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.