I recently found the site CurbedLA. Maybe I'm the last one to come upon it. I freely admit there are areas where I'm so very "last year" and often "last decade". If I ever think I've got it going on all it takes is a visit to iTunes. Lady who? Bruno who?
Architecture is one of my passions so I'd like to think I'm a bit more current in this area. So, I found CurbedLA and it's become one of my daily reads. They also have versions for six other cities nationwide. I love it for a couple reasons. It's got interesting real estate articles and pictures. Not just the sophisticated Gehry and Neutra news but also developments that are impacting LA's urban planning and.... juicy "tabloid news". For example, they had an article about the Chateau Marmont and how you will get banned for tweeting bad celebrity behavior. And there was a picture and link about a couple having sex on the rooftop of an architecturally significant building on the USC campus. Who knew there was architectural tabloid? It really is a great mix of news.
However, the real reason I started reading it is that I'm trying to out smart Dave. He knows this city inside and out because of his 14 years of being a location scout. Every time he gets a job and I hear him talking about it I try to name a location he doesn't know. I came close....once. Turned out he knew the place I was talking about, he just forgot he had done a job there a few years ago. I'm hoping the next time he needs to look for Mid Century homes I'll be able to name a little undiscovered neighborhood I read about on CurbedLA.