When I was 14 I went to Los Angeles, California for the first time. I was there for a summer intensive with the prestigious ballet figure Marat Daukayev. I went to all the main tourist attractions plus I experienced what it was like to "live" in LA for a little over a month.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to spend a long weekend in LA with one of my best friends from (ballet) school. We had not seen each other in a while, California was the perfect excuse to meet up with.
I remembered the city pretty well but it was completely different discovering it now compared to when I was 14. This might sound kind of funny but LA reminded me a little of Acapulco. There was a golden age around 1950´s where Acapulco became a very popular spot among millionaires and Hollywood stars. The fame plus fashion and architecture during those years still prevails in Acapulco now a days. This might be the reason why LA streets reminded me of this Mexican city.
I did almost everything in my to do list, plus some other awesome things that were not written down in my black moleskine. Here are my "Top things to do in LA" :
It is a city west to downtown LA (around half an hour driving) where you can spend all day shopping or relaxing at the beach. In my opinion, doing both is the best combination.
This was an amazing experience. Brew HaHa! consists of a comedy show/ drinking game. It is a very relaxed show at a backyard where you can sit and have a lot of fun. Once the show ends you can stay and enjoy the party! I had never been to a stand up comedy show. My friend´s brother is very involved in the comedy business so he suggested we should go. I am so glad we did, now that I have "discovered" comedy I cannot wait to find another great show like this. They have a Brew HaHa at least once a month. Look them up on facebook if you are planning on visiting LA.
It is a very cool restaurant in Melrose Ave. A great place for a drink or a nice dinner. You should totally get the Le Bowl which has brown rice, avocado, arugula, chicken, parmigiano reggiano and some other veggies. Great, now I am craving it...
Somehow I had never visited Los Angeles County Museum of Art before. I started following their Snapchat stories (@lacma) and fell in love with this museum. Through their stories they combine art, sarcasm and jokes. At the museum you can find works starting from ancient times up to the present.
Have a nice week!
Photos by Michelle Katcher and Greta Elizondo.