Sunset in Palos Verdes, CA

Architectural Salvage in the hills of Palos Verdes, California

by clicking here! Be sure to check out our store!   Another dreary day in Southern California although the first day of spring was days ago, it doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to get here.  Fritz-the weather man- has made promises of a “spring-like” week come Monday.  Spring meaning  sunny skies and mid-70’s … Continue reading

A small history on The Big Little Books

The “Big Little Books” were first published in 1932.  The first of the series was The Adventures of Dick Tracy which was released shortly before Christmas with monumental success. At a time when the effects of a depression were weighing heavily on our nation, these books offered a big punch for very little bang to your … Continue reading

Getting Holi in Hollywood

This Saturday, Odd Little Hippo- alongside a few hundred others- had the chance to try something different in the Pacific Palisades. The gathering took place on the beaches of Will Rogers State Beach in a festival of explosive color to honor the ancient tradition of Holi. Pronounced like the english Holy. Holi is a Hindu … Continue reading

Razzie Awards

The complete list of winners is: Worst Picture of 2010:     The Last Airbender Worst Actor:  Ashton Kutcher, in both Killers and Valentine’s day. Worst Actress:  The Four “Gal Pals” of Sex and the City Worst Supporting Actor: Jackson Rathbone, for both The Last Airbender and Twilight Saga: Eclipse Worst Supporting Actress:  Jessica Alba,The Killer Inside Me, Little … Continue reading

Long Beach Estate Sales

Today found Odd Little Hippo in Long Beach and Los Angeles once again getting pounded by the rain.  Have I mentioned how ready I am for spring?  What is the purpose of living in beautiful “sunny” southern california if I have to bundle up in winter gear just to leave the house?  Okay my pity … Continue reading

Adele and her new album 21

For so many people all over the world, music is a sort of transcendent experience.  It has the ability to take people from the mundane to an exhilarated state.  What an amazing power, that which is music and the voices and instruments that express them.  What an amazing power to be able to bring such joy into our … Continue reading

Men’s Hairstyles in the 1960’s

The Sixties was a time of extreme changes in both cultural and political trends. It has been dubbed the “cultural decade” because of the counterculture and social revolution near the end of the decade. The decade has also been labeled the Swinging Sixties because of the fall of many social taboos relating to sexism and racism. The decade … Continue reading

Music and a Movie Monday

For the past couple of weeks we have been picking out one movie and a song every week for our Music and a Movie Monday promotion on our facebook page.  We try to pick a decade piece in the form of a movie that either speaks to a generation, has a nice look-back on fashion … Continue reading

Rain rain go away!

What a sad weekend it has been in Los Angeles!  The rain just doesn’t seem to want to let up this year and with over six inches of rain in the last three days, it is safe to say our city is in shut down mode.  I had never seen anything like Angelenos and the … Continue reading

Welcome to our blog!

After getting my feet wet with an Etsy store, establishing a groove on my facebook page, and falling in love with Twitter , I am finally getting to my blog. Poor little blog has just been hanging out with nothing to sing or shout since November. When I first started this whole ordeal of getting … Continue reading

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