Stepping Back in Time at the Lady and the Dale Car Wash

Back in the mid-1970s America was facing an oil crisis, and one woman, Liz Carmichael, stepped up claiming she had the answer – the Dale, a three-wheeled car that got 70 miles to the gallon. But was it all it was cracked up to be? Some didn’t think so, and eventually Liz found herself in…

A Rainbow of Bangles from Match Accessories

Long time readers of the blog are probably familiar with Match Accessories, the home grown jewelry company that pioneered the Disneyland inspired D brooch, and created many more fantastical, vintage, and Disney inspired jewelry items that have appeared on the blog. Recently they launched a glittering bangle collection and I was gifted a set in…

Inside Los Angeles’ Historic Grand Central Market

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles stands a rather unassuming building, but on its first floor is a unique icon of the city, Grand Central Market. Under various buzzing neon signs, each advertising a different vendor, crowds of people make their way through what is now a first class food hall offering unique dishes…

Valentine’s Day Lunch on Main Street

Over the years I’ve mentioned that I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. But it’s slowly grown on me. However Patrick and I have never do anything big, and don’t exchange gifts. Since moving to California, I’ve used Valentine’s Day as an excuse to wear something red and/or pink, maybe with hearts, and go…

Ouija Queen

While Knott’s Scary Farm kicked off two weeks ago, Knott’s Spooky Farm, the kid-friendly Halloween theme event at Knott’s Berry Farm, started last weekend. Even though the event is geared more toward children, it’s still a lot of fun! Friendly spirits roam Ghost Town, there is “Spooky Storytelling” inside the Bird Cage Theatre, crafts in…