It’s been a grueling, post-holiday, wet week. Is it over yet? YES. YES IT IS. Thank heavens! And there is a shit ton you can do to unwind. So, CHECK THE RECAP!!
It all officially starts tomorrow: it will be December 1 and people will officially be in crazy holiday mode. In order to help you figure out what some cool local things are to buy for specific people, we present you The LA Holiday 25, a holiday season countdown of goods, gifts, and things to give. The effort is to highlight local talents and to also target certain people who you know inside and outside of the city who sometimes can be a little tricky to shop for. We’re hoping we can help you out!
MOCA’s landmark Art In The Streets apparently has more legs than we all realized. The show went on the road via Cadillac and ended up on the side of the West Hollywood Library. It was a cool extension of the show and apparently it’s still going: Cadillac teamed up with Vanity Fair and got Barry McGee to paint the side of Brooklyn’s Mark Morris Dance Center. It’s a pretty rad mural.
Last year was my first time attending the Los Angeles Auto Show. I was pretty impressed! There were lots of cool cars and futuristic gadgets and lots of fun things to look at and everything was so interesting. This year we went to the show to see what was happening with the Design Challenge, a little design contest given to a few design studio executives like the heads of BMW and Honda. This was quite a fun and inventive showcase of modern automotive talent which, unfortunately for the legendary auto show, was the only really cool thing happening there this year.
Like some of the best spots in Los Angeles, Mojave Sands Motel in Joshua Tree is easy to miss. And yes, after months of anticipation, thrift store detours, and a relatively painless 2.5 hour drive, we passed right by the place. While gazing at one-pump gas stations and front yards dominated by the spindly cactus trees that give the national park it’s name, suddenly the town of Joshua Tree shrinks in your rear-view. The town ends as quickly as it begins, and if you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself in 29 Palms.