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Ah, how exciting to soak up sun and stylishness in Los Angeles, if only for a long weekend…

…and that’s what we did.

Above, some random impressions, mostly from Hollywood and environs.

  1. Home in Hollywood Heights
  2. Canter’s – (“L.A’s Best Since 1931”) I cannot say enough about how happy I was to buy goodies here. Canter’s is a balm for the soul of someone who achieved adulthood with the help of New York Jewish delis.
  3. Lunch at the Paramount Coffee Project (“Australia’s Hippest Coffee”) on Fairfax. I recommend the Dirty Bird (check out this menu!). And of course, there’s a place for pooch!
  4. Sunglasses, a must
  5. Look up!
  6. Sunday evening espresso at Verve Coffee on Melrose in West Hollywood – SERIOUS coffee!
  7. Iced espresso at the Paramount Coffee Project
  8. The door to the tiny courtyard at our little airbnb in Hollywood Heights
  9. Help Wanted sign, Canter’s
  10. More local architecture, with typical palm and cactus landscaping
  11. Island Fresh, Caribbean seafood restaurant in the Mid-Wilshire neighborhood. I wish we’d had time to stop!
  12. Seems about right for L.A.
  13. Recycled San Francisco patrol car – and they found a parking spot!
  14. Vintage duds at the Fairfax Flea Market – a great way to spend Sunday morning
  15. A Bird of Paradise bloom in someone’s garden (using an in-camera effect)
  16. The view from Hollywood Heights
  17. LACMA architecture (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
  18. Full moon with palms over the city

Last, setting up for the Oscars. The statues were getting their golden glitz treatment in a lot behind the Dolby Theater. We were en route to grab an espresso on our way to the airport but the street was closed and there was no place to park and run over.But we did pull off briefly to grab a few shots of the behind the scenes prep for Hollywood’s favorite event.

But more important – what about my double espresso?? There was nothing else nearby other than Starbucks, so I took my chances that at least one genuine independent coffee purveyor would be located at the airport. Yes, but what a walk – all the way from terminal five to terminal six at LAX – whatever works – it did the trick!

 

 

 

 

 

 


22 comments

    • I love the early 20th century architecture you see in the residential areas. My sunglasses, on a golden heavy laminate table int the sun – got a good one of my hair clip, too! ;-).

  1. You pretty much captured what it is about big city life that gives me the heebie-jeebies these days! In other words, done almost too well! 😉

      • Seems like the older I get, the more the mob scene and traffic freaks me out. Grew up in a big city (Boston), moved to San Francisco in later years, but from there I started arranging my life to be farther and farther out in the boonies. These days it’s pretty stressful just to get close to a big city… esp. LA of all places. I never did like So Cal even back in my younger years… far too frenetic and crazy.

  2. Love the vibe you captured, Lynn! The Oscar statues getting painted was a hoot, and now I’m wondering if there is a special maid service around here? I think not. Thanks for sharing such a fun view of a city that I always enjoy.


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