I just got back from a short four night visit to Los Angeles, which if you follow me on Instagram you definitely know by now. I may have gone a little snap happy and those aren’t even the half of them. I had such a great time, I’ve already moved there in my mind, I’m just waiting for my physical form to follow.
I went out there to visit my little brother and his girlfriend who just moved to LA in May. With both of them so busy with school and work they are still getting to know the city so we all spent most of the time being extremely touristy. We checked out most of the cliche ‘tourist’ spots; the Hollywood sign, Venice Beach, Rodeo Dr., Hollywood Blvd. and the Urban Lights Installation at the LACMA. We did a bar crawl, nearly died on Runyon Canyon and took tons of selfies but even more pictures of palm trees. What? I live in Austin but I love palm trees man. I gotta stock up on pictures of them any chance I get. The whole way along the Venice boardwalk it was step, step, picture of a palm tree, step, step, picture of a palm tree. I’m sure it was very frustrating for the people I was with.
Apart from the endless sights and sounds there was so much food, oh my god, too much food. Warning! Do not read the rest of this paragraph if you are currently hungry and not near food! In four days I ate everything from Croissants and Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches to burgers and Spicy Chicken Ramen. I had the best Butter Chicken to ever touch my tongue. I’m not kidding you guys, If you live in LA or are ever there visiting seriously look up the India Jones Chow Truck, it is delicious. I repeat, the BEST BUTTER CHICKEN to ever touch my tongue! I know what you’re thinking, “Sylvia, why are you talking about this food truck with pictures of another restaurant in the post?” Well, I’m getting there… Sunny Spot in Venice is a must go! It was so high energy and fun. We headed to brunch there on Monday (Labor Day) and it was poppin, like there’s a 45 minute wait poppin. Luckily, I’ve always been a bar guest, I feel perfectly fine sitting at a restaurant bar having my meal. I never thought that that was even something to mention until I started meeting more and more people who’ve said that they just can’t eat at a bar. Anywho, mimosas were flowing the menu had delicious array of Caribbean fare and the décor was so freakin adorable. The bar pictured above, was everything, it felt fresh, vintage, chic, beachy and glam all at the same time. So again, I’m just throwing out suggestions, check it out you won’t be disappointed.
There were still so many other things we wanted to go do, Santa Monica Pier, The Grove and Melrose Trading Post just to name a few. Somehow LA has quickly and easily became a favorite place of mine, probably because my little brother is there and we always have such a great time together. I doubt it’ll be long til I’m back out there.
Still Cali Dreamin’