Hopped off the plane at LAX…
And into the Los Angeles heat wave.
As you guys know, I’m no stranger to LA. My BFF from college, David, moved out west after graduating and I’ve visited him a handful of times since. And I also sort of lived here post-college.
I didn’t have much planned for my 10 day trip, but it ended up being a fun, jam-packed vacation with David.
We hit up Disneyland as always.
Both of us agreed that the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride is AMAZING. I’ve never had so much fun while also screaming my brains out. I’ll forgive it for taking over my all time favorite ride, Tower of Terror.
The Muppets took the Hollywood Bowl. And we were there to witness.
I’ve never been to the Hollywood Bowl and loved the whole experience including a picnic in our seats beforehand. And of course the Muppets were amazing, as was the firework finale.
I snagged a ticket to Hamilton at the Pantages. I swear I didn’t plan this trip around seeing Hamilton, but I was also secretly hoping to see the LA cast. One of my favorite actors is playing the role of Burr on tour and was SO good.
We saw lots of TV costumes. In honor of Emmy season, FIDM has a free exhibit with costumes from different TV shows. I just about died when I saw some of Rupaul’s dresses were included.
We also went to a special (and free) exhibit at the Paley Center for the final season of The Mindy Project. Did you know that 1-2 pieces Mindy wears in every episode is completely custom made? Seeing the pieces up close was way cool.
I got my nature on at Runyon Canyon. Hiking is typically not my jam — I’m a city gal through and through. But there’s something about Runyon that I love. Maybe it’s the lack of mosquitos?
A Goofy Movie was playing at El Capitan. Whoever decided to create a movie theater that plays exclusively Disney movies in Hollywood should be my BFF. Anyone else LOVE the Goofy Movies?
I took ALL the cliche photos for instagram. #sorrynotsorry
We got emotional at The Museum of Broken Relationships. The museum is full of artifacts and [true!] stories of break-ups. At first it felt weird reading these intimate stories, but then I totally got sucked in. Such an interesting idea.
I spent too much money at Amoeba Records. But that’s no surprise.
I bought more crystals at the House of Intuition. Oh god, am I becoming one of those people that carries around crystals?
Aaaand I ate A LOT of really good food. M Cafe, your veggie burger is real good!
And now it’s back to real life (and grad school and work) for this gal.
Your turn: If you could travel to any city, what city would that be?