LOS ANGELES - what we saw II
When we drove into DTLA and we saw all the skyscrapers and so many people dressed up for work, we realized we’d just arrived in the business district of Los Angeles. This doesn’t mean this area doesn’t have a lot to offer for tourists or if you just want to enjoy a day off! On the contrary, there is so much to do and see here, that one day was not nearly enough!
We started our morning waiting in line at The Broad; being a contemporary art museum, and also considering that it’s free, we wandered around looking at the fun art for about 30 minutes… while we were waiting for what we were truly excited to see: Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room. The line to get inside The Infinity Room is crazy! We had to wait for three hours before it was finally our turn.
When you finally make it into The Infinity Room, you only have 45 seconds to spend in there, so get your camera ready if you want to take a quick selfie. The piece of art consist in a mirror-lined chamber housing a dazzling and seemingly endless LED light display. It’s so funny to look around and seeing your image reflected everywhere! If only you could be in there a little bit longer!
We then had lunch at Ledlow, which is a nice place located on 400 S. Main St.. that also serves breakfast and brunch.
Before lunch we walked outside the Walt Disney Concert Hall, this place has such unique and beautiful architecture that you don’t want to miss it!
In the afternoon we drove back to West Hollywood for some shopping. Melrose Avenue is the perfect destination not only for shopping but also dining and entertainment in LA. One of the most instagrammed spots on this street is definitely The Paul Smith pink wall that everyone photographs, so we couldn’t help ourselves!
One of the most famous neighborhoods, not only in Los Angeles but in the world, is Beverly Hills, which is an actual city (something we only recently discovered) surrounded by the city of Los Angeles.
Beverly Hills is luxury and glamour, it’s wealth and excess, but always in style. We loved exploring Rodeo Drive and walking inside all the magnificent luxury stores. It’s crazy to see how many of these stores are much bigger and better than the ones you can find in Europe!
We had such a great time here, starting with our lunch at The Beverly Wilshire, which was followed by a lot of walking around the neighborhood. The funny thing is that this is the hotel where they filmed Pretty Woman, and we’d just watched this movie on the plane a few days before arriving in Los Angeles!
Do yourself a favor and go to Sprinkles Cupcakes and get a cupcake from their green, pink and red atm machine located on 9635 South Santa Monica Boulevard!
After spending the day in LA, we decided to go to Malibu for sunset, since we were also going to have dinner Nobu Malibu. It took us over an hour to get there, and we were afraid we were going to miss the sunset. We got there just in time, and while we were on the steps on the way down to the beach we were literally stunned by the view upon our eyes.
There are so many great things you could say about the magical sunsets that you can see at El Matador State Beach, but we believe it’s best you just look at the pictures and see for yourself. In the meantime, we’ll just dream of flying back there before the end of the year, if time allows.
We just wanted to say a few words about Nobu Malibu: this restaurant is one of the most famous Japanese restaurants in the world, and we strongly hoped it wasn’t just for its name and location. Unfortunately, it definitely didn’t live up to our expectations. The food was average, it really wasn’t anything special, and if you really want to dine here, don’t waste $400 splurging on so many different dishes like we did! Just have a cocktail and a few small appetizers and you’ll be fine… then you can have dinner somewhere else!