – London House
http://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/did-london-come-to-hollywood/

Glendale Train Station
http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/GDL

Greystone Mansion
http://www.greystonemansion.org/Calendar_of_Events.html

Lotus Festival
http://www.laparks.org/calendar/lotus/lotus.htm

Vincent Price Museum in East L.A.
http://www.wavenewspapers.com/news/local/Vincent-Price-Art-Museum-reopens-at-East-LA-College-122633354.html

Arch. landmarks in L.A.
http://maison-orion.com/architecture-maps/

Nazi ruins in Pacific Palisades
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/05/visiting_the_paul_williams_nazi_command_center_in_rustic_canyon.php

John Frame at the Huntington
http://johnframesculpture.com/the-tale

Hollyhock House
http://hollyhockhouse.net/

Gamble House
http://www.gamblehouse.org/

L.A. Arboretum
http://arcadia.patch.com/articles/an-emergency-at-the-arboretum-finally-gets-attention#photo-5701298

Venice Freak Show
http://www.yelp.com/biz/venice-beach-freakshow-venice

Jumbo’s Clown Room
http://www.yelp.com/biz/jumbos-clown-room-los-angeles

Leimert Park Art Walk
http://www.leimertparkartwalk.com/

The Golden State Mutual Life Insurance building on West Adams Boulevard
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-rutten-art-smithsonian-20110323,0,6217924.column

Richland Farms
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/20/local/la-me-<http://articles.latimes.com/2011/feb/20/local/la-me-richland-farms-20110220/3>

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http://designeastoflabrea.blogspot.com/2011/07/july-31-de-lab-heads-to-compton_01.html

Hancock museum
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/libraries/hancock/museum/index.html

Solstice Canyon
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/08/the_most_interesting_place_in_la_county.php

Philosophical Research Society
http://prs.org/wpcms/

Lake Shrine
http://www.lakeshrine.org/

Watts Towers
http://www.wattstowers.us/

Angelus Temple
http://www.angelustemple.org/

Esotouric Tours
http://www.esotouric.com/hank-4-10-11

HISTORIC SITES & ACTIVITIES ELSEWHERE IN CALI

Fort Irwin Tour
http://www.irwin.army.mil/Visitors/Pages/TheNTCBoxTours.aspx

Mini Grand Canyon in OC
http://www.kcet.org/socal/socal_wanderer/outdoors/new-trail-in-limestone-canyon.html

Wayfarer’s Chapel, Palos Verdes
http://www.wayfarerschapel.org/

Wigwam Motel in San Bernardino
http://franklinavenue.blogspot.com/2011/06/evening-at-wigwam-motel-on-route-66.html

Wool Grower’s Restaurant – Los Banos
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wool-growers-restaurant-los-banos

Temple of the Forest Beneath the Clouds
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=457

Mercey Hot Springs
https://merceyhotsprings.com/Home_Page.html

Integratron in J Tree
http://www.integratron.com/

Musical Road in Lancaster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkn4N-xO1NA

Camping by the Sespe River
http://www.oocities.org/~troop484/camping/sespe_river.html

Ballarat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballarat,_California

Winchester Mystery House in San Jose
http://winchestermysteryhouse.com/index.cfm

Yurts in Big Sur
http://www.treebonesresort.com/

Buffalo Bruce’s Mercantile in Sylmar
http://www.yelp.com/biz/buffalo-bruces-mercantile-sylmar

Mission Tiki drive-in in Montclair
http://www.missiontiki.com/

National Chavez Center near Palmdale
http://www.chavezfoundation.org/_page.php?code=007001000000000

Guadalupe Dunes
http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-trw-sbcounty31-2010jan27%2C0%2C6039620.story

Burro Flats painted caves
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-chumash-rocketdyne-20121030,0,6013343.story?track=rss

Cold Spring Tavern, Santa Barbara
http://instagram.com/p/ihXj8DKiOc/
http://www.coldspringtavern.com/

Frandy Campground – Lake Isabella

Travertine hot springs in Bridgeport CA
http://www.sunset.com/m/travel/california/california-eastern-sierra-hot-springs-00400000060971/

Benitoite Mine in Coalinga
http://www.calstategemmine.com/

Camping in cabins + pools! Anza Borrego
http://www.yelp.com/biz/agua-caliente-hot-springs-borrego-springs

