Category Archives: Fashion

Louis Louis: A Tour Through the Mirrors of Louis Vuitton

‘Twas a glorious day for a field trip, so local photographer Paul Picasso and I drove to Beverly Hills for a pop-up pop art fashion museum at Louis Vuitton. The first floor in the pink pleasure palace on Rodeo Drive … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis: Poolside on Sunday

Sunday at Tiki Oasis was a lazy one. The early afternoon was spent lounging and cruising the marketplace where we sampled another one of Mustache Mike’s Italian Ice’s treats with a shot of rum. I ran into Lee Joseph at … Continue reading

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Tiki Oasis 19: Saturday Night Rockin’ and the Tiki-Stardust Party

After a short recharging session, Pete and I met up with his sister, Liz H., at the pool as the early part of the concert had just begun. We grabbed some alcohol and soaked up the atmosphere. The sun was … Continue reading

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Midsummer Scream Happening in Long Beach this Weekend

Billed as “The world’s largest Halloween and horror convention,” Midsummer Scream offers over 13 haunted attractions in the Hall of Shadows, more than 300 vendors, panels, makeup demos, presentations about upcoming theme park attractions, and live entertainment. There will also … Continue reading

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‘Tiki Oasis’ 19 ‘Catch the New Wave’ Lands on San Diego Shores August 7-August 11, 2019

The Tiki gods have smiled on San Diego and Southern California once again as Otto and Baby Doe von Strohiem‘s “Tiki Oasis“–the world’s largest Tiki event!–rolls around for the 19th consecutive time, bringing a Luau, music, art, merchants, fashion, cocktails, pool … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Long Beach Crawfish Festival this Weekend!

It’s that time of year again! The Long Beach Crawfish Festival is something we look forward to all year. Gigantic pots bubble with crawfish, potatoes, corn on the cob, and a remoulade dipping sauce. Zydeco music fills the air and revelers … Continue reading

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7th Annual ‘Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTs in Hollywood’ Exhibit Opening Honors not only the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, but Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, Lisa Vanderpump, and Tyler Henry to Boot (and High Heeled Shoe!)

On the sixth day of June, just an evening-and-a-half prior to the most fab of parades the land over, The Hollywood Museum kicked off said celebration of Pride with the opening of the most recent unveiling in recognition of all … Continue reading

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Where to Watch Fireworks in LA on the 4th of July 2019

Patriotism means different things to different people. For me the 4th of July is a day for barbecuing with your family, going to parades and blowing shit up. My only real problem with Independence Day is that horrible patriotic music. … Continue reading

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Goddesses and Gods Exhibit at the Lisa Derrick Gallery in Chinatown

The Goddesses and Gods group show at the Lisa Derrick Gallery in Chinatown opened on June 22, 2019. It was a costume party for the artists and customers. It was also Gallery owner Lisa Derrick’s birthday. Artists included Clive Barker, Rick … Continue reading

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Street Style LA Slides into Summer

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