Hi Guys! I’m back!
I got sick late last week and was MIA from work/the world for a couple days…but I’m back and ready to dive riiiiight back in to those sweet, sweet California memories. ❤
*warning – this post contains lots of pictures!*
I woke up day 5 with a bittersweet feeling in my stomach because I was ready to conquer the day, but I was sad it was our last full day in Cali. We decided to have breakfast then make our way to The Broad. This is a contemporary art museum in downtown LA.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a popular coffee shop in/around LA – i’d say it’s just okay.
We had tickets for admission to the Broad, but once inside you need to reserve a time slot in the famous Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room. It was about a 90 minute wait, and a 45 second experience in the exhibit. Haha. 🙂
The art in the museum was interesting…to say the least. We thought it was hilarious.
Andy Warhol’s “Twenty Jackies” – 1964
After we left the Broad, we decided to take a drive to Venice Beach. We were both excited to check it out and guys… it didn’t disappoint.
Venice had really cool artwork on buildings everywhere… I was loving it!
The houses right along the beach had the craziest architecture!
& by night…
Our favorite part was watching the skaters at the skatepark that boarders the beach ❤ 🙂
I loved this mini skater… he was SO CUTE!!
We left Venice after sunset and headed back towards the city. We decided to stop at a popular area called The Grove for shopping and dinner.
The Grove outdoes themselves with the Christmas decorations – it was California Christmas-y heaven!
The Farmers Market was a cute little place that was attached to the Grove that had HUNDREDS of hand-crafted gifts.
At one point, I looked up and… snow! Snow at the Grove in Los Angeles! (It was soap but, no one knows that 😉 )
Yet again, my boyfriend let me choose wherever I wanted to go for dinner and after browsing the options at the Grove, I chose an oldy but goody Maggianos.
I’ve now had Maggiano’s in Boston, Las Vegas, AND Los Angeles!
Italian girl loves her some good pasta.
I’d show you a picture of what I ordered… but, I didn’t even take one. Guys, this dish might’ve been the best restaurant food I’ve ever had. It was the “chef special” and it. was. amazing.
Braised Beef Rigatoni al Forno Created by Chef Anthony Psyk including : savory braised beef, marinara Sauce, Smoked Mozzarella, Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes.
December in LA … I am so blessed and grateful to have experienced this.