Santa Monica pier!! So beautiful, and there's such cute coffee shops and such along the main road ( can't remember what it's called!) So jealous that you're there! I wish!!Have fun!Alissahttp://sweetdisposition-lissykit.blogspot.com/
i am so unbelievably jealous right now. vivatramp.blogspot.com
Venice Beach has the colorful characters that would be fun to interact with, Downtown near Staples Center is cool as well. Try going down to Orange County, Newport Beach is the best.
Absolutely the Santa Monica Pier. Also, Venice Beach and 3rd Street Promenade. (They're all relative close to each other, I believe.) I think you'd enjoy the Annenberg Space for Photography, although it's only open Wednesday-Sunday. Wandering around Hollywood and Highland is always fun, but judging from your pictures you've probably already done that. The Getty Museum has some wonderful artwork. Exposition Park is fun; that's where some of the museums and the Rose Garden is located. And, last but not least, LA Live across from Staples Center has some fun stuff - ESPNZone, Grammy Museum (expensive, but mostly worth it), restuarants, and New Zealand Ice Cream (the best ice cream - ever!).Hope that helps :P
yay! la is awesome! what kinds of fun things are you looking to do/what area are you in? (i live in la!)
nice for work or fun?
i see london, i see france, i see katie's underpants!=)
oh have fun!! not from LA so not sure what to suggest. always look forward to your pictures!xo,cbwww.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com
yay! welcome to L.A!!If you want to go as far south as San Diego/La Jolla (LONG daytrip) you can snorkel with Leopard Sharks in the wild. True story!xo
yay! i agree about venice - very funky, very cool. i also LOVE silverlake and echo park (that's where i live!). very hip and fun parts of town.
Definitely Venice Beach. It has some of the best people-watching, and plenty of different musics to dance to! Last time I was there, I danced with a Rasta playing Children's ABC's Reggae. BLAST!
Come to Disneyland! I'll be there tonight!!!
TOO CUTE! This post totally made me LOL. Keep the pics comin. ;)-makay
Your photos are beautiful and VERY creative. I am Brazilian and here had never seen pictures before its equal. I loved very much. Scenarios, the cutouts and collages are AMAZING. I am a big fan and I also have as one of my favorite hobbies to take pictures. Congratulations on your photos are great!By: Pollyanna Ferronato (Twitter: Poli_Ferronato; Orkut: http://www.orkut.com.br/Main # Profile? Uid = 10667272816326399349)
Ohh L.A.! I'm jealous! Last time I went there I was 10.Your photos are so fun and cute. :)Mustart x
Welcome to LA!! Hollywood Bowl is one of my favorite things to do here. See Point Break Live http://www.pointbreaklive.com/pointbreaklive-/HOME.html Hilarious! People love taking pictures in the street lamps in front of LACMA. Go see a movie at the Hollywood Cemetery...oh there is just so much to do here!
The coroner's office has a gift shop where they sell things like chalk-outline beach towels and toe tag keyrings. Google "Skeletons in the Closet."
You have to check out Royal T in Culver City. I just know you'll love it!
you should come to long beach and check out retro row, where all the rockabilly hipsters are, then you can come to my house for a delicious haitian meal then we can have ice cream cake and rum from haiti to toast my birthday, then we'll get on our bikes and ride through town at night and go night fishing off the pier! giddy up!
Griffith Observatory! Lightpost installation at LACMA! Tar Pits! (Free at least one day of the week.)Have fun!
Would love to be doing cartwheels on the beach right now, especially in LA.
Richard Simmons has an exercise studio there and he's happy to take pictures with you afterwards!
Hope you're having an awesome time! I've been to the US and to Hollywood only once. There's one record store you should check out if you like music, that is. It's called Amoeba Records. It was on one of the main avenues, but can't remember its name.I'll be looking forward to seeing your pics!Hug!Miki.
Have fun!!! Warmly, Karen
Go to Point Dume in Malibu! It was the first place I ever went in the LA area (literally hopped off the plane and drove up there). It's beautiful! Here's a photo:http://alucier.deviantart.com/gallery/#/dfjicmYou can hike up to the top of that cliff and see a huge chunk of coastline. They shoot tons of Tv Shows/Movies/Commercials there too!
you HAVE to go to Pink's Hot Dog stand. trust me. anything you can imagine that is edible, they put on a hot dog. it will change your life.
