13 Sep 2014

Los Angeles by HelloJesso

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Penultimate day in LA!
Time was running out so we had a lot to cram in today.

What I bought:
- Warby Parker (www.warbyparker.com)
I came to LA with no sunglasses and had been meaning to buy a pair all week. So as luck would have it, a new Warby Parker store was opening in Abbot Kinney today. Hurrah! I am officially obsessed with this brand.

As part of the opening, they were giving away free ice-cream sandwiches from Sweet Rose Creamery. Best breakfast ever!

What we saw:
- LA River
We headed downtown to this movie location classic. Remember the chase scene in Terminator 2, how about the famous race scene in Grease? Yes, this is where they were filmed.

- Getty Centre (www.getty.edu/visit/center)
Breathtaking setting and views. Such a nice museum. If I lived in LA, I would hang out here, a lot. It was so nice to just hang out here with old friends and new friends.

- Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com)
On a whim yesterday, we decided to check if there was anything on at the Hollywood Bowl. Imagine our surprise when we saw it was - The Simpsons Take The Bowl! A live orchestra playing songs from key scenes of The Simpsons!

If that wasn't enough, it was hosted by Hank Azaria (voice of many a Simpsons character), Yeardley Smith (voice of Lisa), and Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart). Matt Groening (the creator), Jon Lovitz, and my all time fave - Conan O'Brien all made an appearance. My head almost exploded from excitement!

It was a brilliant evening that ended with fireworks!

Definitely look up events at the 'Bowl if you're ever visiting LA.

What we ate:
- Sweet Rose Creamery (www.sweetrosecreamery.com)

- Casa Linda (www.casalindamexicangrill.com)
Mexican place on Abbott Kinney. Definitely try the shrimp tacos or burritos. Mmmmmmm!

We didn't really have dinner, as after the Hollywood Bowl we decided to head back to Abbot Kinney for drinks.

One drink in, we had the brilliant idea to go and do some late night bowling. So we went. Unfortunately we got there so late, we didn't get to finish a full game. I was in the lead at time of close, so technically I won.

We may not have had time to finish bowling but some tequila may have been consumed which led to the bad decision of drive-thru McDonalds. Oops.