Carl and I bought a place in downtown LA in January and it has really enhanced our love for the city. He's there through the week and I visit one or two days a week. It's a completely different experience than living in Redlands. Small town vs. urban center- they're both winners.
We walk everywhere. It's a rare occasion that we can't walk or take public transportation to where we want to go. We're just a few blocks from the Fig & Metro station where we can hop on a train. All of this walking helps justify the fabulous dinners at all of the great restaurants downtown. It seems like they're popping up on a daily basis. Our favorites are Redbird, Faith & Flower, Church & State, 10e and Bottega Louie. There are also some classic bars for cocktails before or after dinner. We especially like Seven Grand, the Library Bar at the Biltmore, and The Varnish in the back of Cole's.
There's always something to do. Between all of the museums, galleries and public art there's no excuse to stay inside. LACMA, MOCA, The Getty, The Natural History Museum, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Armand Hammer...to name a few. The recently completed Grand Park, across the street from the Music Center is a great place to take the kids for a picnic.
I always have my camera handy. Here are a few recent pictures.
|View from our condo|
|Disney Concert Hall|
|Levitated Mass at LACMA|
|Rooftop bar at The Standard|
|Grand Central Market|
|The Bradbury Building exterior|
|Interior of the Bradbury Building|
|The Eastern Building|
|LA Central Library|
|View from the 17th floor pool deck facing west|
|Great floor for yoga!|
WE LOVE LA!