ELSEWHERE IN THE U.S. & INTERNATIONAL

Playa Mujeres hotel, Cancun

Jaroslavna – Oleg Vinogradov
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MspaJjPWflc
http://www.worldcat.org/title/jaroslavna-balet-v-trech-dejstvijach-choreograficeskie-razmyslenija-soc-58/oclc/706078664

Grotta hotel in Italy
http://www.sextantio.it/grotte-civita/

Il San Pietro di Positano
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g194863-d262163-Reviews-Il_San_Pietro_di_Positano-Positano_Amalfi_Coast_Campania.html

American stonehenges
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/29025

Highland Haven in Colorado
http://highlandhaven.com/

Moorea
http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PPTMLHI-Hilton-Moorea-Lagoon-Resort-and-Spa/index.do?WT.srch=1

Flying Fishbone in Aruba
http://www.flyingfishbone.com/

Neon Museum – Las Vegas
http://www.neonmuseum.org/

Abandoned Lake Dolores Water Park, on the way to Vegas
http://franklinavenue.blogspot.com/2011/08/retro-friday-lake-dolores-americas.html

Enedrik Island
http://www.privateislandsonline.com/enedrik-island.htm

Little Deadman’s Cay
http://www.privateislandsonline.com/little-deadmans-cay.htm

Maldives
http://dhigu-maldives.anantara.com/gallery.aspx

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Karaoke Song List

20 Dec

What’s Going On – 4 Non-Blondes

Cause you’ll always be my baby – Mariah Carey

PYT – Michael Jackson

Hot Child in the City – Nick Gilder

Give me another chance – Jackson 5

Slow Hands – Pointer Sisters

Break My Stride – Matthew Wilder

Dancing On My Own – Robyn

You Got Lucky – Tom Petty

Jump in the Line / Shake Senora – Harry Belafonte

Human Nature – Michael Jackson

Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

Watching the Wheels – John Lennon

Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge

This Charming Man – The Smiths

All I Want is You – U2

Elderly Woman – Pearl Jam

Say it Ain’t So – Weezer

Right Down the Line – Gerry Rafferty

Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover – Sophie B. Hawkins

Wonderful – Adam Ant

Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

True – Spandau Ballet

Fernando – ABBA

Just What I Needed – The Cars

Breakdown – Tom Petty

To Rock Around – Run DMC?

You Don’t Know How it Feels – Tom Petty

Stand Back – Stevie Nicks

Head over Heels – Tears for Fears

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals

Who’s Gonna Drive You Home – The Cars

Gonna Dress You Up in my Love – Madonna

Voices Carry – Til Tuesday

Night Moves – Van Morrison

Dirty Diana – Michael Jackson

These Dreams – Heart

Never – Heart

Big Shot – Billy Joel

Throwing It All Away – Genesis

I’ll Stop the World – Modern English

I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew

Wayward Son – Kansas

You’re so Vain – Carly Simon

I’m on Fire – Bruce Springsteen

Your Love – The Outfield

I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) – Hall & Oates

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Linger – The Cranberries

Easy Lover — Phil Collins and Phillip Bailey

Tears on My Pillow – Little Anthony

Nothing Compares to You – Sinead O’Connor

There are Worse Things I could Do – Grease/Stockard Channing

Hopelessly Devoted to You – Grease/Olivia Newton-John

Freedom – George Michael

Don’t Speak – No Doubt

Bathwater – No Doubt

Sweater Song – Weezer

Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth

Stuff I want

20 Dec

Lazuli Handcrafted
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LazuliHandcrafted

Black Adept
http://blackadept.com/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLckl2KAdPx/?taken-by=blackadeptjewelry&hl=en

Arcos earrings
http://www.arcosjewelry.com/shop/regia-earrings

SoYouMade Yarns
http://www.soyoumade.com/yarns

Woven Craft wall hangings
http://www.wovencraft.com/

Abacus Row beaded jewelry
http://www.abacusrow.com/

iitalla ultima thule glassware
https://www.iittala.com/Tableware/Ultima-Thule-Cordial-5-cl-2-pcs/p/K950027

