Thursday, January 17, 2013

Visiting Los Angeles

So, did you know I went to California last weekend? It was a sort of last minute decision. Like, I booked my ticket on Sunday and flew out on Thursday. I'd never been to L.A. before so I was super excited for the chance to visit. We stayed in Pasadena but I got some time to explore Hollywood and Beverly Hills.  Aside from the fact that it was the coldest week in California since the 40's, I had a blast.

On Thursday night we had tickets to Jimmy Kimmel live along with Green Room access courtesy of a connection with work. When we walked up to the theater, the guy outside said we weren't on the list and I almost started crying. My fingers were numb bordering on frost bite, my tongue was recovering from a near-scalding run in with some hot cocoa, and there was a line of people staring at us and I know they were thinking we cut the line or something.

So we stood there waiting for him to figure out why we were on the Green Room list and not the audience list. And pretended there wasn't an angry mob 10 feet away. It eventually got sorted and we sat in the third row during the show after some complimentary wine back stage.

After the show we rode around looking for a nice view of the city. We ended up on Mulholland drive and luckily did not cause any car wrecks. I tried to snap a few pics of the skyline but my lack of tripod made getting anything decent next to impossible.

Friday I had time to kill on my own so I walked around Pasadena for a few hours. There were several very photogenic churches and City Hall was pretty impressive.  Actually, most of the architecture is pretty impressive.

Are you in love with Pasadena yet? I didn't want to leave. I don't think the temperature rose above 55 degrees while we were there, but other than that the weather was beautiful and I could have walked around for days on end.

After my little adventure we went to dinner at a place called Mi Piace - the wine was bottomless and the bread was pretty good so I went to bed happy.

I think I'll save the 2nd half of my trip for another post - this is a few too many pictures for one day.


  1. Love these photos. Pasadena is one of my favorite places! I had no idea this weekend was one of the coldest since the 40's, but I do know I was frozen blue all weekend! Your photos make me want to explore this city more!

  2. You will have to come back for a play date!!


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