LA’s Architectural Gems – Paul R. Williams
This edition of our LA Architectural Gems series celebrates the work of LA native Paul R. Williams, a pioneering African American architect who designed numerous iconic buildings in the city. During an age when racial prejudice was strong, he overcame barriers to become known as the architect to the stars, designing homes for Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball and as well as the brilliant mind behind the conceptual design and redesign of many iconic L.A. landmarks such as the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Building on West Adams Blvd in Jefferson, the Shrine Auditorium near USC and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Family-Friendly Fun This Fall
Fall is upon us – not that you can tell from the hot weather! But hey, we can pretend, right? To help give you the traditional autumn feels, we’ve picked a few activities to do with the family over the next couple of months. So grab your scarf, sweater and boots and enjoy!
The Art Season is Here!
Fall is known as the ‘Art Season’ and this autumn is no exception. From rarely seen works by acclaimed artists and filmmakers to explorations of key moments in world history, there are enough exhibitions to fill your calendar from now until Christmas! We’ve highlighted a few that we think are worth checking out around the city.
Make the Most of Your Garden This Fall
Fall is a great time to think about garden maintenance. Take stock of what has gone well and what hasn’t and also plan for the seasons ahead. We share a few ideas and tips, including how to receive a rebate up to $15,000 from the LADWP, to help make the most of your outdoor space in the coming months.
Celebrating National Read a Book Day with Our Favorite Books
What’s your favorite book? A question that often strikes fear in the heart of our insecurities and has us scrambling for a smart answer. But a book is a book. It enriches, entertains, teaches and, most importantly, our favorite speaks to us. So on National Read a Book Day we at Ahead of the Curve Homes our proud to say these are ours.
Our Picks for Labor Day Weekend in LA
As we all know Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer although living in LA we are fortunate to experience summer all year round. That said, it doesn’t stop us from truly embracing the three-day weekend spirit with pool parties, festivals and family BBQs. To help you make the most of it, we’ve rounded up a few of the best things to do in the city this weekend. Have a great one!