Hey there! My name is Alissa. I’m a writer, a gelato-eater, and a walker in LA.
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I regularly write about design, architecture, cities, transportation and walking for several publications. You can read my latest stories here, or clicking on the publication will take you to all my articles for that publication. You can also read my favorite stories from 2011 and 2010.
- Dwell: Self Preservation
How a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.
- Fast Company: Mad for Madison
Why tech startups—and the people who run them—are crazy for the Wisconsin capital.
- LA Weekly: Flattened L.A.
Can a penny-pressing machine by Diane Meyer save Los Angeles architecture?
- Wired: XOXO Loves Tech
A new Portland conference launches and breaks all the records—and the rules.
- GOOD: Car-free Freedom
Does surrendering your automobile in L.A. make you feel helpless or more independent?
- KCET Food: Kickstarting Restaurants
Some of L.A.'s most popular food experiences are being funded by people just like you.
- Designers and Books: Summer Reading
Four design books for poolside reading that are light but not fluffy.
- Dwell: Self Preservation
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Usually, when I’m begging you to come on an adventure with me, it’s something wacky, like up 100 staircases or down a dark subterranean tunnel. This time, it’s easy and accessible—it’s CicLAvia! Our now-three-times-a-year open streets festival is this Sunday, when 15 … Continue reading →
Palm Springs is one of my favorite places to visit and there’s no better time to go than Modernism Week, the annual showcase of desert-faring architecture and design. This year, I’m one of eight Instagrammers who will be dispatched there for … Continue reading →
In my post wrapping up 2012, I mentioned one of my favorite new tools: Instagram. As I’ll be the first to admit, I was extremely hesitant to join. Why did I need to share my photos somewhere else? I already … Continue reading →
We seem to have found ourselves in the sweetest little surf town of Sayulita, Mexico. Something tells me we’ll never want to leave.
It has been a long, hot summer here in LA. But I never made it to the beach until summer was over. I guess this is how we celebrate fall in LA. Photos by me (@awalkerinLA) @msgluck and @ljoliet via … Continue reading →
It was 90 degrees at 10:00 a.m. when I stepped off the Orange Line in Van Nuys. A perfect day for the beach, as one might say in L.A., or for the pool, or for positioning yourself directly beneath those … Continue reading →
Look, we’re a brand! I guess it’s official. See you back here next week when I’m a married woman. See more on Instagram, where I’m @awalkerinLA
Happy Sunday. See more on Instagram, where I’m @awalkerinLA
It’s been exceptionally warm for the last few days, which has led to some unique shots in my camera, to say the least. We ate meals outside at our new table. Everything seemed to explode into bloom. And the smell! … Continue reading →
When my parents were here last weekend, they brought our dog Belle with them, and we got to spend some quality time with her at our house. It’s funny how having a dog changes the way you interact with your … Continue reading →