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Friday, July 6, 2012

driving through LA

As mentioned yesterday on Sunday we met a friend in Venice and had a second and late Brunch. We ate at 3 Square Cafe on Abbot Kinney. The food is super yummy and at the adjacent bakery they have great baked goods too. After we needed a long walk along the beach and also checked out the stores on Abbot Kinney. When we got back to our car all three of us where hungry again and decided to eat some Mexican food. I can't remember what the name of the restaurant was but my burrito filled with a chile relleno was delicious!

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From there we decided to stop by LACMA and see if they still had the Eames living room on display. Unfortunately they didn't. Bummer! The Eames chairs in the entry plaza had to suffice. At least we got to see the Levitated Mass and the Urban Light installation.

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To end the night we stopped by the Standard hotel in Downtown LA for a drink. Of course we headed up to the roof bar where they also have a small beergarden. Since we partied the night before I wasn't ready to drink anything alcoholic I was more than happy to realize they sold Bionade in my favorite flavor Elderberry. Sooo goood! Because we were really tired we headed back to our hotel not too late and by 11pm I was soundly asleep just to be woken up by a fire alarm not even an hour later. I packed my bag still being half asleep and tried to convince P to do the same. He was reluctant to get up while I already saw us on a burning ship and starting to panic a little bit. My heart was beating so fast I could hear the blood in my ears. Luckily after a couple of minutes, which felt like an eternity, an announcement was made that the issue was fixed and we could all go back to sleep. I tried to fall asleep but only dozed off for a short period of time. The next morning we had to get up early to tour the Eames house in Pacific Palisades. And from there we hit the road to drive to Bryce Canyon with a stop over in Mesquite, NV.

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Have a great weekend everybody! I will be back with more travel adventures on Monday..

12 comments:

  1. Gah a fire drill that late at night would kill me! I'd definitely throw everything in a bag and run for it, haha. You did the right thing! Though I can't imagine trying to fall back to sleep after that.

    Your trip so far sounds lovely (elderberry?? mmm!). I love drinking at The Standard in NY, and the scene looks equally as hip in LA.

    Check out all those Eames chairs! Did you steal one? I totally would have. Or two. I love your photos!! That 3 1/2 sign is pretty neat.

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    1. I was tempted to steal a chair but I'm way to chicken to actually try ;) One ore two would have looked good in our house though...

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  2. Looks like you had such a FUN time - I would've probably not stopped eating the entire trip

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    1. Lots of fun and way too much food ;)

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  3. The light installation looks impressive. That has got to be the worst way to be woken up- by a startling fire alarm. Glad to hear it was just a false alarm though. Happy weekend!

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    1. The light installation looked even better in real life, very cool piece.

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  4. A fire drill in the middle of the night, oh dear, I would have packed my bag, too.
    Good that it was just a false alarm. Great pics tough and I really like the roof top of the Standard Hotel in LA. The pictures make me "Fernweh", a couple of days in Rochester are just not the same ;-)

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    1. I always have acute Fernweh ;)

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  5. You make me want to go on a road trip through the US. NOW!!!

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    1. I love road trips! If you ever take a road trip in the US be sure to stop in NJ ;)

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    2. We actually did back in 2008! And we definitely will be back again :) Ich bring auch eine Ladung Kracher für Dich mit ;)

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  6. You guys did so much on this trip! I'm reading about all your adventures and thinking I need to do many of these things. I because I'm a resident, I get lazy and don't feel any sense of urgency. :) Well, I'm definitely going to make the Eames tour happen real soon. So glad you made over to the LACMA. It's my favorite.

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