Today I want to share my Fast and Furious five days in Los Angeles.
First stop for celeb spotting is the Polo Lounge. Go for lunch and stay for the stars. It's glamorous, relaxed, the food is good and it's where the deals are done. I know someone famous patted my shoulder but I still can't remember his name. See there's Danny DeVito there, one of the guys fr Entourage over there and lots of faces I knew - and names I didn't . I always have the steak tartare and a bottle of champagne (all the better to linger over the table with). The food is surprisingly reasonable - expect to pay about $40 per head incl the bubbles and dessert. Even the toilets are fabo. Yep this is 'old Hollywood' at its best.
|Loew's Santa Monica|
Can I just say I highly recommend the Custom Hotel ? I've stayed in many LA hotels and for value and style Custom cannot be beat. I couldn't believe I was paying under $140 (including hefty la room taxes) for a large room 8 mins fr the airport.And nope I didn't get comped. I never do--welcome to the world of travel blogging.
|Custom Hotel Room|
The museum hosts some of the most famous paintings but I loved the decorative arts ie furniture and household items (see bed photo). The special exhibition of illuminated manuscripts liberated from the original places and replaced into other documents, pictures etc was fascinating. I love to see popular uses of 'high' culture items, but the bibliophile part of me is appalled at the destruction of such valuable items.
I also did some seemingly mundane things - houses hunting in Pasadena, movies at the Sundance theatre chain and buying housewares. I will post this in my mundane things to do blog :)