Sunday, February 16, 2014

Los Angeles Travel Diary: Day Two

Happy Valentine's weekend! S and I were meant to leave the frozen tundra of New York to another frozen tundra of Montreal but our flights were cancelled the morning of our flights. We are a little disappointed but are making the most of it - House of  Cards, couch-time, sleeping in are all on the books this long weekend.

The persistent cold is getting little tiresome and it seems fitting to post the second instalment to our LA travel recap (earlier posts here and here).

Our day started with a (very) quick spin around Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, including taking a necessary picture of the Beverly Wiltshire (We are all fans of Pretty Woman here).

Then we did the right thing by moving quickly along to LACMA.

I wasn't aware that pieces of the Berlin Wall were floating around the world until we saw the massive structure right outside the museum right by the food trucks. I googled and found this interesting article on other locations the wall can be seen as well (though I doubt the accuracy of the NYC Paley Park piece - I haven't seen it the last few times I've traipsed through).

We spent hours at the museum. The James Turrell retrospective is fantastic - it takes talent to use something so simple as light and space, and turning them into art that S and I talked about for hours after. We are very jealous of those that managed to get special tickets for the Perpetual Cell and Dark Chambers portion of the exhibit.
One of the best parts of the museum was actually Metropolis II - by Chris Burden, the same artist responsible for the lamp post installation above that forms the backdrop of many a LA-fashion-blogger photo.
This photo does no justice for how brilliant and fun this installation is. If you have a few minutes, take a look at the video below. Better yet, go see it in person:
By the time we were done with the rest of the exhibits, including DVF's 40-year retrospective, the sun had set. Perfect time to join the throngs taking photos around of the aforementioned lamp installation by Burden:
Did I mention it was our first visit to LA? So we had to tick a couple of cliched touristy things off our list. 
As soon as I found Britney's and the Hoff's stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, we hightailed it out of there to In-n-Out and ordered everything off the secret menu. I am half glad they are not on the East Coast - so yummy, so cheap, but so not healthy to eat on the regular.

Stay tuned to the final post on LA tomorrow! Happy Sunday!

[Outfit details:  Clover Canyon topDL1961 denimSteve Madden Tippsy glitter sandals, Alexis Bittar earrings, Hermes and Cartier bracelets, Michael Kors watch]

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