New Moon

Full moon

Lila glanced at the calendar and realized 5 September is the new moon, which she then read online is a good day to make a fresh start. So if you’ve been feeling tired and stressed, it’s a perfect day to make a new beginning!

Quirky Silver Lake

Chandelier on Sunset

One of the things Lila loves most about living in her area, is seeing bright colors combined with ordinary objects creatively re-imagined, as with the wooden chandeliers hanging outside El Chavo Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard.

Labor Day Respite

Sunset over Silver Lake

Today the past months of work and travel caught up with Lila, and she spent much of the day resting. Ian quietly sipped coffee and prepared for the week ahead and a special assignment for which he will be traveling during the next two weeks.

Fish & Shrimp Tacos

Fish & shrimp tacos, cola and hibiscus tea

Ian and Lila often wander up to Best Fish Taco in Ensenada in Los Feliz for quick, affordable, tasty meals. It’s only $1.75 for a fish taco or $2.25 for a shrimp or a potato (papataco, for veggie/vegans) taco, and just $1 for a soft drink, fresh horchata (cinnamon rice milk), jamaica (hibiscus tea) or tamarindo agua fresca (tamarind drink). Plus, Lila feels like she’s at the beach while eating at the adjoining patio underneath a canopy of palm fronds. Bliss.