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Cinespia: A Twist on the Typical Movie in the Park

August 31, 2015 11:30 am

The Hollywood Forever cemetery is an L.A. landmark in its own right. Built in 1899, it lands on the National Register of Historic Places thanks in large part to the stars who found their final resting place here, from Johnny Ramone to Rudolph Valentino. It's also the current site of Paramount Studios. But when Cinespia takes over each weekend, the cemetery attracts even larger crowds than usual.

Founded back in 2002, Cinespia reinvents the concept of movies in the park with its cemetery outdoor movies. The company screens classics on a jumbo screen at the cemetery, and invites locals to bring along blankets, low chairs, and any food and drink they like so they can enjoy the movie. Regular attendees of the event say you should show up as soon as the gates open (typically at 6 p.m.) to ensure you get the best spot. Patches of grass are a hot commodity on movie nights.

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 469-1181

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Clever Storage Solutions for Jewelry and Accessories

August 26, 2015 10:09 am

Storing jewelry and other accessories can be quite difficult, especially if you don’t have a lot of space to spare. Luckily, there are a number of creative ways to store all of those bits and baubles and keep them neatly tucked away.

Shadow Box Jewelry Holder [marthastewart.com]
This unique DIY project turns your favorite necklaces into a work of art. Simply line a shadow box frame with a piece of pretty wallpaper, add a few hooks and hang your necklaces inside. By removing the glass on the front of the frame, you’ll have easy access to your favorite jewelry pieces.

Dress Form Jewelry Holder [luckyshops.com]
If you love all things vintage, you’ll especially love the look of this retro jewelry display. Simply drape all of your necklaces around the neck of an antique dress form, and even place a hat on its head for good measure.

Jelly Jar Hair Accessory Holder [glamour.com]
If you have trouble keeping track of your hair ties and bobby pins, you can use this simple tutorial to keep them neatly corralled. Just slid elastic hair ties around the outside of an old jelly jar, then place the bobby pins and hair clips inside of the jar to store them together.

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California Science Center: Check Out the Endeavour Spacecraft

August 19, 2015 9:51 am

The Endeavour has successfully navigated the perils of space on 25 separate missions over the course of its career. This retired spacecraft is responsible for completing the first mission to the Hubble Space Telescope; it has even ventured to the International space station. But today it's landed for the final time at California Science Center. The iconic Orbiter Vehicle is on display at the science center, along with many other scientific displays.

If air and space travel don't intrigue you or your family, check out the ecosystems instead. In the Forest Zone, you can see kelp forests and the critters who live in them. In the Extreme Zone, learn more about deserts and deep-sea ecosystems. Nearby, the World of Life illustrates the way that the human body works (and most of the cells therein), and at Creative World exhibits, kids can learn the ins and outs of architecture and transportation.

California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(323) 724-3623

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