Ceramic mugs etc
http://www.btwceramics.com/

Topo backpack — all black
http://topodesigns.com/collections/bags/products/daypack

sonoran bracelet
http://www.abacusrow.com/collections/sands-collection/products/sonoran-bracelet-pink

textiles, clothes
http://www.3rdseasondesigns.com/shop/

leather bags/wallets
http://www.tm1985.com/collections/all

ceramic mugs
http://corbecompany.com/collections/all

Jewelry and Key Chains
https://www.etsy.com/shop/owlkillstudio

Lapis Fei Ring
https://moreislove.com/products/4872/Lapis-Fei-Ring

Uashmama Bag
http://www.uashmama.com.au/collections/handbags/products/handbag-paper-dark-grey

ginkgo bracelet
http://www.bestamericanarts.com/Ginkgo-Cuff-Bracelet?gclid=CL-8486G-8ECFTNp7AodrRUAbA

opal studs
http://www.alexisrussell.com/products/raw-opal-stud-earrings

Gold plated cherry blossom hoops
http://www.tawapa.com/metals/gold-plated-cherry-blossom-hoop

cool jewels
http://fayandrada.com/shop/rings/petra-ring

more cool jewels
https://catbirdnyc.com/shop/product.php?productid=19820&cat=311&page=1

GinetteNY ring
http://www.ginette-ny.com/ginette-for-her/ceramic-monogram-open-ring.html

Quoddy ring boots
Navy upper leather, dark taupe hevea crepe sole, brown thread, bright brass hardware, tan glove leather lining, size 7.5
http://www.quoddy.com/collections/womens/products/womens-ringboot

Carla Fernandez
http://carlafernandez.com/en/colecciones/

JEWELRY
http://www.majoral.com/en/obra-artistica/

Cool jewelry
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OldBlood

All Our Names – book
http://www.amazon.com/All-Our-Names-Dinaw-Mengestu/dp/038534998X/p

Zen awareness coaching http://www.livingcompassion.org/zen-awareness-coaching

bags

http://www.handbags.com/ellington/sadie-glazed-hobo/258853/p/10267685

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GORGEOUS-Ellington-Sadie-Glazed-Cognac-Brown-Hobo-Bag-/141240173566?hash=item20e29203fe&pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&autorefresh=true

http://www.handbags.com/ellington/sadie-color-block/269886/p/10292469

Pochi bags http://www.pgdesign.us/shop.aspx

natural exfoliants Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub (ground walnut & flax) Burt’s Bees line of scrubs (ground peach stones, almond, & oats) Freeman Feeling Beautiful Salt Body Scrub (salt) Freeman Feeling Beautiful Sugar Body Scrub (sugar) Nature’s Gate Revitalizing Facial Scrub (ground willow bark, walnut, & corn meal) Queen Helene Natural Facial Scrub (ground walnut) Skin Milk Facial Scrub, Exfoliate (oat flour & almond meal) *St. Ives Apricot Scrub (ground apricot kernels)

EVERYTHING http://www.pinterest.com/neonmuze/jewelry-from-my-dreams/

Lumio lamp http://www.hellolumio.com/shop/

Peacock necklaces http://www.polyvore.com/peacock_plume_statement_necklace/thing?id=20129253 http://www.abellagifts.com/dog-jewelry/298-blue-art-deco-peacock-necklace-porcelain-glass-matching-jewelry.html

Paper peacock earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/118191204/peacock-earrings-first-anniversary-gift?ref=shop_home_active_21

Courreges coat http://www.courreges.com/modeles/coats/veste-212222.html

Hettonen Xmas book http://www.markushenttonen.com/index.php?/project/books/

Bras https://trueandco.com/bras/she-walks-in-beauty-light/we-were-voodoo/1176

Hollywood bike book http://www.angelcitypress.com/products/ribi

Cherry blossom jewelry http://www.etsy.com/shop/HapaGirls

Ginkgo jewelry http://www.etsy.com/shop/tashamckelvey

Frye Campus boots http://www.thefryecompany.com/womens-boots/view-all/77053/campus-14l?color=RDD

woven straw flats http://www.6pm.com/frye-malorie-woven-peep-natural?zlfid=192&ref=pd_sims_sdp_1 Frye Campus boots http://www.thefryecompany.com/womens-boots/view-all/77053/campus-14l?color=RDD

queen-sized mattress protector/bedding http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Hypoallergenic-Waterproof-Mattress-Protector/dp/B007TTSUWU/ref=sr_1_21?s=bedbath&ie=UTF8&qid=1383110232&sr=1-21&keywords=queen+sized+mattress+cover

Dean hand bags http://dean-accessories.myshopify.com/

Kinetic Art book http://www.amazon.com/Motion-Kinetic-Art-Jim-Jenkins/dp/087905185X

