Happy Drawers, Happy Life

What better time to resurface than a lovely spring holiday weekend celebrating both Passover and Easter.  Two holidays bringing together family, slowing down the hectic pace of life, reminding you of what’s most important, and of course, concluded by a giant feast and if you’re lucky, hopefully stomachache- free. And with that, what better time then to also do some spring cleaning, letting go of … Continue reading Happy Drawers, Happy Life

JTJ: Slow Children Crossing

Hey everyone!  If you’re looking for a fun and FREE way to start your weekend, join me tonight at the Comedy Central Stage at The Hudson Theater for Robotic Chocolate: The ReMix, featuring LA’s hottest sketch comedy troupe, Slow Children Crossing.  How could you pass this show up with an inappropriately amazing name like that?  The talented SCC troupe provides a fast-paced rollercoaster ride of … Continue reading JTJ: Slow Children Crossing

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 important question is…you want to laugh? Then go see 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, but hey – it’s just being economical.  Or so I … 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 in the heart of Beverly Hills. Set up camp in … 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 at Sunset is a chic and sophisticated, open-air twist on the … Continue reading JTJ: I See London, I See France

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 self-diagnosed case of A.D.D. to boot, then this is the … 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 your Friday night! Jazz at LACMA features a different jazz … 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 for $25 per person, plus the purchase of one entree … 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 you.   So, without further ado, I present to you “Jen … Continue reading JTJ