What about...-Little Tokyo-Downtown LA-Chinatown-LACMA -Griffith Observatory:)
1. Get the best chicago style deep dish pizza (outside of chicago) at Masa on Echo Park. They even have veggie meat options. Seriously, it's amazing stuff. Try it!masaofechopark.com2. The Museum of Jurassic Technology is fascinating.mjt.org3. Griffith Observatory for sunset is quite lovely.griffithobs.org4. Farmer's Market at the Grove has a certain old timey feel. You walk around thinking "it's just a matter of time until they tare this down and build Walgreens. While there don't miss Bob's Donuts. Often available hot, and even better than Peter Pan.farmersmarketla.com
well, it looks like you already did runyon canyon! DEFINITELY "neptune's net" at the tip of Malibu...the drive is worth it and the bikers there?! PRICLESS!! Not to mention the clam chowder there! YUM!
Welcome to the west coast, haha! :) Hope you have a great time here!
I don't live in LA but when I go I like to try on fun outfits in a thrift store called Jet Rag:)Venice Beach is fun too!have fun!:)http://fictionalducks.blogspot.com
Getty Center, or Getty Villa, Hollywood Wax Museum and Ripley's believe it or not, Little Tokyo (downtown). Fun places and good photo ops. Of course Venice or Santa Monica Pier and DISNEYLAND!
Oasis on Wilshire Boulevard on Sunday mornings..Google Phil and Holly Wagner.
I'm totally digg'n on "this guy". HOTTIE!
Hi, Welcome to LA my birthplace! I live by the Griffith Park Observatory and the Greek Theater in Los Feliz near Hollywood. You gotta visit those. Of course you've probably already been to Hollywood and Vine and stuck your hands and feet into the cement impressions at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Universal Studios Tour is fun (go during the week, less crowded and you might meet/see actors) We went recently went and the King Kong part of the tour was kinda scary. Universal Citywalk is right next door but doesn't cost a thing to walk around (except for parking); night time is best to see all the lights. The Hard Rock Cafe, Los Angeles is up there. Do check out the farmer's market on Sundays at 3rd and Fairfax. Amazing fresh produce. We also have the LA Zoo that is a fair price to get into and they have the best sno-cones! Wear a hat! As a local, my fav place is Descanso Gardens. Very beautiful and peaceful there. There is another garden in the San Gabriel Valley just east of LA, The Huntington Gardens and Library. That is near Pasadena where the Rose Parade happens every year. Pasadena has the Norton Simon Museum (I love) and the Old Town Pasadena with night life and restaurants. My favs as a kid were Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm where you can still pan for real gold! Hope you have enough time to see allot of So Cal. We're kinda spread out and sometimes it can be a confusing freeway system. Also hope the weather continues to be soooo nice for ya! We're having cooler than normal temps this summer. Best of all, whatever you do, just enjoy yourselves!!
Dang. I was totally guessing Alaska on this one. Have a blast.
If you've seen 500 days of summer, you should go check out his favorite spot, and the bench they sit at in the scene. I'm sure its a great view, and great for photographs.http://www.500days.com/500-days-of-summer-la-landmarks-map.html
If you're looking for the weird and wonderful this week, there's craft and square dancing night at Akbar Wednesday, Yamashiro Farmer's Market on Thursday afternoons is fantastic (right above Hollywood and Highland, great tacos and views!) and then you could do either Hollywood Forever or Outdoor Cinema Food Fest on a Friday or Saturday for a movie scene... also Chinatown Summer Nights on Saturdays is really fun. Too bad artwalk isn't for a few weeks! Drat!
Olvera street in downtown L.A.Huntington Gardens is also beautiful, and Venice Beach is lots of fun. Have a great time!
My suggestion is Exposition Park, especially the Rose Garden (don't pick any) and the truck you can lift with a lever (outside the Science Center).Also there is an event called Moving Beyond Cars on Wednesday night at City National Plaza downtown - that is probably as funky as we will get with our public transportation for awhile!If you have time...would you make us some street art? I live in k-town but you can make it anywhere. I think the beach cities would really dig it!
