Selling Love: Love Freely This Valentine’s Day

  Valentine’s Day is the time when marketing campaigns start slapping lovers, and those lacking one, with print, radio and television advertisements reminding them that modern love is displayed with monetary,shiny and materialistic gifts. As February 14th inches closer, bitterness foams on the lips of the broken-hearted, hope steams from the hearts of  hopeless romantics, and love…

Drink Here: Now Boarding in West Hollywood

If you follow gogafa, then you’re familiar with my love-hate relationship with flying. I am not too keen on the whole being stuck in a plane for hours on end, but I’ve always held a fascination for airports and the whole experience. Well hallelujah, I found a spot that spares me the anxiety of flying while…

Eat Here: Silver Lake Ramen

Ramen: A Japanese noodle soup dish. Oh, Silver Lake, CA you have drawn me in again with your eateries. Usually, my go to after party snack is a couple of tacos with a side of salsa, but last weekend I stepped outside my comfort zone. Friend: “Let’s get ramen!” Me: “Uh, okay…hmm” I wasn’t too…

Artist Spotlight: Who Is Jeff Koons?

  Do you remember those clowns who would twist balloons in a million ways to create a dog, sword or bouquet of flowers? Trust me, if you’ve seen one in action, well it’s impossible to forget. As a child, I remember watching those clowns with my eyes squinted, shoulders raised, and anxiety brewing in my head. The anticipation…

Taco Lovers: Eat at Guisados in Echo Park

  Tacos run the streets here in Los Angeles; some are greasy, some are healthy and some are memorable. So, how can a common food staple like a taco have such a resonating impact on the locals? Well, have you ever had delicious braised meat or a veggie stew wrapped in a warm not-too-thick-handmade corn tortilla? That’s…

Attention Foodies: Eat at Forage in Silver Lake

Forage: (Verb) To search widely for food or provisions. Walking down Sunset Blvd in the heart of Silver Lake you will find one of the best spots to eat in town. Forage is located in an unassuming spot, but don’t underestimate it because it is home to fiercely fresh food prepared Tuesday – Saturday. Once you walk…

L.A. Date Night: The Broad Museum

  Downtown Los Angeles welcomed The Broad Museum this past September, and I dropped in to check it out this weekend. It houses art work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and several other magnificent contemporary artists. Thank you to the founders, Eli and Edythe Broad for satiating the art community of Los Angeles with…

Adele Carpool Karaoke

Drunk stories and rapping make for a good time with Adele in Carpool Karaoke with The Late Late Show host James Corden.

Reality does bite…

I sat on a couch talking with friends, all of whom are in their late twenties and mid-thirties the other night, and one thing seemed apparent; they all wanted more. More money, more love, more happiness, more self-growth, just more. I sat and reflected on the conversation: nothing is what it seems as we grow older, we get…

Brunch Spot: Sqirl in Silver Lake

–”What’s that?” my friend asked as we were driving past a line of people outside a cafe in Silver Lake. –”I don’t know?” I responded intrigued. The place was overflowing with people; then it hit me. It was Sqirl, a  vegan friendly spot (nope, not a vegan) that was on my list of places to…

Where The Heart Is…

I hate flying. I still do, but I love to travel and I love to explore, and without that uncomfortable feeling I wouldn’t get to where I need to go.  That’s what I learned about life this year. The ugly feeling in the pit of our stomach is normal. It is telling us that at…

Um, Because It’s Friday Night!

Let’s take it back to a time when L.A. Gear and Reebok Pumps were at the top of the shoe game. A time when 90’s kids wore oversized t-shirts and played Super Mario Bro. until their thumbs blistered; a time when girls over-plucked their eyebrows into teeny-tiny arches above their eyes.  Nostalgia is a beautiful thing…