Spring Garden Tour 2018 Recap


20180506_161521I had the awesome pleasure of attending the 2018 Spring Garden Tour “Blooms With A View” hosted by View Park, Windsor Hills, and View Heights residents.  The tour showcased beautiful gardens and a wonderful vendor fair filled with art, crafts, plants20180506_160224 and more.  The Spring Garden Tour is a bi-annual event that first began 19 years ago in efforts showcase the luxurious gardens right here in our own backyards, literally.  I would like to thank all the participants for opening their yards and sharing them with us.  See you guys again in 2020!  Check some of the Vendors below.

Inspired Garden Artistry


Cultural Interiors – 323.292.1500

Floral Visions – floralvisions@sbcglobal.net – 310.667.1113

GreenArt Landscape Designs – 323.939.9281

Kersey Girl Creations – 323.792.4243

La Placita – 12710 Washington Blvd, 90066 – 310.350.7110

MB Landscaping & Nursery – 310.619.4170

Ricardo’s Nursery – 562-428-7252

Enkone Art That Breathes – Enkone@ymail.com

Wine Down Wednesday


Check out Wine Down Wednesday, Windsor Hills own night of fun, comedy, and wine.  The show was moved from the Hollywood area to Windsor Hills because of a desire to bring local “go to” premier  entertainment spot to our area without all of the hassle that comes with going to Hollywood.

This week’s show is hosted by Kalea McNeill and features London Brown (Fat Reggie in HBO’s Ballers), Tacarra Williams (Kevin Hart’s Next Level), and more! We create a vibe, complimentary wine is provided (early arrival suggested). Personal Chef, “Color Me Creole” will be preparing her famous Cinnamon Fried Chicken with Red Beans & Rice. Vegan options available as well. Music will be provided by DJ Young Free of the Dru League.

Wine Down Wednesday is located at Cultural Interiors, a boutique in the Slauson Overhill area where you can find gifts, artifacts, and art from ancient African, Indian, and Asian cultures.  Feel free to explore while you enjoy the show!


4421 W. Slauson Ave

8:00 Doors Open

8:30 Showtime

$5 presale, tix avail instore or online at winedownw.eventbrite.com

$10 at the door

Spring Garden Tour & Vendor Fair

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View Park*Windsor Hills*View Heights*Ladera Heights

May 6th, 2018 10am-5pm

 Vendor Fair at Monteith Park 4616 S. Mullen Ave L.A. 90043

This unique experience gives a private showing of several backyard gardens.  Our tour takes you through one of the most diverse landscapes in the Southern California.  Each home has its own signature appeal and unique radiance.  With all of the homes in a 3 mile radius this gives our participants an opportunity to make friends, shop at the vendor park and enjoy a beautiful community.

Visit all backyards or just a few.  Rain or shine


Spring Garden Tour

Purchase Tickets Here

HELP View Park Become Listed as a Historic Place on the National Registry!


“Since the early 1920s, View Park, CA has been one of the most prominent neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Today, the area ranks among the wealthiest African American communities in the country. View Park Conservancy aims to maintain its prestige.”

 View Park Conservancy started with a mission to preserve the multi-generational legacy, historic homes and cultural values of View Park, CA and surrounding neighborhoods.  Our organization is dedicated to the proliferation of property values and the continued growth of the historical significance of View Park. Our flagship initiative is to get View Park listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, a valuable distinction that increases our property values, attracts great businesses and maintains the prominent legacy of our neighborhood for years to come.Property values in View Park have experienced a long depression due to the lack of amenities and historic status. View Park Conservancy aims to maintain the amazing legacy of our neighborhood and protect it from rapid unwanted change, but we cannot achieve our goals alone.  View Park Conservancy aims to preserve the rich neighborhood heritage and legacy of View Park, CA through outreach, restoration and research.

Round Up: Hills Park Heights 2014 Spring Garden Tour


I would like to applaud the maginifecent floral design and retirate how awe struck I was while attending  the Windsor Hills, View Park, Ladera Heights 2014 Spring Garden Tour.  The eclectic landscape design  of the gardens was amazing.  The beauty of these gardens was very relaxing and tranquil.  The Vendor Fair, which takes places Monteith Park in View Park, was in full swing by the time I arrived and it was jam packed with extremely creative and talented people right here from our own communities.  I met several very creative vendors, Mira, Loni, Cynthia, and Rhoda.  Mira was in the middle of creating something awesome. Mira says she been painting all her life and says she “derives her inspiration on creating positive images of women.”  Loni, whos been painting for 15 years has a more abstract style.  He’s been known as Black Picasso.  Loni recreates forms and shapes and dubs his style a classy culture.  Cynthia, another vendor, who works with gourds, yea gourds, isn’t that awesome.  Cynthia who was inspired by her mother, uses every bit of the gourds.  She makes purse, bowls, magnets, vases, leather cuffs, and more.  Rhoda, who has a high love for gardening and succulents created and sold vertical gardens.  Rhoda also is the Founder of “The Factory, Inspirational Yard Art & Garden Artistry by Rhoda.”  I also had the privelage of meeting the the Ladera Heights Girls Scout Troop who educated me on earthquakes and how to prepare for them.  The Ladera Heights Girl Scouts are working toward the hightest badge ther is for Juniors, the bronze badge so Good Luck Girls!!! Check out the pictures I was able to snap of yet again another awesome Garden Tour, see you guys again in 2016!  For any information on the vendors or the Garden Tour email Team@inspiredgardenartistry.com.

