Susanna Schick

railLA Inspires Angelenos to Ride The Rails

Last week I went to the opening of this fascinating exhibit, which runs through August 28th; railLA is a working group formed by the LA chapters of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects to raise awareness and get people excited about high speed rail. Above, Gunnar Hand, Chair of railLA, speaks with cyclists excited about the possibilities of high speed rail travel. You can listen to the full interview here: Gunner Hand talks about Rail LA at…

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Pledges For The Planet in Silver Lake on Earth Day 2010

Sustainable Silverlake hosted a lovely celebration in the parking lot of indie-music mecca, Spaceland. At the entrance, we could sign in and read a list of suggested promises to choose from. They even had an “advanced” page for those of us who are already doing a lot. Dublab made a webcast of our promises which you can listen to here. Broadcasting our promises to the planet was a really great way to celebrate Earth Day, and I think it makes…

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Rozae Nichols and Arianna Huffington Share a Launch and a Celebration of Los Angeles Fashion & Culture

Photo Courtesy Ryan Rickett On Wednesday evening,  Barneys New York Fashion Director Julie Gilhart hosted a launch of Rozae Nichols’ new line, IAN, in conjunction with the launch of The Huffington Post’s newest local blog, Los Angeles, under Managing Editor Willow Bay. As one would expect from Barneys in Beverly Hills, it was truly a chic and elegant event, complete with champagne and canapés. Willow Bay, Rozae Nichols, Arianna Huffington and Julie Gilhart sat as a panel and answered questions. In…

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Blue Bottle Coffee and Fair Trade

Coffee Snob Chooses Starbucks over Artisanal Blue Bottle! OK, I must admit, I’m not a coffee snob. If it’s thick as tar and wakes me up, it’s coffee. However, I know others who are. Especially here in San Francisco. I heard a lot of buzz about this “Blue Bottle” place, and although I haven’t yet tasted the elixir myself, I have a heartwarming story to tell. My sister-in-law told me about a recent experience she had at Blue Bottle at…

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