The Land of Little Rain http://www.amazon.com/The-Land-Of-Little-Rain/dp/1406806781

Tanner goods http://www.tannergoods.com/collections/all

Mackage draped wool coat http://www.mackage.com/ca_en/shop-online/women/newarrivals/marila-wool-coat

bluewick fragrance diffusers http://www.bluewick.com/categories/Fragrance-Diffusers/

jewelry http://aesajewelry.com/ http://www.deskohan.com/

The Sound of Philadelphia box set http://www.amazon.com/Love-Train-The-Sound-Philadelphia/dp/B001F290GM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375923190&sr=8-2&keywords=philly+soul

Egyptian collar necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/154745374/egyptian-collar-neck-corset-shoulder?ref=shop_home_active

Giorgio Janeke hair brush http://boydsnyc.com/janekefoldinghairbrush.aspx http://boydsnyc.com/sp25janekebrush.aspx

Brazil towel

Miki Dora book http://www.amazon.com/All-Few-Perfect-Waves-Audacious/dp/0060773332/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232934319&sr=1-1

earphone organizers http://www.amazon.com/MochiThings-LP-Earphone-Organizer-Orange/dp/B007G2O4DO

purse stand http://www.blizon.com/dev/benefits.php

rablabs tray http://rablabs.com/v2/store/products/category/tabletop

woven ring http://www.spinellikilcollin.com/product/woven-ring

Peplum Bandage dress http://www.nastygal.com/by-nasty-gal/peplum-bandage-dress-blue

triple opal ring http://www.twistonline.com/rings-stones/antique-triple-opal-and-pearl-ring

tapered Lancelot ring http://www.twistonline.com/rings-bands/tapered-lancelot-ring

rose gold diamond baguette band http://www.twistonline.com/rings-wedding/rose-gold-diamond-baguette-asher-band

earrings http://www.twistonline.com/designers-suzanne-kalan-earrings/black-diamond-and-turquoise-post-earrings

Manly Palmer Hall book http://www.amazon.com/Master-Mysteries-Life-Manly-Palmer/dp/193417002X

tieks – cream, azure snake also… mustard yellow? cobalt blue? tiek blue patent? sienna brown croc? camel? http://tieks.com/azure-snake.html

Jem & the Holograms dolls http://integritytoys.com/jemandtheholograms/index.php

black & decker vacuum http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-PHV1210-Pivoting-Cyclonic/dp/B004OSJ6SG/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1360042968&sr=8-16&keywords=black+and+decker+vacuum

knife set http://www.amazon.com/KitchenAid-Stamped-Endcap-Cutlery-12-Piece/dp/B003D4JRCM/

grande epicure cutting board http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Epicure-18-Inch-Laminate-Cutting/dp/B000TG1VN0/

large glass vase http://www.amazon.com/12-Clear-Glass-Cylinder-Vase/dp/B004I7LOF6/

salt & pepper mills http://www.amazon.com/Olde-Thompson-2-Inch-Peppermill-Shaker/dp/B0000CE19J

biltong http://www.yelp.com/biz/european-deluxe-sausage-kitchen-beverly-hills

cowboy boots http://www.countryoutfitter.com/products/30418-womens-hollywood-boot-powder-brown

Hudson Bay stuff http://www.thebay.com/eng/hbccollections-women-thebay

Vanessa Monteil black horn earrings http://www.vanessamontielshop.com/collections/earrings/products/black-horn-couture

Pat Flynn ring http://patflynninc.com/f2.html

Tawapa jewelry http://www.tawapa.com/

druzy geode earrings http://www.leifshop.com/products/dark-geode-earrings

cork sphere earrings http://www.leifshop.com/collections/sale/products/small-truth-earrings-in-shiraz

portable cup holder http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/eded/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=3363563

diamond silver studs http://www.etsy.com/listing/42634485/diamond-silver-studs?

crown ring http://www.etsy.com/listing/94220560/14k-solid-gold-there-is-no-queen-without

hand juicer http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007X69PRS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

killer rabbit slippers http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8148/?cpg=cj&ref=&CJURL=&CJID=3363563

flexible surge protector http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZP74UA/?tag=047-20

sparkly earrings http://www.baublebar.com/index.php/fashion-jewelry/earrings.html

zimmermann keychains http://us.zimmermannwear.com/collections/swim-and-resort/keyring-1.html Zimmermann bikinis http://us.zimmermannwear.com/

