This post is a little delayed because I had to work early this morning. All was fine until I dropped a lime into my coffee instead of my tea, but I prevailed and drank it anyways. Let’s get fancy.
Beverly Hills is swank and I’ve decided that one day, I will live there. It’s just a fact.
There are very fancy people mixed in with not so fancy tourists and very expensive stores that said not so fancy tourists look into with longing. Molly and I were of these not so fancy people who wanted to be fancy, but not looking with longing, so we just strolled on down the street as though we owned the place. Which one day, I will.
This is also where we were on alert, ready for a celebrity sighting. Many celebrities may have walked by without us even noticing, but we’d like to think that we have keen eyes. We did not in fact have any of these celebrity sightings on this particular day.
After wandering around, and stopping in Starbucks for a drink and bathroom break, we found ourselves in front of The Paley Center, which houses hundreds of thousands of tv shows.They just so happened to have an exhibit on type writers and to offer free admission, so we decided to stop in for a visit.
Before we found the typewriter display, we wandered into an auditorium that many television stars and writers have once stood to speak on their topic, so I couldn’t resist heading to the podium for a photo opportunity. This is me dreaming, one day.
The typewriter exhibit was interesting and it was fun to see things that Julie Freaking Angel Goddess Baby Andrews and John Lennon have once used to type incredible things. We were not allowed to touch them however, so I could not mix my prints with Dame Julie.
After a visit to the museum, we wandered over to a park that a bunch of tourists happened to be snapping pictures of a sign, so we did too but from a respectable distance. It was nice to sit off to the side in the shade as we planned our next adventure.
One thing the West Coast has that the East Coast definitely envies are In-N-Outs. I’m not much for fast food and though I enjoyed the meal, it wasn’t anything I found to be ultra satisfying, however, the food tasted fresher than usual fast food offerings.
The other factor that may have made this meal a little lackluster was the wait. When we arrived, lunch was heading into dinner and we didn’t expect there to be such crowd! We were wrong. After ordering, we waited at least 45 minutes for the food and had to share a table with a kind gentleman. It was seriously super crowded in that restaurant and I was having none of it.
We headed back into Hollywood to see more stars and make our way towards our hotel. I couldn’t resist stopping to take a picture with the Backstreet Boys star to send to my sister. She still hasn’t replied to my message, in which I say, You’re Welcome, Lauren.
Back at the hotel, we relaxed for a little while by the pool before getting ready for a night out at The Grove. First things first, I showed Molly the view from the upper deck of the Barnes and Noble. The sun was starting to set and it was beautiful, but most importantly, it was above the crowd.
We were supposed to meet my friend Brad for dinner, but he got sick and couldn’t join us. Instead, his roommate Jourdan met us for some drinks and appetizers. It was nice to catch up and sit outside next to a spectacular fountain. It even got a little chilly, but nothing too uncomfortable.
It was an excellent day two to spend in LA!