AHHH so stoked for this weekend. Dan and I have been wanting to have an L.A. weekend for quite some time now. My sweet cousin Emy just got an internship with FOX news and moved to Westwood L.A. for the summer! Lucky us, we get to crash with Em and our friend Bryce for the weekend. Here are a few places we are planning to hit up, maybe we’ll see you there.
The Getty – A center well known for its famous art, architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles — can’t wait!I’ve never been and I’ve heard so many wonderful things about the Getty. The current exhibits feature Parisian artists and rich material ambiance of Paris during the mid-18th century. Oh my…I’m really going to love this!
The Grammy Museum – A museum that uses music as a gateway to learning; inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical-thinking and self-expression. Right now they have exhibits on The Beatles, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson etc.
The Edison – A lounge that retains architectural and mechanical artifacts; a homage to its history of the first private power plant of 1910 in Downtown LA. You enter the lounge through an alleyway! It’s located in the sub-basement of the historic Higgins Building. Too cool! The whole lounge has an industrial gothic vibe of the early 1900’s. Fun fact…the Edison sells martinis for 35 cents on Thursdays and Fridays. How fun!
Santee Alley – One of the most popular shopping areas in the LA Fashion District and downtown Los Angeles. It’s best known for its festive atmosphere and amazing bargains; I like it for it’s knock-off’s of designer bags and shoes. Shhhhhh don’t tell on me. Anything you need, you can find on Santee Alley — from fluffy bunnies to taser guns, not so sure those are legal. Ha-ha.
Located within two blocks between Santee Street, Maple Avenue, Olympic Blvd., and 12th Street, “The Alley” is open 365 days a year from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Illy Espressamente – An authentic Italian-style café focused on coffee and light gastronomy. Illy food embodies the excellence of Italian cuisine, combining fresh, high-quality ingredients with the creative flare of the numerous chefs who created each recipe. Were going to the Cafe in the JW at LA Live!
Lake Street Creamery – An ice cream truck of dedicated artisans that brings you unique flavors in ice creams, gelatos, sorbets and the floats. They make all of their ice cream from scratch! This creamery believes in summer afternoons, ball games and Grampy’s old time lemonade. They believe that a doughnut flavored ice cream should be made with real, fresh cake donuts and not Polyol-6 Donut Simulator and that licorice ice cream and grape soda belong together.
Lake Street Creamy sure sounds amazing. I hope we can catch them! Click on their “find us” link to see where they’re located for the day.
I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and give you the complete update on our weekend when we get home! Yay!