I'm sure I'm repeating quite a few people, but here are my suggestions:DISNEYLAND!Ripley's Believe It Or Not MuseumThe Pasadena Rose GardenLittle TokyoOlvera Street (close to the above)Pink's Hot Dogs and Philippe's French Dip sandwichesNatural History MuseumLa Brea Tar Pits!Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade, Venice Beach :)I haven't been to Chinatown but it sure sounds fun!And I'm not the biggest museum person but the Getty is lovely and I tend to have fun with the LACMA.Have a great time while you're here!
I'm from the L.A. 'burbs, so don't have many suggestions, but hook up with these guys and they're sure to show you a good time! http://thebseclub.com/ My friend started this with her friends when she lived in L.A. (and since brought it to Chicago) & it is so much fun to do! Code names make everything funner.I've heard this is also a lot of fun http://www.bootiemashup.com/la/Also: Eat In 'N' Out. Best burgers, shakes & fries EVER.
go to the Upright Citizens Brigade in Franklin Village for some excellent and super cheap improv comedy! you and matt will love it :] - Jessica Thalia
Venice beach definitely. You should also travel by bus everywhere I think you'd get a kick out of the people. If you like to shop the Promenade in Santa monica has a ton of stores and they JUST opened a new mall there called santa monica place. Theres a little cafe on Lincoln blvd in Venice called The Talking Stick. Its cute. lol theres free concerts at the santa monica beach on Thursdays
with your awesome photography skills you cannot miss out on visiting the observatory in griffith park at night.! yu get the GREATEST view of la and it makes yu fall in love with the city &its surroundings.going there at night makes me remember why i can never be too far away from my home city of la. :DDD
The Science Center & the Museum of Natural History...most definitely Santa Monica Pier. Long Beach has an aquarium & has beautiful photo ops, if you have a chance take a drive along the coastline on Hwy 1 --- stop along the way...AMAZING!! I don't know how long you'll be but anywhere in CA is not a very long drive, you can head to the beach or head up the mountains---Yosemite for sure!
There is great food at Aroma Cafe in Studio City if you get hungry. And within Aroma, there is the cutest/coolest independent book store that sells great reads and silly knick knacks. All along Main Street in Santa Monica there are cute shops and coffee houses. Hmmmm...Dockweiler Beach is good for bonfires, and so is Huntington. And the coolest diner is called Swingers on Broadway and Lincoln in Santa Monica not far from the beach and pier. Can't think of anything else right now lol. Enjoy your time here!
you can do a somersault? wow that's just great.
Hi! Have fun in L.A.!!! :)Some fun things to do out here... There's the outdoor night films at the cemetery (http://www.cinespia.org/). That is always fun! :)In Santa Monica (on Pennsylvania Ave, between 26th & Stewart - by Santa Monica City college), there's Food Truck Row during the week between 11:30ish and 2pish with lots of yummy food! :)The Dresden (on Vermont in Los Feliz) is always fun for a cocktail!Have a great time! :)
Sorry! 2 more!Upright Citizen's Brigade is so much fun (I know there's one in NY too)!http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/and the Huntington Library (http://www.huntington.org/) in Pasadena is so beautiful to walk through! You'll get lots of great pictures there!Pasadena itself is beautiful to drive around in! :)
I grew up in L.A., so it's not that big a deal for me, but when I go back, I HAVE to go to Two-ees, a funky little resturant right between S. Pasadena and Santa Monica on Huntington Blvd. - the onion rings are worth the trip every time!
My favorite vegan pizza restaurant is there called "Leonardo's Vegetarian & Mexican" :).Hmm let's see...whenever I've gone to LA I've gone shopping in The Alley in the fashion district. They also have this amazing thrift store called "Out of the Closet" with great designer finds. The Wax Museum is fun too.
I just wanted to say I adore every single one of your photos, they're all so full of joy! Unfortunately haven't been to LA yet, so can't give you any tips. But the guys/girls above me can, so have fun over there!
