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

The Friday Funnies

You know how people ask, "you want to laugh?" A) Who doesn't?  Really, when was the last time you heard someone reply, "No, not for me thanks."  Exactly.  That's just silly!  And B) there's a 50-50 chance the person will not laugh at all after having set such high expectations.  But in all seriousness, the … Continue reading The Friday Funnies

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: Canon Concerts

It may be very last minute, but if you're looking for something fun, festive and free tonight, then head over to the Beverly Canon Gardens for Concerts on Canon, featuring a variety of upbeat music from jazz and classic standards to Latin, Folk and Reggae.  Similar to the aforementioned Jazz at LACMA...but under the stars … Continue reading JTJ: Canon Concerts

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

Music Monday

White men may categorically not be able to jump, but a few of them sure can rap...and this one will definitely surprise you. Check out the first four tracks from Jared Ryan Shaw, and be on the lookout for his music video releasing soon! It's okay, you can claim you found him first.  I won't … Continue reading Music Monday

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: Manilla Monday

It's just another Manilla Monday. If you're anything like me and have a hard time keeping track of your boatload of bills, accounts, passwords and so on because you're much, much too busy remembering all of the extremely important and hardly important things you need to do for your boss or company, and have a … Continue reading JTJ: Manilla Monday

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