Mara Hoffman bikinis http://www.zappos.com/mara-hoffman

vintage jewelry http://shop.erstwhilejewelry.com/

by boe earrings https://www.byboe.com/earrings.html?limit=all https://www.byboe.com/sale/little-loops-earrings-e328-1.html

tiny rivet promise ring http://bridal.annasheffield.com/products/tiny-ingot-ring-2

hazeltine solitaire http://bridal.annasheffield.com/products/hazeline-solid-rose

Metal drinking straws and cleaning brushes http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Stainless-Steel-Drink-Staws/dp/B000AUIN18/ref=pd_sim_hg_1

Make-up brushes http://www.makeupgeek.com/makeup-basics/must-have-makeup-brushes-in-your-kit/ http://www.squidoo.com/makeup-brush-set

Make Up Forever 12-color flash palette http://www.sephora.com/12-flash-color-case-P219411?skuId=1087972

Sole Rebels footwear http://www.solerebelsfootwear.co/collections/tootoos/products/tootoos-mix-papaya-lemon

Deck Towel http://www.decktowel.com/collections/products/products/francis

Mike Sager – Scary Monsters & Super Freaks http://www.amazon.com/Scary-Monsters-Super-Freaks-Stories/dp/1560255633

Beautiful Ruins http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Ruins-Novel-Jess-Walter/dp/0061928127

Antelope Studio necklace http://antelopestudio.com/Antelope/Fever_Locket.html

Airbag bike helmet http://www.hovding.com/

Mackage pants http://www.mackage.com/shop/index.php?menuby=fab&langue=en&devise=USD&genre=F&coll=FW11&cat=Bottom&dets=wscrp076&detsc=7&pg=0

The Ropes necklace/bracelet http://theropesmaine.com/

Woolly Pockets Wall Planter http://www.woollypocket.com/

Paper Route http://www.amazon.com/Paper-Route-Finding-Precision-Journalism/dp/1462083110

Ring http://www.twistonline.com/product/natural-diamond-ring-fra-rwgod

Vera Meat Goldfish Wrapper http://www.verameat.com/collections/wrist/products/goldfish-wrapper

Jewelry
TOVA perfume
Cambridge Fluro satchel bag
Bodum 4-cup, 17 ounce French Press
&
The Patrick Melrose novels
Here Comes Everybody
Saucony
Asics
Kevin Kelly – What Technology Wants http://www.kk.org/books/what-technology-wants.php

hanging planters http://www.etsy.com/listing/83085524/porcelain-and-leather-hanging-planter

airplant hanger http://www.etsy.com/shop/mudpuppy

Suede fringe earrings http://roseark.com/viewProduct.php?product_id=19400&category_id=

Razor Studs http://roseark.com/viewProduct.php?product_id=14040&category_id=

Arik Kastan and Alexandra Jefford http://roseark.com/shopByDesignerTop.php

Tanya Aguiniga rope jewelry http://tanyaaguinigastudio.bigcartel.com/

wood jewelry http://guillemettewoodjewelry.blogspot.com/

shampoo http://www.lushusa.com/shop/products/bath-shower/shower-gels/its-raining-men

shoes http://www.karmaloop.com/product/The-Elegant-Shoe-in-Yellow/197912 http://www.karmaloop.com/product/The-Champion-Oiled-Canvas-Hi-Sneaker-in-Green/166514

Fiorentini Baker boots http://www.fiorentini-baker.com/

old Cali bike map http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/blums-map-of-california-roads-for-cyclers-1896/#.Tp3_iRX4FyQ

Claudia Endler jewelry http://www.claudiaendler.com/cart/shop-ced-earrings-c-104/bar-drop-pearl-earrings-yellow-gold-p-305

Manon Presentation Bag http://www.orphansocks-shop.nl/a-20136727/for-her/manon-shopper

A&P: Small Business in America http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0809095432/

Divine Art, Infernal Machine: Printing Press http://www.amazon.com/Divine-Art-Infernal-Machine-Impressions/dp/0812242807/

Film Posters of the Russian Avant Garde http://www.amazon.com/Film-Posters-Russian-Avant-Garde-Jumbo/dp/3822889288/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1315980293&sr=8-8

Bauer Pottery http://www.bauerpottery.com/

Wallabee boots http://www.zappos.com/clarks-wallabee-boot-mens-dark-black-suede

Velvet Hooded Cape Pendleton Blanket http://www.pendleton-usa.com/product/Home-Blankets/Native-American/AMERICAN-INDIAN-COLLEGE-FUND/DAY-AND-NIGHT-BLANKET/167359/sc/1787/c/1823/pc/1816.uts

