Even though we technically live in LA County, "LA" LA feels worlds away (the beach, the amazing restaurants, the museums.) It's always such a treat to make the drive out to try a new brunch place or see a famous LA landmark. Having family in town this weekend was even more reason to bring out the camera and capture some of these awesome experiences around our new city. First stop, the LACMA!
I couldn't get enough of this cool yellow noodle installation. It was so simple, yet fun and fascinating! (I could totally relate to the little kids who refused to get out and rejoin their parents, or in my case, my husband.)
This big rock is the "Levitated Mass" installation. We spent a lot of time shamelessly trying to perfect those touristy perspective shots that made it look like we were holding it up with one arm.
It was a typical hot Southern California day, so naturally ice cream was our next stop! We drove into Larchmont Village to try the famous ice cream shop from Portland, Salt & Straw. They use local ingredients to build their menu of flavors and it was all incredibly delicious.
The next morning, we went to try the beautiful fancy pants brunch spot Bottega Louie in DTLA. I mean, to say the space is gorgeous in an understatement, from the high ceilings to the glass displays of desserts and colorful macarons. Their brunch was good, but desserts here are the clear winner.