Tag Archives: Nicole Kreuzer

Offbeat L.A.: The Madonna Inn – Happiness in San Luis Obispo is a Palace of Kitsch

There have been weavers of magic spells since the dawn of man’s existence; those who spin gold from mere thread, create wonderlands and sprout bouquets of sweet smelling flowers from their imaginations. Some of these magicians may not even consider … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Surreality and The Salton Sea

The winds, warm and sometimes powerful, seem to whisper secrets as they exhale mighty gusts across the Salton Sea. This really is No Man’s Land. Such a haunted allegory this area does weave: creation, destruction, Mother Nature’s fickle impermanence, hope, loss … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Just a Few Miles Away- Snow in Los Angeles at Angeles Crest Highway

Southern California winters are very close to perfection. Sure, we grumble when the temperature dips below 65º and try to be happy when the rains come, knowing that to complain of rain during a drought is truly looking a gift horse … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Get on Your Pony and Ride – Sunset Ranch in Griffith Park

One of my very first adventures in sunny Los Angeles after I arrived, half a lifetime ago, from grey-skied Buffalo, NY was a horse ride up in Griffith Park at Sunset Ranch. It was the first time I said the … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Six Halloween 2015 Picks… Kitschy, Campy, Creepy, Historic, Retro & Creative

While autumn settles into the East Coast with cooler temperatures and multi-colored leaves in early September, we brave Angelenos often suffer our hottest heat waves well into early October. After a few weeks of 100 degree scorchers we are eager … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Video Explores the Technicolor Beauty of the Mosaic Tile House in Venice

The beach side neighborhood of Venice has long had a reputation as an artistic community. As a mosaic artist myself, I was intrigued by an amazing house in Venice, known as the Mosaic Tile House, fully glistening with gorgeous mosaic … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Va Va Voom… Become a Classic Hollywood Vixen! A Magical Makeover & Photo Shoot by Iconic Pinups

The beauty of Hollywood, as we know it, is in the art of self-creation. It is as much image and artifice as it is talent and grit. The key, my dears, can be found in one truly magical word, and … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Meets Hollywood Billboard Queen Angelyne in a Rare VIDEO Interview

Angelyne, the infamous Hollywood Billboard Queen was one of the earliest subjects of this Offbeat L.A. column in an article called Pretty in Pink. However, catching her in a rare video interview was quite a feat. We were fortunate to … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A. Takes a Video Trip to the Historic & Cool Bob Baker Puppet Theater

Bob Baker Theater is the oldest puppet theater in the United States. Its founder Bob Baker passed away in November 2014, but the show must go on. Come on a fascinating 3-minute video journey with Offbeat L.A. host Nikki Kreuzer … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Gone Fishin’…Troutdale in Agoura- Stocked Trout Ponds for Fun & Relaxation

Tucked away in Agoura, on mountainous Kanan Road, between the 101 freeway and the Pacific Coast Highway, lies an unusual and peaceful sanctuary that has been a destination for pond fishing since the 1930s. Two man-made ponds, surrounded by shady … Continue reading

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