Burbank’s Magnolia Park Vintage Shopping Guide

Awhile I created my Orange Vintage Shopping Guide, but mentioned there are so many wonderful places to shop in the greater Los Angeles area, that I planned on doing multiple vintage shopping guides for more specific areas. Today I bring you another! The adorable city of Burbank is home to so many studios, including Walt…

The Remains of West Hollywood’s Kitschy New Orleans Themed LGBT Headquarters

Recently I was out photographing a building for an upcoming post, and as I was shooting Patrick and I began to talk about where to go for lunch. I snapped away as he looked on his phone and said “Well, the place right next door is a New Orleans place. Oh, wait, it’s closed.” And…

Grand Re-Opening of George’s 50s Diner in Long Beach

On December 16, 2016, one of Long Beach’s historic landmarks was in trouble. A fire tore through George’s 50s Diner, leaving the interior of this Googie masterpiece completely gutted. Miraculously the exterior was virtually untouched. But it was still a long road to rebuild, and a year and a half later, this icon is open…

A Sneak Peek at Howard Johnson Anaheim’s Retro Redo

There is nothing I like more than a mid-century business fully embracing their history and running with it, and that is exactly what the Howard Johnson here in Anaheim has done. Recently, this HoJo decided it was time for a renovation, and they looked to the past for inspiration. Located right across the street from…

The Food Hall Hiding Inside Anaheim’s Former Citrus Packing House

Orange County. There is a reason it’s called that. It’s well known that the area that is now the Disneyland Resort was once orange groves, and well, that is what most of Anaheim was like. In the late 1800s and through the early part of the 20th century citrus was king here. And where did…

Abandoned Resort Town of Bombay Beach Now Weird Artist Paradise

Over the last couple days I have been entertaining one of our friends visiting from Portland. It was a whirlwind few days hitting up various tourist and not-so-tourist spots. We spent Sunday in the desert including a visit to the Salton Sea. I’ve been several times now, but it’s always worth revisiting as it is…

Ghost Town Alive is the Real Life Version of Westworld

Are you like many and hooked on HBO’s Westworld? Yeah, same here. Do you wish you could visit Westworld? Well, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town Alive (which has returned for its third year) is the closest thing you’re going to find. Long time readers may already be familiar with Ghost Town Alive, as I have…