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The Gamble House

February 6, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Gamble House in Pasadena is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by architects Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company.

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The house, designated a National Historic Landmark in 1978, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California.

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One-hour docent-led tours are available to the public Thursday-Sunday. Tours begin at noon with the last tour beginning at 3:00 p.m. A picnic opportunity awaits every week on Brown-Bag Tuesdays. Enjoy your lunch on the terrace and take a docent-led 20-minute tour at 12:15 or 12:45 pm. Docent-led tours are the only way to gain access to the interior of the house. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

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WHAT: The Gamble House
WHEN: Open daily 
WHERE: 4 Westmoreland Place | Pasadena, CA 91103

CONTACT INFO: (626) 793-3334 | gamblehs@usc.edu

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Stimson House

January 7, 2015 — 3 Comments

Stimson House is a Richardsonian Romanesque mansion near downtown Los Angeles, on Figueroa Street north of West Adams. Built in 1891, it was the home of lumber and banking millionaire Thomas Douglas Stimson. During Stimson’s lifetime, the house survived a dynamite attack by a blackmailer in 1896. After Stimson’s death, the house has been occupied by a brewer who reportedly stored wines and other spirits in the basement, a fraternity house that conducted noisy parties (causing consternation among occupants of neighboring mansions), as student housing for Mount St. Mary’s College, and as a convent for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

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When Stimson House was built in the 1890s, the Los Angeles Times described it as “the costliest and most beautiful private residence in Los Angeles,” a building “admired by all who see it.”

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More than a hundred years later, the Times said: “From the front, the 312-story house resembles a medieval castle, with brick chimneys standing guard like sentries along the roof and an ornate four-storycrenelated tower on the northeast corner, a noble rook from a massive chess board.” With its $150,000 cost, it was the most expensive house that had been built in Los Angeles at the time.

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From the day it was built, the 30-room house was a Los Angeles landmark. Neighbors and occupants have referred to it over the years as “the Castle” or the “Red Castle” due to its turret-top walls, four-story tower, and red-stone exterior.

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The Stimson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and has also been named a Historic-Cultural Monument (# 212) by the City of Los Angeles. Material prepared for the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission’s review of the Stimson house in 1977 called it “architecturally unique in Los Angeles,” “the best example of this period of American architecture in Los Angeles” and “one of the most significant structures in the Los Angeles area.”

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WHAT: Stimson House
WHEN: Day time
WHERE: 2421 South Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA

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AWOL Snow

January 8, 2014 — 2 Comments

The day has finally come! The holidays are over and it’s time to plan your next vacation at Mammoth Mountain. With AWOL resident headliner Anthony Attalla (recently featured in DJ Mag under the headline “Destined for Greatness”), AWOL veteran and Vegas resident DJ Stellar, special guest Brazzabelle, and AWOL supporters from across the West Coast, what more motivation do you need to book your AWOL Snow experience today?

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AWOL Snow will be taking over Mammoth Mountain with group winter activities, organized dinners, and night parties that will be sure to have your ears pleased, legs sore, and heart warm once again. Based at the beautiful four-star Westin Monache Resort, AWOL is offering the best that Mammoth has to offer – just steps from the Village Gondola – for significantly lower than market rates! Prefer a condo? Simply email snow@tryawol.com for condo pricing!

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The Westin Monache Resort sits amidst all the fun and outdoor activities that makes Mammoth Mountain a spectacular year-round destination. Their convenient resort location puts you within steps of the village at Mammoth – offering great shopping, nightlife, and more. After a full day of exploring the local area, relax in their signature Heavenly Bed® which guarantees a restful sleep while their Heavenly Bath® promises a renewing experience with oversized bathrooms and invigorating shower.

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Book now at our official hotel and take advantage of the lowest rates, first choice of rooms and the backbone of our culture—the people. Each Westin Monache Resort package includes accommodations, taxes & passes to all AWOL Snow events for the number of occupants indicated.

WHAT: AWOL Snow
WHEN:
January 24 – 26, 2014
WHERE:
Mammoth Mountain, CA

CONTACT INFO: snow@tryawol.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter 

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Blackout Elements

October 2, 2013 — Leave a comment

Blackout Elements takes its inspiration from the four basic elements (earth, water, air, fire) and includes indoor exterior environments, unusual tasks, and encounters with both odd and incredibly frightening, characters. The scares are still physical and psychological, but the experience feels less like an abduction and more like a journey through a ‘Narnia’ or ‘Wonderland’-like fantasy world gone terribly, terribly wrong.

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Over the years Blackout Elements has developed a cult following for its extreme brand of immersive horror theater. Creators Josh Randall and Kristjan Thorgeirsson are infamous for obliterating the traditional rules and limitations of haunted attractions and bending the genre to encompass darker, more extreme, scare tactics.

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The interactive set has multiple courses and tormentors, so no two experiences are the same. Climb, crawl, and feeling your way through paths obscured by fog or darkness. Forked paths require a choice be made and create the illusion of being in control of your fate. The illusion of having control over how you explore the haunt makes the experience intensely personal and absolutely exhilarating. The experience is a barrage of horror and phobia scenarios capable of triggering a wide range of emotions.

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Watch a video here.

WHAT: Blackout Elements 
WHEN: 
Friday, October 4 – Sunday, November 10, 2013 
WHERE:
Variety Arts Theater | 940 South Figueroa Street | Los Angeles, CA 90007

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $65
  • No one under 18 admitted and you must walk through alone

CONTACT INFO: ticketing@blackouthh.com or safety@blackouthh.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter

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Get ready for the first-annual AWOL Oasis! Unlike any other music experience of its kind, Another Way of Life, is the perfect mix for the senses. Essentially a destination music event, AWOL asks you to go on vacation, with consistently unbelievable DJ lineups including Grammy-award winners, DJ Mag Top 100 acts, and much more dance music talent. This two-night experience will be hosted at The Curve Hotel and Resort, a beautiful boutique property under the Palms Springs sun. AWOL rooms will be either pool view with a private patio or balcony overlooking all the action or a serene mountain view. They’ll be hosting a Friday afternoon pool party and keep the music going well into Saturday morning, an all-day pool party on Saturday, and finish it off with a Saturday night closing party.

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Just one mile from the exclusive shops and vibrant nightlife of downtown Palm Springs, tucked amidst swaying palms and regal mountains, The Curve is a destination of unique style and character. Think mid-century chic meets boutique hip, with a casual, approachable personality that puts every guest instantly at ease. The Curve boasts beautiful views, cozy cabanas, and a large pool and jacuzzi for your enjoyment.

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Palm Springs is a short drive from anywhere in Southern California, and since it’s their 2-night summer event, they’ve priced it to be extremely affordable! No flights, no time off work, just a short vacation with some of your favorite people and music, all under the sun with beautiful desert mountain views.

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Book now to reserve your rate and room as they have a limited number of rooms for this private event. Purchasing a hotel package through AWOL will be the only way to grant entry to the pool area, so don’t hesitate! AWOL not only features a music experience in the most beautiful locales around the world, but a culture of lasting connections, friendship, warmth, forward-thinking and open-mindedness.

WHAT: AWOL Oasis: Palm Springs
WHEN: June 28 – 30, 2013
WHERE: 333 East Palm Canyon Drive | Palm Springs, CA 92264

DETAILS: 

  • Click here for pricing—each hotel package includes 2 nights accommodation, taxes, and event entry

CONTACT INFO: oasis@tryawol.com or (866) 410-0707

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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