Ode to LA, written during the pandemic

This article was first featured in AAA World Magazine print in September 2020. ODE TO LA By Melissa Curtin Pelicans soar along the water line, and dolphins follow me down the beach. I admire a pack of surfers soaring and swiveling as the waves carry them home, or at least to Malibu Pier. Sixty years ago, fictional surfer girl, Gidget, rode these same waves in … Continue reading Ode to LA, written during the pandemic

L.A. Summer with Tchaikovsky, Sondheim, and Chagall!

Back-to-School time is upon us, a chill is in the air, and I’m excited to help scoop up all of the best L.A. has to offer this year!  But before digging into new fall happenings, I’d like to share my culturally enriching summer season here in LaLaLand!  I challenge anyone who claims that L.A. is only about glitz and glam – for I experienced some … Continue reading L.A. Summer with Tchaikovsky, Sondheim, and Chagall!