Canter's Deli is a good place to get a sandwich and maybe spot a celeb. Also, the cactus garden at the Getty Centre is wonderful!
You should check out Trapeze School New York on the Santa Monica Pier! My family and I just took our first trapeze lesson there and I would definitely go back for another one! It's not too expensive and I promise you'll have a blast.
Everything I can think of has to do with food. (If you knew me, you would know how typical that is.) I've always been curious about Roscoe's Original Chicken and Waffles and this place:http://randys-donuts.com/You really need a picture of you with that giant donut. To me, that just shouts ELAAAAAAY!BTW, i love your blog. It makes me want to do something creative.
Definitely go see Point Break LIVE! at the Dragonfly. You won't regret it!
Thanks so much for the awesome suggestions everyone!!@ Shukura Li- We're here for work but there's always time for a little fun ;)
You must try the Urth Caffe. Organic, fair trade, green, and d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! Well, I've only had tea and dessert every time I went, but I heard the other items are very good, too. If you like pumpkin pie--theirs is amazing. There are two in L.A. and one in Santa Monica.Love your blog!
You could rent a bike and ride along the beach on the boardwalk. It goes for miles and you can always have breakfast or lunch afterwards at one of the cafes lining the edge. And it's fun to people watch while you're riding!
Welcome to my hood!The Deserted Zoo in Griffith Park is really cool to check out and take photos.Info here:http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/12/amazing_america.phpDirections here:http://events.la.com/los-angeles-ca/venues/show/718349-griffith-park-old-zoo-picnic-areaThe Hollywood Farmers Market on Sundays is really huge with such good produce and prepared food!Also, if you have an ice cream craving, Scoops is my favorite ice cream store in town:http://www.yelp.com/biz/scoops-los-angelesTheir brown bread ice cream is especially delish!Enjoy your time here!
my bf is a comedian and he's in LA now so..here's some comedy shows...my friend kumail is headlining at the Hollywood Improv tonight (Tuesday) and i heard you could get free tickets if you emailed this address email@example.com with Kumail's name in the subject line and then how many tickets you want. my bf is also on this show, he's rory. the bf is also on: Hosting The Hannibal World Tour show @ The Hollywood Improv (Thursday 8pm)Whats Up Tiger Lily (Monday, 8/23), Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill 6122 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CAso, in case you wanted to go see comedy shows....
Definitely Venice Beach - lots of interesting characters & a GREAT place to people-watch. Also, Laguna Beach in Orange County is full of artists, galleries, and beautiful beaches, vistas and interesting people. Have fun on your vacay!!
I just moved here! You should definitely try to get the the Museum of Jurassic Technology although it may be kind of a drive from LA. The abandoned zoo at Griffith Park is also amazing. And you should check out two bars: The Edison in downtown LA and the newly opened Villain's Tavern. Both absolutely beautiful venues. The Edison is in this huge basement space that used to be filled with water. It was actually one of Edison's labs. Also I don't know if it is still going on but the Science Museum has a Mummies of the World exhibit going on that is to "die" for. :) Enjoy!
I just discovered your blog and I love how enthusiastic & full of life you are! I am definitely looking forward to reading your posts :)
AWESOME!!! Have a blast! Although it looks like you guys already are! Love Matty's visor! Hahaha. I remember visors... aha.PS. Where do you get all of your pretty dresses from?! Can I come to NYC and raid your closet some time? Pleeeeeeeease? Haha.
if you are a "The Office" fan I have a cool place for you to go. :)
USC. Duhhhh. :PIt's a beautiful college campus and tomorrow is move-in day!
Go see Willy Wonka on Saturday in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery! It's a picnic waiting to happen...www.cinespia.org
I love this! The colors, the creativity, EVERYTHING! Your life looks so much fun! I think I want to be like you when I grow up (if I decide to grow up, that is!) http://polkadotsock.wordpress.com
Line up for yumminess at L.A.'s infamous fusion food trucks, such as Kogi (Korean and Mexican tacos) and Don Chow's (Chinese and Mexican). You can find their location by following them on twitter.
