Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Celebrity Chefs, delicious cuisine and craft cocktails will be featured at the Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach’s charity event

Celebrity Chefs such as Duff Goldman and Alan Wong, great ocean views, craft cocktails and much more take center stage on June 8, 2014 when the Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach takes place at the Montage in Laguna Beach. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.Video : The Magical Folk Art of Tio’s Tacos in Riverside

Join Offbeat L.A. host Nikki Kreuzer on a video adventure to an enchanted taco shop in Riverside, CA. Located down the street from the incredible Mission Inn, Tio’s Tacos is a folk art wonderland and a place to get in touch with your inner … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Go Hug a Cow! The Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita

Ever have one of those days (or months) where clouds of grey seem to follow overhead and nothing seems to be going right? Or maybe some real life drama has got you singing the blues and you need a little … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to Velveteria, the Velvet Painting Museum

A few months ago Offbeat L.A. for the LA Beat was fortunate to get the first scoop on writing about Velveteria, the newly opened velvet painting museum in Chinatown. Read the article here: offbeat-l-a-some-velvet-morning. The owners, Caren & Carl were so interesting … Continue reading

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Olive & June Wants to Make Your Nails Happy

On a dreadfully dreary, rainy Saturday evening, Olive & June nail salon looks like a sparkling gem on an otherwise gray Cañon Drive in Beverly Hills.  The shop’s warm interior is like a siren song calling to me as I … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Upcoming Event- Groupies Galore! Meet Pamela Des Barres, Miss Mercy & Catherine James

Here in Los Angeles, although we are known for our earthquakes, we are lucky to be the main epicenter of something else. We are known worldwide for being the center of celebrity sightings- in film and TV, music, sports, art … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Miley Cyrus as Surrealist Muse- Bangerz 2014 Tour

I have to admit, the last thing I thought I’d be writing about for this Offbeat L.A. column was good girl gone so very, very wrong, pop icon Miley Cyrus. I guess I’d always had some awareness of her existence. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls – Angel’s Attic Dollhouse Museum

Los Angeles, land of make believe; a town that weaves the magical into the fabric of the commonplace. In our multi-faceted city dreamers may be a dime a dozen, but the dreams they emanate linger on as an invisible mist. … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Echo Park Lake

In the early 1890′s, as the 1st superintendent of the newly created Los Angeles Department of Parks stood on the water’s edge of Reservoir #4, a breeze apparently carried haunting reverberations of the voices of workers he hired to turn … Continue reading

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L.A. Chinese New Year’s Day Parade Celebrating the Year of the Horse: Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Gung Hay Fat Choy! 2014 is the Year of the Horse! I look forward to this every year for some years now. It’s a spectacle of color and offers a window into Chinese culture and aesthetics. It offers a break from the … Continue reading

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