Sunday, July 3, 2022

Flashback: Los Angeles, June 13-26, 2019

I knew, I would be coming to Los Angeles. I wanted to get to know about it. I stayed with Casey and Jon from June 13-18, Naomi and Larry from June 18-23, and Heather from June 23-26, 2019.

June 13-18- Jon and Casey

Jon is submitting his Hello Kitty painting which is the theme for July.

In the Gallery is "The Dawn of Makahiki". Years, later, reached out to Jon and asked permission to make a 1,000 piece puzzle of this owl. Talking about challenging.

My mom's friend whom I call Aunty is such a sweetie, she treated Jon, Casey and myself to dinner. Casey actually was unable to return from the East coast on time which explains all this delicious Chinese food.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens

The Getty Museum is off Interstate 405. At the end of this blog, I include The Getty Villa along Pacific Coast Highway near Pacific Palisades.

Echo Park

Jon made Kimbap from last night's Korean leftovers for our picnic here.

This Hello Kitty Mural is close to Grauman's Chinese Theatre which was opened on May 18, 1927. It is  now known as TCL "The Creative Light" Chinese Theatre, which is China's biggest electronics manufacturers.

Since, Corey Helford's theme will be Hello Kitty, we had fun taking photos here. I also bought the cell phone case at their store.

The Broad, pronounced long o, silent a.

Grand Central Market was fun. I had Mexican. Later we went to Pershing Square and had a wonderful view from the top and cocktails - Jon and I definitely enjoyed that.

I enjoyed all the places Jon took me to. We even went to the Los Angeles Zoo. 

June 18-23 - with Naomi and Larry 

How did I get to Naomi's? We met for dinner. It was an Indian cuisine.

So LA, right? Santa Monica and Venice Beach

Orpheum Theatre opened on February 15, 1926. Isn't it exquisite?

Our night ended at this Mexican restaurant with fresh guacamole made in front of us.

June 23-26 - with Heather

At the Gallery in Korea Town. I have never seen so many brands and bottles of Kim Chi. In Hawaii, we call it Kim Chee.

The Fried Chicken is super crispy and retains its crispiness. 

Heather drove her friend and me to Anaheim to see Guo Pei's Couture Fantasy. This is just a glimpse of her pieces.

The Getty Villa along Pacific Coast Highway below Pacific Palisades. Just a glimpse...

I am so appreciative that I got to see LA from 3 groups of people. It is such a large area.  I wish, I had posted this when I had been here in 2019. Apparently, I forgot to but now I have my memories in my blog.
I was selective of the photos, not to overwhelm anyone.


Anonymous said...

My father was the construction specifier for the Getty museum by the ocean. I remember touring it with my dad before it was officially opened.

celia said...

Anonymous, that is awesome that your dad was involved with the construction and he had a huge role in it!!!