Andy Tauer perfumes http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2011/07/swiss-mix.html

A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan Let Us Now Praise Famous Men http://www.amazon.com/Let-Now-Praise-Famous-Men/dp/0395488974

awesome jewelry – Free Bird collection http://www.lauralobdell.com/

Bow ring & awesome earrings http://shop.bingbangnyc.com/collections/rings/products/bow-two-finger-ring-1

Hollywoodland Book http://www.amazon.com/Hollywoodland-Images-America-Arcadia-Publishing/dp/0738574783/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305541059&sr=1-1

World’s Most Useless Machine http://www.solarbotics.com/products/60005/

Saint Charles Apotheke http://www.saint.info/beautyshop/product_info.php?cPath=25&products_id=3155817

Amused to Death – Roger Waters http://www.amazon.com/Amused-Death-Roger-Waters/dp/B0000027I6

pentax k-x camera or canon t12 or canon7d http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/pentax-k-x-red/4505-6501_7-33810153.html http://robdphotos.blogspot.com/2010/04/canon-eos-rebel-t2i-550d-review.html

Clifton R. Adams posters http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Wisteria-Blooms-Where-General-Lee-Marched-His-Men-in-Battle-Posters_i6096849_.htm http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Woman-Walks-Through-Shoulder-High-Ferns-Posters_i6096874_.htm http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Two-Young-Adults-Sit-in-the-Grass-by-a-Cliff-Near-Water-and-a-Village-Posters_i6096847_.htm http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Girl-Stands-in-Front-of-Her-Hut-on-the-Painted-Desert-Posters_i6096662_.htm   

sunglasses http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33059&storeId=13051&productId=2070122&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=207603&parent_categoryId=207587&sort_field=Relevance&pageSize=20

Holly Golightly ear plugs & sleep mask http://earplugs.ecrater.com/p/812517/blue-tassel-earplugs-extra-long http://astore.amazon.com/thefabulousau-20/detail/B001GF1W0K

Quoddy Trails ring boots http://www.quoddy.com/womens/ NFN Gourmet Shoes amazing jewelry http://www.iwonaludygadesign.com/

Eddie Borgo http://www.eddieborgo.com/

eddie borgo barrell ring http://tlcsweden.com/visa_produkt.asp?t=EDDIE+BORGO+INLAID+BARBELL+RING,+LABRADORITE,+STAINLESS+STEEL+SILVER+ROSE+GOLD&id=703&lang=en

Poupee Couture bags http://boticca.com/poupeecouture/all/

antique jewelry http://eriebasin.com/shop.html

rings http://www.twistonline.com/SuzanneKalan

rings http://stkildajewelry.com/home/

Palm Springs stuff

30 Dec
Restaurants w/ good brunch options


Cabots Museum, Desert Hot Springs


The Spring Day Spa http://www.the-spring.com/



Sunmor Neighborhood


Korakia Pensione


Guillermo’s


Birba


Jillian’s


A stop on the way: The Cabazon dinosaurs
Great sushi place — a little pricey but worth it, esp. out there.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kiyosaku-palm-springs

The Palm Springs Tram
http://www.pstramway.com/
Sherman’s Deli

P.S. Modernism Home Architecture tour – map: http://bit.ly/ModernHomes

Kauffman House
740 West Vista Chino Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Ca

Sinatra House
1145 East Via Colusa, Palm Springs, Ca

Wexler residence
1272 East Verbena Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Cody residence
1950 East Desert Palms Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Octolillo Lounge
1111 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

House of Tomorrow
1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs, Ca

Frey II
686 West Palisades Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Dean Martin House
1123 North Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, Ca

Murray House
504 South Vista Oro, Palm Springs, Ca

Palmdale Railroad Station
1800 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, Ca

Miss Cornelia’s Little House
221 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Gene Autry House
4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Frey II
686 West Palisades Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Grace Miller house – Neutra
2311 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Ca

Dinah Shore residence
432 West Hermosa Place, Palm Springs, Ca

Bob Hope house
1188 East El Alameda, Palm Springs, Ca

Elvis/Frankie Valle
845 West Chico Canyon Road, Palm Springs, Ca

Jack Benny house
987 North Avenida Palos Verdes, Palm Springs, Ca