Monday, March 30, 2009

Discovering the City of Angels

One of my very best friends Tori and I decided on taking an adventurous journey in to the city of Los Angeles. As many fellow Californians know, LA is filled with diversity and culture-which made the adventure over the last weekend even more worthwhile. Initally, we had planned to drive down for a concert, but decided to make it into an all day event :) Here is a small glimspe of our trip to Los Angeles, CA


First Stop: The Elliott Smith Wall (Silverlake, CA)
For anyone who understands the history and significance of this wall (turned into a memorial) can only comprehend how appreciating it was for us to visit this site. The works of Elliott Smith and the tragic death of him will forever be remembered by this memorial. Although it was such a great experience, I felt sadden by the graffiti that covered the wall; the harsh unnecessary remarks of the graffiti just broke our hearts. We left it by signing the wall with our thoughts to him, just as many others have done before. He is a legend and will forever be missed.


Second Stop: Lunch at infamous restaurant, the Ivy on Roberston Blvd. Which by the way, isn't all that wonderful as people made it out to be.


Third Stop: The Shopping
We made is down Melrose and Robertson, here are a couple of the store in which we shopped at:


Last Stop: The Ophreum Theater for a SOLD OUT show for Cold War Kids!



29 comments:

  1. LA is fun...I wasn't blown away by the Ivy either.

    That looks like such a cool venue....so glad that you love Cold War Kids...Nate is an old friend of mine!!

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  2. wow, this is so bizarre! i was actually going to do a post on Elliott Smith and the wall! I got to write on it, too! more bizarre: My friend used to date Johnny's old roommate, so we would see them play the rooftop of their apt all the time at parties before they got big. I am so surprised we haven't run into each other or know the same group of people!

    I love this post. awesome pics!

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  3. wow that sounds like the perfect day! love your outfits...
    that's interesting about the Ivy. I wonder why everybody likes to go there then...
    I guess to see and be seen. There, I just answered my own question. Haha.

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  4. the orpheum is cool!
    the ivy is annoying, and better make sure somebody else is paying!!!
    and i am too old to shop on melrose, but hope you had a blast!

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  5. sounds like an awesome day. i love driving up to LA. (:

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  6. ah! i was born and raised in fullerton and then i worked in brea (at the brea mall, carlton hair) for ten years. crazy! do you go to the twisted vine often?

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  7. haha i love making that fishy face! i am pretty epic at it...

    and i love the cold war kids!

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  8. Aww, I miss Silverlake! And Echo Park, hehe. I used to love going there on weekends.

    Also, Wasteland, super awesome store!!!

    And Cold War Kids... they're just plain amazing!

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  9. you look really really beautiful. and i love the grafitti background- and coldwarkids. love them! youre so luckY to see theM

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  10. what a great story, felt like i was there.

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  11. That looks like it was a great day! Thanks for sharing it with us ^^

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  12. You look gorgeous in that purple dress at the top! I feel like I went on a day out with you in this post.

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  13. I've been on this page for at least 1h30, just listening to your music, I looooove your playlist! I've made several notes to self to look up some of these songs! :)

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  14. Wow such a nice trip!!
    I wanna go there also :)

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  15. Looks like so much fun! I am so jealous...the Cold War Kids are amazing! I must say you looked absolutely fab at the concert and while shopping. I need to make my way to that coast sometime, it is so rare that I do, but the shopping and culture are so great!

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  16. awww - you guys are cute! looks like it was adventurous and fun!

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  17. Lovely pictures! I love your purple dress :)


    Hugs and kisses
    -Nora

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  18. sounds like a lot of fun!
    Oh and I love Röyksopp playing on your music player!

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  19. you guys look great at those pictures, I would love to visit LA one day!

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  20. so fun.
    especially love the elliot smith wall.

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  21. i love LA. haha its super fun. and that ivy restaurant... what do they serve?

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  22. Tagged you! :)
    Love your blog!

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  23. The Elliot Smith wall looks really cool.

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  24. Beautiful pictures! And you look so damn cute! I haven't been here on the blog for a while, regret it already. Ill check in everyday from now on! :D keep up the good job and once again u look so damn CUTE!

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  25. Ahhhhhhhhhh LA :) great photos :)
    You two look so cute ;)
    xoxo
    Su

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  26. where are you? i hope you are ok!

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