Have you guys seen this: saw this while biking in the area recently but the bus lane leading to Dodger Stadium now has Dodger branded “LA”s on the street. Neat! The city should do things like this more (then again, the Dodgers probably paid the bill on this).
The little neighborhood tucked between Hancock Park and Koreatown known as Larchmont is the closest thing Mid-City will ever get to a suburb. Walking the main strip feels very similar to spending an afternoon in South Pasadena or Toluca Lake. The small shops and cafes are packed with young families and the farmers market, full of fresh cheese, endless vegetables, and kale for days is about as LA as a grocery trip can get. Larchmont Boulevard gets a lot of attention between 3rd Street and Beverly, but the foot traffic instantly stops north of that. Forgoing Larchmont Wine and Cheese is hard to do, but going north of Beverly, towards Melrose reveals an entirely new offering of unique shops Larchmont is known for.
Happening now through December 22 at Orange20 is a Chrome pop-up hub and photo show curated by Van Styles. There will also be a few events as a part of the event too: there will be a race on November 29, some uphill springs on December 7, and a “Toure De Angeles” ride on December 14.
Let’s start with an obvious statement, one that is inevitably at the top of the list when describing LA to an out-of-towner: we are a commuter city. We dine, chat, primp, and illegally text in our cars all while passing perfectly worthy stops along the way. Unfortunately, if those stops happen along the route of “A” to “B” a visit just isn’t going to happen, but what if those little pockets were within walking or biking distance? What if on the weekend the car could sit happily in that parking spot you stalked another driver for? This is where the walk-able city emerges and LA becomes one of those charming towns that car-free dwellers take for granted. There are a number of off the beaten path locales that don’t involve mega stops like the Grove, so this time we’ll focus on the outskirts of Culver City, where Washington connects National and La Cienega.
Artcrank is coming back to LA this Saturday with a showing at Space15twenty. The fun will take place from 4PM to 10PM and will feature lots of bike inspired art paired with good beer to drink and a few special eats, too.