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Last Stop: The Zoo by H.Chisholm

1 May

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You can’t visit LA or live in LA without taking advantage of our amazing zoo. Some say once you’ve been to one zoo you’ve seen them all, but that is false. The Los Angeles Zoo has so much to offer just outside of the city. The location is convenient to get to from all of the LA freeways. You are sure to make memories that will you far beyond your visit! You can learn a lot at a zoo, and see thousands of different species in one day! This is an opportunity that all should take advantage of especially because our zoo has so much to offer. There are many scheduled tours and shows throughout the day so gear up for a busy day at the zoo, but you can also leisurely peruse the zoo on your own time! The zoo is a fun time for all ages. They have exhibits just for young kids, and shows that adults can enjoy as well. Come see all of the amazing animals and plants at the Los Angeles Zoo

To find out more, and plan your trip visit the zoo’s website: http://www.lazoo.org

Thank you for reading our blog! Enjoy Los Angeles! 

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Cookie Central by H.Chisholm

29 Apr

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Next time you find yourself in the Brentwood, Westwood, UCLA area make time for one stop. DIDDY RIESE!!!!!!!!! Located on Broxton Ave. is the greatest ice cream sandwich & cookie place in the world! You won’t miss it because there will be a line of fans along the sidewalk. Don’t be fooled, the line moves quick because of the efficiency of the employees! Diddy Riese is cash only, but the prices are unbelievable! A single cookie costs .35 cents while an individualized ice cream sandwich costs $1.75!!!! The second you walk in you can smell the cookies baking! When you order an ice cream sandwich you can pick from all of the different flavors of cookies, and then you get to choose what kind of Dreyer’s ice cream you want sandwiched in between! I kid you not, this is the BEST ice cream sandwich you will ever eat! Diddy Riese is in the college town that serves the UCLA student body so you are sure too see  tons of college aged kids roaming the streets which makes for a fun vibe. Westwood is a great place to get dinner & DESSERT, and spend the evening walking around in a fun environment! Don’t miss out on this sweet treat next time you are in town!!! 

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Walk Along the Stars by H.Chisholm

26 Apr

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When people think of LA they think of Hollywood and being a star! One awesome thing to do when you come to LA, or if you live in LA is to walk along the stars! This is a sidewalk on Hollywood Blvd. that serves as the Hollywood Hall of Fame! Movie stars and others in the industry are awarded a brass star along Hollywood Blvd. when they are inducted into the Hall of Fame. You can take guided tours through Hollywood, or you can choose to roam the streets on your own! You are sure to run into many characters, such as spiderman and batman who you can take pictures with and crack jokes with! Hollywood Blvd. is sure to be an entertaining afternoon to people watch, and maybe even get to see an A-Lister Celebrity!! Another awesome thing to do on Hollywood Blvd. is to visit The Kodak Theater and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Both Theaters host premiers of movies and award shows reguarly, and you might even catch one going on when you are there! No matter what you will feel like you really are a part of the entertainment industry the second you step onto Hollywood Blvd. Another fun part of Hollywood Blvd. is the nightlife. The hot LA clubs are in Hollywood! You will have a mix of all different types of crowds, and tons of options! You will also get to see the crazies of LA. The people on Hollywood Blvd. come from all around the world, and you are bound to see some extravagant outfits and hairstyles! Get ready for a thrilling experience when you come to Hollywood Blvd., but it is a great experience! 

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The Sky’s the Limit by H. Chisholm

24 Apr

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Have you ever wondered if there is a place in Los Angeles where you can actually see the stars? The Griffith Observatory, located at the base of Mount Hollywood, is dedicated to sharing the complexities of the sky above us. One of the most famous observatories in the world is in our back yard believe it or not.This observatory is also the national leader in public astronomy, and it is owned and run by the City of Los Angeles. Fascinating to both astronomers, and regular college students it is a great experience. The observatory is an extra special place to visit when an eclipse is happening, but every night you will be able to look through telescopes and see the world above. The observatory is open Tuesday-Sunday and admission is always free. There are many different shows and exhibits that you can explore as well. The grounds are beautiful, and a perfect location for a first date. There are also many trails and walking paths around the observatory if you are looking to get away from the city and really explore nature. Next time you are pondering about the sky above plan a trip to the Griffith Observatory, and try and get there next time we have a solar eclipse. The view will leave you speechless, and you might even learn a thing or two about space. Imagine that! 

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Time to get Pampered By V.Acosta

22 Apr

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For all you girls out there, are you sick of having to have your haircut and colors, just to get it styled? Your hair worries are now over. Soon to come to Marina Del Rey is the Drybar, the official blow dry bar of California! Finally you will have a place to get your hair done without the tedious hours of waiting and excess hair damage. For only $35 you can get a variety of styles from pin straight to cover girl curls! Perfect for any occasion, the Drybar is your perfect solution for hair issues! With a multitude of locations throughout the United States, the Drybar is becoming one of the most popular salons and one of my personal favorites! I can’t get enough of the Mai-Tai blowout, a combination of body and beach waves. This casual yet sexy look is one that makes any hairstyle look glossy and gorgeous! Another personal favorite is the Manhattan; this sleek look is perfect for any night out with your girls. For all girls who want to get pampered without breaking the bank, this is definitely the way to go. Whenever you’re looking for a sexy new hairstyle, make sure to try out this new hot spot!

Feeling Artsy? by H.Chisholm

19 Apr

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If you are interested in an amazing art museum or a spectacular view of Los Angeles you must visit the Getty Center. Located just north of Sunset Blvd. on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles you will find one of the most beautiful museums in the world. The architecture will take you breath away. The Getty was designed by an architect named Richard Meier. The art exhibits at The Getty could takes days to go through if seen with the respect they deserve, but it is also doable to glance at everything in a half a day. The restaurants and diners at The Getty are all marvelous. You will find everything from a quick bite at a cafeteria type setting to a five course meal at a five star restaurant with views that will take your breath away. The gardens at The Getty are a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. You will feel as if you have escaped the rush and smog of LA and elevated yourself to a new place of peace, thought, and tranquility. The fountains and artistry of the flowers are amazing, and the back drop of the Los Angeles sky line is unbelievable. On a clear day (which is most in LA) you will be able to see the coast line of Malibu with the Pacific Ocean and the skyscrapers of West LA and downtown LA. You can also catch a glimpse of the Hollywood sign! An amazing back drop for pictures, this view is something everyone should take in. Something interesting about the Getty is you will park down below and ride a tram up the side of a cliff to make your way to the museum. You will not have to worry about finding parking because the parking garage will always have spots, and it is very safe. One of the best parts of The Getty is admission is always FREE! Another facet of The Getty is the Getty Villa located along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. This an extension of The Getty, and it is also free. The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Both The Getty Museum in Brentwood, and The Getty Villa provide an amazing experience, and are just around the corner no matter where you are in Los Angeles. Chanel you inner artist and visit both! Enjoy! 

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The pools at the Getty Villa