Saturday, October 22, 2016
Best things about living in L.A. that you may or may not know about
- There's lots of wildlife in the city due to the Santa Monica Mountains. Not everybody is crazy about that, I know; but it reminds me of how grounded in nature we are. The pic above is of a bear strolling up the driveway at one of my listings a few years ago.
- Vanowen and Chandler Blvd. are usually light on traffic and they're a great way to get across the San Fernando Valley. Now that I've told you I'll have to kill you.
- Lots of places for cheap massages, as long as you are willing to keep your clothes on and forego the happy ending. Look for the signs that say "foot massage."
- Esotouric tours. These folks will take you to secret places with lots of L.A. history. They have the Black Dahlia tour, the Blood and Dumplings tour, etc. It's a fun way to spend a day in parts of L.A. that you've never been to before.
Kulak's Woodshed in Studio City. This tiny spot is a listening room that hosts any musician that wants to sign up for a 5 minute gig on certain evenings. They usually go through about 40 people a night. There is a surprising amount of talent there, too. No booze, just soft drinks for sale, and it gets wildly crowded the minute the doors open.
Please feel free to comment with your own semi-secret faves.