40 Ways to Celebrate With Sandra                                                    

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  1. Yosemite *
  2. Catalina
  3. San Gabriel Mission
  4. Keys Creek Lavender Farm
  5. Channel Islands
  6. El Matador Beach
  7. William S. Hart Ranch & Museum
  8. Kimberly Crest


  1. Museum of Tolerance
  2. Graumann’s Chinese Theater
  3. Autry National Center
  4. Greystone Mansion
  5. Watts Towers
  6. Griffith Observatory
  7. Barnsdall Art Park & Hollyhock House
  8. Hammer Museum
  9. Chateau Marmont
  10. Skirball Center
  11. Virginia Robinson Gardens
  12. Weisman Art Foundation


  1. Sculling in Marina Del Rey
  2. Hike to the Hollywood Sign
  3. Take an Ikebana Class
  4. Participate in a 5K
  5. Go to the Rosebowl Fleamarket –
  6. Attend a Moth Grand Slam –
  7. Hike Eaton Canyon –
  8. Have a Bonfire at the Beach
  9. Take a Sewing Class –
  10. Ride the Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier at Sunset
  11. See Dudamel at the Disney Hall –
  12. Take an Archery Class in the Arroyo Seco –
  13. Attend a night concert at Huntington Gardens * –
  14. Host a Pizza Fantasia *
  15. Have a 40 Ways Celebration


  1. Dim Sum in Chinatown
  2. Brunch at Calamigos Ranch
  3. Pie n’ Burger
  4. Traxx in Union Station –
  5. Birthday Dinner *

Recent Posts

Skirball Center — Check!

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Oh, you guys!  Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center is simply the most amazing thing ever.  A must-see mix of interactive kid museum meets Burning Man meets Swiss Family Robinson meets DIY Reduce Reuse Recycle heaven meets indoor playground meets activity and art party meets baby drum circle meets a Bible story you read years ago.

The pure fun of Noah’s Ark was exquisitely balanced against the simultaneously heavy and ethereal ‘Women Hold Up Half The Sky’ exhibit.  It’s a visual and emotional journey based on the book,  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  I didn’t leave with dry eyes and I sure wasn’t the only one.  A participatory exhibit that made me open and think and feel and exit ever so grateful for the life I’m living.

SkirbalI: I can’t wait to go back!

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