Fuuuuuun pictures, as always. I've only been there once, and I was about 7-years old. So I can't really recommend anything. Have a super time. I know you will!
Katie, could you please tell me WHERE you picked up that gorgeous red dress from your first picture? I'm in love. Thank you!
Check out the Street Lamp installation at LACMA. I'm sure you would have a blast there. Disney Philharmonic has some pretty romantic secret spots. Check out some Farmer's Markets. I think there's one in Santa Monica on Thursdays.
OMG!!!! you should post the first picture on bedjump.com! ;D
My favorite spot was always Venice Beach. Especially on Marina Del Ray Ave there are a bunch of great places to eat.If you head into downtown near the Staples Center on Olympic and Flower is a great place to eat, City Kitchen. It is built into the side of the Met apartment buildings. I
Katie, I don't know of places to visit in L.A. as I've never been. Just wanted to say that I love your pics, and especially the one of you jumping up on the bed! Just seeing that makes me want to live out loud, right now. THANK YOU for that. :)
my favorite places in LA:-the arts district is my favorite (message me if you don't know where it is and need directions)-santa monica pier-venice beach-west hollywood is fun to walk around and take photos-LA museum of art (there's a fantastic light exhibit outside that you would DEFINITELY love)-Lemonade (that's the name of a restaurant. delicious food, and of course, lemonade)-me! if you want company, i'd love to meet up at any of the above mentioned places!
Go to Rosco's for some Chicken and Waffles.No. 13 on the menu.Yum!
Make sure you don't leave out Hollywood Blvd. It's full of the most entertaining characters you will ever meet in your life.
I know a lot of people are saying Santa Monica & Venice... which is nice and all... but I think you would really benefit from coming out to Downtown L.A./Central L.A./East L.A. area. There's a multitude of things to see and call me crazy, but you seem like the type of person who really wants to see some eclectic, colorful things. Boyle Heights is having a Farmer's Market Friday, East L.A. is having an "art walk" Saturday, Downtown L.A. has lots of awesome street art. Plus there are the FREE Summer Performances at California Plaza downtown. Yup. Welcome to L.A. =)
Welcome to my city!! everyone's suggestions + dim sum in Chinatown on Sunday morning at the Golden Dragon on Broadway. You've got to go before 11 am or it's crazy crowded. And thank you so much for this post, because now I have a whole bunch of new recommendations to check out!have a wonderful time!!
go see THE GROUNDLINGS!!! you will laugh your a** off!!!
I live in LA. I hope you like it. Though it is very hot this week.
Olvera Street and China Town and all the different "districts" downtown (garment, flower, cultural districts, etc.) Getty Museum. LACMA and LaBrea Tar Pits. Miracle Mile. Bobs Big Boy in Burbank. Santa Monica and Venice Piers. Long Beach Aquarium. Japanese Gardens in San Fernando Valley (and like, fer sher check out the San Fernando Valley aka THE VALLEY of the 80's where so many great films were filmed and um my home town, haaaay!) Disneyland. Sea World. Hop on the Catalina Express from the Queen Mary and visit Catalina Island and go snorkel or scuba dive (this time of year is GORGEOUS out there) and tour the island and see the buffalo. So much to do out in Cali. Love to visit but can't stand living there anymore.
Go to Pink's Hot Dog stand in Hollywood. Really neat. A lot of celebrities have eaten there!LOVE YOUR BLOG = PRETTY MUCH MY FAVORITE EVER
omg! i live on the east side, echo park, thats where all the action is! i would fall over if i got to meet you! 805 338 9866,...i know of house parties and all the under ground happenings. text me! -jules
Awww I would love to meet you but we're actually leaving today! :(
Aw, well I hope you had a great time! <3
Nice shots, I should visit L.A. next time I travel to USA. Congratulations!http://mongedraws.blogspot.com
you can indoor skydive if you wanted at ifly hollywood @ universal city walk! it's so fun! i love doing it :]
Such fun pictures, as always, and it looks like you are having a blast in LA LA Land!!!Liesl :)
nice pics ;)
Lucky you :)!And I just love your blog Katie, it's so bright and fun ♥ I absolutely love your photography, you are such an inspiration :)
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