My husband and I went on a short trip to Los Angeles last weekend and just got back today. The weather today in Houston is warm and cozy, but I kind of miss the crisp and cool air in LA.
For us, traveling in cities is more about enjoying the city view and local food. We went to the Griffith Observatory the second day we got to LA, which is located at the top of the Mount Hollywood in Griffith Park. We had excellent view of the notorious Hollywood sign, downtown Los Angeles and Pacific Ocean. We also went to a live show - centered in the universe, in Samuel Oschin Planetarium, which impressed us that how amazing the cosmos is.
The other place I really wanted to go in Los Angeles is the Santa Monica Pier. I have always been a beach lover and the ocean attracted me the most among all the natural views. My husband always says I become relaxed and also excited whenever I get close to the ocean.
Santa Monica beach is spectacularly beautiful and I fell in love with it the moment I set my eyes on it. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit cool and windy that day, so we couldn't walk on the sand. However, my husband and I enjoyed our afternoon sunshine sitting on the bench facing the ocean, since not so many people out there due to the winter season in LA.
Besides the Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier, we also went to Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive. And the most important part is, we enjoyed so much delicious food in LA.
A month before our trip, I started looking up restaurants in LA from Yelp and Foursquare. I had a long list saved before we set off for the trip. Compared to Houston, Los Angeles has a lot more choices of different varieties of food and I always had trouble deciding which one to go.
The seafood by Santa Monica beach was amazingly good and we had the best lobster roll and baked oysters ever. We also tried an authentic Italian restaurant and the pizza was sooooooo delicious.
We thought about trying Korean, Japanese and Chinese food during our stay, but only made it to Korean barbecue in Korean Town and rice balls in Ocean Park.
Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a nice day!
Outfit one: Alice & Olivia Mixed Stitch Sweater (old) and Lace shorts
Outfit two: Hooded sport dress from Lily (old)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Lander Oven-The-Knee wedge boots