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3954 Fairway Blvd

Living Room

3954 Fairway Blvd stylishly remodeled home in prestigious ‘View Park’ ! an open floor plan makes this a great entertainment home. Beautiful hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel opens to spacious family room with half bath. family room has patio/pool access. Spectacular master suite & bath with patio/pool access. living room w/modern fireplace opens to patio/pool area. 2nd fireplace in one bedroom. relax at pool side or enjoy views from the upper patio. terraced rear upslope. detached pool dressing room. secure entrance. All yours for $685,000.  Open Houes Saturday, 3/15/14 @ 10 am to 2 pm.

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3954 Fairway Blvd

SouthLA HOH: 3903 S Burnside Ave


Located in Baldwin Hills, this spacious home  has a wonderful open floor plan and a  pool overlooking partial views of Century City! The remodeled kitchen features a large island and new professional stainless steel appliances refrigerator stove and dishwasher with apron sink. The home has been upgraded featuring new windows and stunning custom maple wood doors throughout. The original hardwood floors have been refinished in a rich Kona Coffee stain. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and is complete with an en-suite bath. The backyard patio area has had a complete make-over and is perfect for a fabulous spring pool.  All yours for $755,000.

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3903 S Burnside Ave

HOH: 3602 Homeland Drive

With a little work this amazing View Park Streamline Moderne home with spectacular views of downtown and mountains would make a wonderful home in the hills.  This homes features 3 bedrooms and 2.5b bathrooms sitting on just a little over 2000 square feet.  Perched high on the hill this 1938 home boasts an ample & impressive foyer, spiral staircase, wood floors, sunny kitchen and sunny circular breakfast room; formal dining room; spacious livingroom w/fireplace; an attached garage w/ample storage areas; two suites upstairs w/outstanding views & balcony in master; lower bedrm has french doors that open to lovely private backyard – a rare find, well-maintained with original architecture intact and invaluable. Enjoy a backyard w/two large tiers & ample patio space; In a highly sought after neighborhood… w/attractive access to all areas of the city; your dream home and a fabulous opportunity – priced to sell. STRAIGHT SALE no strings attached. Public records shows 2 bedrm, buyer to verify all constructed space.You can enjoy your new home for the holidays and start the New Year perfectly. This can all be yours for $599,000.

3602 Homeland Drive

Know Your History: Park, Heights, Hills

Ladera Heights, Baldwin Hills, View Park, and Windsor Hills make up the largest, wealthiest, predominately African American community in the country.  For those not familiar with the area, imagine one big hill, on the west side of the hill there is Ladera Heights, on the north, Baldwin Hills, to the east, View Park, and to the south, Windsor Hills.  Until racial restrictive covenants were lifted in 1948, African Americans were unable to purchase homes in these areas, similar to Jews not being able to purchase west of Labrea (which gave to the formation of Hancock Park, The Jewish Beverly Hills) and not until  the 1980s did Park, Heights, Hills fully become the mecca for middle,  upper-middle, and upper class African Americans after black entertainers and athletes began moving to the area.  Ladera Heights is often the priciest of the four areas since it offers gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean.  Ladera is portioned into three sections, known as “Upper Ladera,” “Lower Ladera” and “Old Ladera”. Upper Ladera includes all houses north of Slauson in between La Cienega Blvd and Shenandoah Ave, while Lower Ladera (the larger of the two) consists of all houses south of Slauson in between Wooster and La Cienega. Old Ladera is the small area just east of La Cienega and south of Slauson.

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Obama Has Breakfast In View Park

North Hill: Baldwin Hills

South-East Hill: Windsor Hills- View Park 

West Hill: Ladera Heights

HOH: 3625 Fairway Boulevard

This  gem located at the top of View Park needs slight work, (Wale joke) but its views are impeccable.  This House On A Hill features 3bed 2bath, 1911 square foot home is full of character and charm.  Offering gorgeous city views from the living room dining room, and the front porch.  Amenities of the house feature 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, crown molding and loads of storage space.  The home is updated with central air and heat with automatic outdoor lighting.  This can all be yours for $590,000.

3625 Fairway Boulevard