Café Review: Blu Elefant Café, Los Angeles
We finally got ourselves over to the Blu Elefant Café on a lazy summer Sunday afternoon. The spot is on a relatively quiet mid-town piece of Washington Blvd., so I couldn’t miss the sparkly elephant sculpture and sidewalk tables.
Parenting, Not Parenting and freedom to choose
I’ve been reading Time Magazine’s special issue on child-free women and families, and have found myself in an odd position. I’ve recently contracted to manage social media and online marketing for CMomA.org, an organization that supports women who are childless both by choice and by circumstance. I’m also the proud mom of a teen.
Imaginary Letter from My Government Representative
“I have not been at the forefront of this issue, I have not led any legislation or debate that relates to it, nor have I really done sufficient research when I voted on issues like this in the past. In fact, there were a few times I vigorously opposed it.”
Café Review: Bolívar Café and Gallery, Santa Monica
My teen son and I checked out Café Bolívar on a late summer afternoon at the recommendation of friends. I was delighted to find a relaxed atmosphere, great service and really good coffee. This was a special “review” visit and not a real working session, but we stayed long enough to dodge rush hour and […]
Café Review: Espresso Profeta, Westwood
If you’re looking for a quiet spot with great coffee and solid wifi in Westwood, leave the main boulevard and head around the corner to Espresso Profeta. It’s a pretty spot in a beautiful brick building with a small but airy indoor area, and outdoor seating in a garden-like setting.
Café Review: The Talking Stick, Venice
Thank goodness for the relaxed and generous atmosphere at The Talking Stick in Venice, California!
Café Review: The Koffee Klatch, Laguna Beach
The Koffee Klatch is my wifi spot in the Laguna Beach area. It’s got a bohemian/hipster vibe and gets a pretty broad range of customers, being just off the more heavily beaten tourist track a little further up the PCH.
Café Review: Green Earth Coffee, Lake Forest
I’ve been coming to Green Earth Coffee in Lake Forest for the last couple of years whenever I’ve been in the area. I love it for the relaxing sense of retreat, the great coffee and the solid wifi.
Southern California’s best wifi spots, now a downloadable book
The popular wifi review series, My Wifi Life, has grown to cover SoCal’s best spots from Orange County to Antelope Valley. Now, you can get the entire series collected into a clickable PDF…
Café Review: Full of Beans, Ojai
We spent last week in Ojai, California, where I met my deadlines at Full of Beans, just south of town. They serve locals and tourists good coffee, specialty drinks and lunch either outdoors, on the inviting side porch or in the tree-shaded back courtyard.
Hound Dog + Cat, a new mom and pop pet supply shop, is opening in our Los Angeles Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. The mom and pop are Josh Dragotta and Karena Martin, area locals as excited about creating community as they are about […]
Café Review: The Grind Coffee House, Apple Valley
Visiting the high desert last week, I found good coffee, easy wifi and friendly people at The Grind Coffee House. Check out the amazing baked goods…
Café Review: Vees Café, Los Angeles
Vees Café in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles is a “best kept secret” for wifiers seeking great fare, solid wifi and a down-to-earth, relaxed vibe.
Café Review: Kaffa! Independant Gourmet Coffee House, City of Orange
Kaffa! in Orange, California is one of the great, locally-owned cafés that inspired me to start the My Wifi Life review series. I’ve been going there for years whenever I’ve been in the area. My heart skips a beat when I realize my travels will take me near them.
I just learned about Boa Sr (Boa Senior, known as chaachii). She was the last surviving Bo-speaking member of the Great Andamanese…
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