Downtown Hollywood, FL. Photo by Jennifer Ann Love.

What’s going on with the shade trees Downtown?

Based on a risk assessment, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has decided to remove 13 copper pods from the Historic District that spans two blocks as part of a beautification project, generating some concern from residents who love the shade trees. The scope of the project includes new landscape, festoon lighting and lighting curtains […]

A New Addition—Emily Hayner

One-year ago, Artist Emily Hayner and her guitarist/songwriter husband Jeff, moved to Hollywood from Virginia. This little ditty is going to focus on Emily (we’ll get to Jeff in a future installment). As a child Emily was forever with her trusty sketch-pad. In high-school she excelled in art, however, when it came time for college, […]

Hollywood–Holly Can!

I recently returned from a visit to New Orleans’ French Quarter. I was struck by some similarities to our very own Downtown Hollywood. Both communities are culturally diverse; both are easy to navigate by foot and both have an abundance of dining options, art galleries and bars… That said, the French Quarter rocks it daily/nightly—it’s […]


Whether Half-Frog or Heron—you can’t pose without the proper clothes! Hollywood recently welcomed a new Yoga apparel emporium—Liquido (1937 Harrison St.). Renata Facchini has brought the popular Brazilian brand to Hollywood and while the colors and vivid patterns dazzle—the functionality is the cat’s meow. Versatile active-wear—comfy, lightweight—no sag, no bag. If you’re a Yoga aficionado […]

Be Still My Heart

Gilbert and Sullivan popularized the line “Be Still my Heart” but in the case of Living Statue, Daniela Viotti her only moving part IS her heart! This ever changing, but rarely moving gem can be seen each and every 3rd Saturday during Hollywood’s Art Walk. Daniela is stationed at Anniversary Park (corner of 20th and Hollywood […]

New Gallery Hits Hollywood

Hey Hollywood, there’s a new gallery in town “The Doris White Art N Form Gallery” at 120 S. 20th Avenue (between Hollywood Blvd. & Harrison). Doris and her husband Henry are both artists who encompass but go beyond traditional, creating what I fondly call Prac-App-Art (practical, applicational art)–painted purses and handmade wooden jewelry boxes (oh they […]