Last weekend, I coaxed Jeff into flying south to LA for the weekend, rather than having me fly north Friday and back south on Sunday. (No, its not that tough to coax Jeff to LA :)
For me, LA is a blur of supersaturated images intensified by the bright sun. So, as I was working on the snapshots for this post, I had some fun and pumped up the colors.
NOW they are LA!!
For this weekend, we returned to an old favorite hotel that had been recently renovated. The London (formerly the Bel Age) is definitely aiming for the high-chic West Hollywood/Sunset Boulevard crowd.
On Saturday, we took a sunny drive out to the coast and then up the Pacific Coast Highway. (The photo at the top of the post is in Malibu.) On our way to and from the coast, we wound our way past ritzy houses in Beverly Hills and Bel-Air (actually...mostly gates and high hedges). Yummy food and mojitos at the Abbey, amongst other indulgences. (The window display below is selling bedding? You tell me.)
On Sunday, we drove to the Getty Center, perched on a hill overlooking downtown LA in the distance. The Center's dramatic marble-clad buildings and popular gardens were PACKED with Angelenos soaking up some culture along with some sun.