Friday, April 18, 2008
Day #2 in LA LA LAND!!
Thursday was our day to go to the big city for dinner and Wicked. We got dressed and left about 10:30 AM for our dinner reservations at 6:00. You never know how long it will take in traffic, don't you know? As soon as we got on the freeway...instant gridlock. We sat and crawled and crawled and sat our way to LA. This was all so new to me. As many times as I have been to California I have never actually been to " the city" as they used to refer to it on Dragnet and here we were cruising...er...driving cautiously...down Wilshire Blvd. We parked near here:
Walked by here:
I figured that this was either 1) some kinky sex parlor or 2) a very "in" restaurant. Internet research has proven that #2 is the correct answer.
We went to the LaBrea Bakery ( of cookbook fame), but alas there was no place to eat so we went next door to Campanile, once home to Charlie Chaplin. Very posh and quite pricey, but girls have to treat themselves once in a blue moon and we had tap water and Salad Nicoise.
How cool are these stairs and they may have been trod upon by some Hollywood Glitterati past and present.
Next we found this beautiful neighborhood of "modest" homes from the 20s thru 40s and walked and clicked. Here is what we saw:
Seems like some cropping might be in order!!
Love that garage door!
This is my favorite because I adore this color...note the shabby wheelbarrow planter!
Cool shutters, possibly cost more than my house.
Chic Hollywood starlet??
Sleep well and tomorrow we will go to dinner and the theatre and see a few more houses. Hope you are enjoying your peeping ;-)