Aaand we’re back!

Great news – 365 Days is back from a (very) long haitus! My family and I have had tons of adventures since the last update and there are some great posts coming down the pipeline to you all. As always, if you end up visiting any the places featured here, we’d love to see your pics and get your feedback in the comments! Thanks for stopping by.

Day 35: The Los Angeles River!

L.A. River

What? A recreational river in Los Angeles? Yes folks, open from May 27th through September 2nd you can play, fish and kayak in the Los Angeles River. Something I have not seen in my lifetime as an Angeleno! I am seriously looking forward to packing up the family and visiting to see what it feels like to play in a body of water that doesn’t have waves…

Day 34: Joan’s on Third

Joan's on Third

It was Sunday morning and my husband and I just picked up our daughter from a sleepover across town. We thought we’d stop at Larchmont, but the farmer’s market was going on and we didn’t feel like dealing with the crowd.  It was lunchtime and I remembered that my husband has never been to Joan’s on Third.  I don’t know how such a thing is possible given that he is in the food service industry, but off we went…

We were heading up to order and I noticed that she had a large LeCreuset like pot full of fried chicken, and hey it was Superbowl Sunday…  I had been jonesing for some good fried chicken for months, ever since I read an article that Jonathon Gold posted (I don’t think he mentions Joan’s but she should definitely be included).  Cut to the chase, it was delicious!  Large pieces of perfectly cooked chicken, not too salty, no soggy breading, not too greasy and not dry!  I ordered two wings and a thigh for my husband, but when I saw the size of the wings, I cancelled the thigh and it was more than enough! My daughter had the Eggs Benedict and they were perfectly cooked as well.   Feeling a bit guilty, I made sure to order some salad to go with our meal, a simple butter lettuce with goat cheese and dried cranberries, dressed with just enough tangy deliciousness to coat the leaves but not cause the lettuce to sag.

This is a perfect stop to collect goodies for a Hollywood Bowl picnic or just grab a quick bite.  I absolutely love this place, the only thing that could make it better would be to open one closer to my home.  Please Joan, open another place the Westside!

Day 33: Ciclavia!

Ciclavia to the Sea

What, no driving in Los Angeles?  Ditch that SUV, or for you Westsiders; your Prius, for your bike, skates or just plain walking shoes.  Ciclavia returns April 21st, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and will transform Venice Blvd. from downtown L.A. to the Sea.  Bring your kids, dogs and smiles…

Day 30: Pacific Standard Time and Public Arts Festival


Spine of the Earth, 1980, Lita Albuquerque. Ephemeral installation at El Mirage Dry Lake Bed, CA Photo: Lita Albuquerque © Lita Albuquerque Studio, 1980

Pacific Standard Time: Celebrating art in L.A. 1945-1980 and the Public Arts Festival are collaborating from January 19-29, 2012.  This eleven day festival lineup promises to be a contrast of visual works staged in public venues and underground works in less grand spaces.  Many events will feature L.A.’s music and theater.  Personally, I’m thinking about checking out Punk Rock at MOCA…

Day 29: Seussical the Musical

Wondering what to do with your kids for the next few weekends?  Take them to the Morgan Wixson Theater in Santa Monica for a children’s theater production of Seussical the Musical.  I took my eleven year old two weeks ago to watch her friend perform in it and it was good fun!  The costumes and props were colorful and talented kids singing and dancing provided a great way to spend a rainy day.  There were some really young kids in the audience and I have to say, this show kept their attention from beginning to end.  It’s only running throught Dec. 17th so go online and get your tickets now!