I’ve been wanting to start a new feature (column?) on the blog for awhile now about some of my favorite places in Los Angeles. I have lots o’ favorite things to do, eat, and see (mostly eat), but there are also so many places I have yet to explore, so that will be fun to share as well! I’ll be posting these faves randomly and have started a new category for “Around LA” so they’ll all be in one place.
*This photo I took of Griffith Observatory is from December 2010. In the dead of winter! In general, Griffith Park is one of my absolute favorite places because the views are incredible and the greenery is so peaceful, but on this particular day, the visibility from the observatory was so clear that we had 100% visibility of the entire city, from the ocean to the west and the downtown skyline to the south (and everything in between). Breathtakingly gorgeous, let me tell you.
More to come!
Last weekend, (I know, I’ve been a very absent blogger… I’ve been on holiday hiatus aka work was taking over my life…apologies, I love you) one of my friends from Australia stayed with me for a few days. She’s currently on a trek across America so I tried my best to be her tour guide of Los Angeles (her first stop on said trek). First off, her name is Jenna and she is the best thing ever. She brought me Tim Tams and Vegemite. She had never seen an Urban Outfitters or J. Crew. She took a photo of the candy isle at Vons (“American lollies,” she calls them). And she tested out frozen yogurt for the first time. So the whole weekend, I got to do all of my favorite things with someone who was fascinated by the newness of those things. Imagine seeing Forever 21 for the first time. The clouds part and rays of sunshine reflect directly off that $4 sequin belted dress in the display window, creating a rainbow of sparkles for miles. That’s like the best ever. She. Is. Great.
We tested out macarons at Paulette, visited Griffith Park Observatory, and hit up an AMAZING craft fair (Renegade Craft Fair). Of course, we did all the touristy things as well, i.e. 3rd Street prom, Rodeo, Disney concert hall, Americana). Best part: the weather was unexplainably beautiful for December. Perhaps Jenna brought the Australian summer with her? (ED note: aaaaand now it’s downpouring rain)