10/03/2011

LA in a Day

We've lived in CA for over a year now, but Jas and I still felt like there was something missing from our California experience. Visit some fun beaches/have beach bonfires—check, double check. Drive up Hwy 1 to SF—check (and siiiiiigh). Get a Disney Land pass and go at least three times—check, barely. Go to an Angles game right up the road and stay for fireworks—chickity-check!!! (will tell ya all about that lata) 

But doooood, there was a big gaping hole in our CA experience.... and what could that be? Well hit up all the LA touristy hotspots of course!!!

So we were chatting with our friends Naarah and Brian (CA native)  and Brian kept coming up with all sorts of things that we couldn't miss on our LA adventure..... and we quickly realized that we had found our very own tour guide! Score. So we decided to make the trip togetha.

Pinks, because it's a mighty fine hotdog (or billions of kinds of hotdogs, I got the Martha Stewart) and famous peeps like it too because their photos are all over the walls:
   

Griffith Observatory, because it's beautiful and historic and has an awesome view of LA, all surrounding areas annnnnd the Hollywood sign:




Grauman's Chinese Theatre/all the Hollywood Stars, because what would a trip to LA be with out this touristy item of business?? Chello...

Plus a drive by of Rodeo Drive and some exploring in Beverly Hills (90210)..... not pictured. Woops.

'lette Macarons, because I'm a slave to the wily ways of well made French treats and it's supposed to be the best macaroons around..... and they were diVINE.
LA LDS Temple (visitor center), this visitor center is pretty amazing. So interactive and informational and the temple is a beauty.

Annnnd Santa Monica Pier at sunset. KA-POW!


We didn't have dinner at Fabiolus Cafe, but we wanted to.
We did have dinner at some place with an Italian guy's first name for the title, it was charming with a wandering singer dancing around the tables. And afterwards Jas and Brian may or may not have accidentally walked through a drug–deal when they went for the car. Yeah, so LA's a bit shady–lady after dark.

Thanks to Brian and Naarah we checked our touristy marathon LA day right off the list!!! And a very successful trip it was. There are still a few things on my LA list (The Fashion District and The Getty to name two).... but those "artsy things" will wait until next time.

18 comments:

caley said...

How fun! And beautiful photos - as always! Can't wait until the next post!

Sweet Susy said...

Beautiful pictures! The only place I have not visited from your post is 'lette Macarons..I have to go there now! BTW beautiful pic of LDS Temple. I love it!
I've lived in Cali my whole 20 years of life. and I recommend visiting the SouthBay Area (san pedro and palos verdes) You'll love it!

geri e. said...

@Sweet Susy: Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation—I'm excited to check it out!!!

Audrey said...

What a cool little trip! I totally wish Kevin and I lived closer to some of those cool things! Love your pics like usual!

kelsie rae. said...

you look gorgeous! i love the color of your hair and your lipstick :)

Jacie Saltzman said...

ohhh how this makes me miss LA. grew up there and now am not there. boo. enjoy it while you are there!!

Lucy said...

Happy California to you guys.

the h fam. said...

hello gorgeous!! love your hair color and you are looking fabulous! i also love your lipstick, great color on you!

Audrey said...

geri... i looove la myself and wishin i knew about that dog joint back in the day! can't not do the fashion district, chello!!
Also, your hair did look mighty good. (now my arm hurts from pattin myself on the back) :-)
Love ya See ya Bye!

Bobbi said...

fun..fun..fun.. cute red lips too!

communikate. said...

i love being a tourist in my own town sometimes. it helps you remember why so many people come to enjoy it!

oooh and i love that pretty pink lipstick on you! rock it girl!

Becca's Blog said...

Looks like a fun little day trip...it gave me the itch to go somewhere cool. I love new places! Thanks for the tour.

Battfam said...

That was one FULL day. Lucky you to have a guide. We "spuds" might get lost in LA without one.

Natasha said...

you are so beautiful- love the red lipstick lady!

Shauntelle said...

What a fun trip and awesome experiences! Love the pictures!

Cassie said...

How fun! I've always wanted to go to Pinks! What a great day with great friends to show you around.

Adam,Emily, Paisley, and Hayden said...

ger I am in LOVE with your lipstick and your hair, dang girl you are way to stylish! you inspire me to try new things-you go girl!

Rachael said...

Looks like you had a great time in LA! I've never been there, but I want to visit there someday.
Great photos!
Love your hair too.