Things to Do With Pops in LA

Father’s Day is upon us. And with that in mind, we thought to share some possible activities you can do with your old man today. You may find this post especially useful if you still don’t know what to do and are trying to find something last minute. It’s okay, we all do it.

For the Outdoorsy Father

If he loves spending his time outside enjoying nature’s landscapes, you have to consider taking him hiking on the Sara Wan Trailhead at Corral Canyon. This is where mountains views meet the sea’s horizon. And best yet, Malibu’s Corral Canyon is the only coastal canyon in Los Angeles county that has never been developed. That’s right, raw nature, just as it was intended.

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The Art Lover

Just in time for the Father’s Day weekend, bring him to the Pasadena Chalk Festival where more than 600 artists gather to make street art in many styles from classical to contemporary. Held at the Paseo Colorado Shopping Center (280 E Colorado Blvd.) it’s the largest street painting festival in the world. In addition to the art, there’s plenty of food, shopping, and live music to enjoy. Oh and it’s free, so go.

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The Multi-Tasker

If he can’t resist the chance to kill two birds with one stone, you gotta take him to Blind Barber in Culver City. Not only can he get a traditional haircut and straight-razor shave here (please take him if he needs one,)  he can also enjoy crafted cocktails at their speakeasy space. Yes, this place doubles as both a barbershop and a bar; business in the front, party in the back. The atmosphere has a younger, hipper vibe, so make sure that’s cool with him. The happy hour is 6-8pm btw, if you’re into that.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping the Food Industry

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This week we celebrated Back to the Future Day and wow, things have changed drastically since the first movie came out. At a time where anything and everything is a button away, companies are having to think smart about how to keep up with the economy. “The VC Grocery List” by Corie Bown in the Entrepreneur Magazine  discussed the progress in technology that made it possible for the food sector to meet millenials’ growing demands for time-efficient and high quality products.

Today we have, “Big Data for farming, alternative and better sources for nutrition, and the reimagination of food delivery,” states Randy Komisar of Tech Crunch.

Among other things, consumers have only scraped the top of the value chain by raving about Postmates and Grubhub. Yet, according to Brown, VC’s have picked up venture trends like plant and insect proteins, aquaponics and urban farming that are predicted to go onwards and upwards. Tech-savvy food and beverage industry is also contributing to the wellbeing of the planet and the population by reducing waste and use of chemicals as well as accelerating distribution.

It’s interesting how millennials’ obsession with tech and Big Data is a trait that’s often criticized is also rousing the world be more and more efficient everyday. The ever-evolving pressure has inspired many to be creative in using technology.

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