thaKing and I just got back from LA last week. He was there for work and I tagged along just to hang out. We stayed downtown and ventured out on the subway to Hollywood. Hollywood is surprisingly small. The walk of fame meanders on and on, but it's basically one big block that encompasses Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Kodak Theater. We also went to a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live. OMG, TV is sooo fake! We were told to clap and act super excited for the intro to the musical guest that wasn't even there! Part of work obligations included going to a reception at the Walt Disney Theater, home of the LA Philharmonic. The building is one of the most architecturally inspiring I have ever seen.
We also went to a professional boxing match and saw Oscar de La Hoya, Magic Johnson, and Eddie Murphy. The main event went the full 12 rounds and ended in a draw. I see that as getting your money's worth, however most people were really upset about the draw. We also found the fashion district which was like a huge flea market with the blocks and blocks of handbags! The bags weren't knock offs, but I think I bought a Big Buddha bag sans Big Buddha hardware, for $22! (Not the one pictured above) My favorite part was going to Santa Monica. This was the shopping I had been looking for, all within a few blocks: Kitson, Nordstrom, Tory Burch, Anthropology!
It was great to finally get home. Elka had been staying a Dogtown all week. She was exhausted and excited to see us, needless to say.