JTJ: Walk this Way

Calling all art lovers sans plans for the evening! Tonight, and the second Thursday of every month, is the free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk.   The DAW brings art lovers and community folk together to celebrate the arts in Los Angeles' ever evolving downtown.   Many of the DAW activities take … Continue reading JTJ: Walk this Way

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Save the Children

I write about food trucks and cheap ways to live a lavish life - but what about those that face complete starvation and haven't even had a chance to taste the things we've tasted?  Ever.  This doesn't have to happen. Save The Children has launched an emergency aid response in Africa.  Please watch this video, … Continue reading Save the Children

JTJ: Thrifty Thursday

Food trucks, friends, and photography oh my! Come meet me at Melrose Night, a monthly gathering of the best food trucks, store discounts, and exhibits LA has to offer.  Let's create our very own buffet and share something from each of the popular food trucks lining Melrose Ave.   I know, total fat kid at heart, … Continue reading JTJ: Thrifty Thursday

JTJ: I See London, I See France

If you are one of the lucky LA-ites that's out of work or free after 6PM on a Wednesday, then head over to the lavish London West Hollywood where you can socialize, sip, savor and most importantly...SAVE.  That's a word you don't hear often in reference to a Hollywood hotel! The London West Hollywood's Wednesdays … Continue reading JTJ: I See London, I See France

JTJ: Move Over OpenTable

Three words: discount shopping sites.  Thank you economy for giving us unlimited reasons to be online even more than when we first learned of Facebook and Twitter.  It's unbelievable, a new shopping site pops up daily.  From Groupon to Swirl to Hautelook to Living Social, the list seems to be endless.  It's starting to feel … Continue reading JTJ: Move Over OpenTable

JTJ: Fancy Friday

"...it’s Friday…you ain’t got no job…and you ain’t got sh*t to do." Okay so maybe you do have a job and things to do.  But if you don't already have plans for the evening and like jazz, being outdoors, and avoiding the looming Carmageddon nonsense, then here's a fun, le fance and free option for … Continue reading JTJ: Fancy Friday

JTJ: Wednesday Winos

Calling all self-anointed winos!  I received notice today about one of the most truly amazing Los Angeles wine happenings I've ever heard of, and it's totally le fance. The Capital Grille announced its summer wine series, The Generous Pour Event.  Kicking off today and lasting through the end of summer, the experience offers unlimited tastings … Continue reading JTJ: Wednesday Winos

JTJ

Welcome back to Growing Up Golden self and hello readers!  Yea, I disappeared, I know.  But hey, I'm back!  Whilst on my very extended hiatus, it occurred to both my bestiekins and I that I am neglecting my readers of some valuable knowledge I possess and it would be a crime to keep it from … Continue reading JTJ

The Race is on!

Hey there readers! In case you're wondering, "What good could I do in the month of May?"   The answer is easy.   Purchase a shiny, aromatic bag of Don Francisco's Coffee limited edition "Blend to Erase MS."   Now you may ask, "How does a bag of coffee help me do good?"  Well, I shall tell … Continue reading The Race is on!

Budget Beach Day

It’s no surprise I would try and fance up a beach day to the best of my ability.  When you have limited funds for vacations, your best bet – and mine, is to plan staycations.  This past Saturday was the first of many to come. I set my sights on Paradise Cove in Malibu and … Continue reading Budget Beach Day