The best view of the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign

One of my favourite things to do in LA is was to sit on the balcony of our holiday rental and enjoy the view of the Hollywood Hills. The view boasted a 360 view of the Hills and the Hollywood sign. In this post, I’ll give you a glimpse of life in the Hollywood Hills and will tell you where we drove to find the best view of the Hollywood sign. Let me know if you have any other vantage points to suggest!

The Sounds of the Hollywood Hills

I believe the Hollywood Hills is the most peaceful and beautiful part of LA. As you weave through crooked roads, past Californian-style mansions and super star homes, we felt a sense of excitement. We spotted the white castle like mansion of Moby and the grafiti-filled mansion of Chris Brown. We drove through roads where the girls of the reality-tv series “The Hills” would have driven through many times. I would have been more star struck to see Lauren Conrad (LC) to be perfectly honest! Continue reading “The best view of the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign”

The Ghetty Centre: is it worth going?

The Ghetty Center is the top thing to do in Los Angeles, California, according to Trip Advisor. If you love all types of art and ornate gardens, then this is the place for you.

Rick and I turned up bright and early to avoid traffic and managed to see the Ghetty Centre before it became packed with tourists. The Ghetty Centre is made up of a number of sections including modern art, European art, temporary exhibitions and sculptures. There are art works from all over the world, giving you a glimpse of the past and the present. Continue reading “The Ghetty Centre: is it worth going?”

LA to San Francisco Pacific Coast Highway Drive – why it’s worth it!

Hello everyone! One of the questions that we asked before booking our California trip was:

“Is the LA to San Francisco drive on the Pacific Coast Highway worth it?” 

I am here to tell you that it is! If you’ve been reading my previous posts, we traveled from LA to Santa Barbara to Monterey before heading to San Francisco. Continue reading “LA to San Francisco Pacific Coast Highway Drive – why it’s worth it!”

What is special about Santa Monica Pier?

Santa Monica Pier is located towards the end of Venice Beach so we accidentally found this not-so-hidden gem during our bike ride down Venice Board Walk. The Santa Monica Pier has everything that your heart can desire. There is Pacific Park with its roller coaster, ferris wheel and other theme park rides. The Santa Monica Pier aquarium holds many beautiful sea creatures and the actual pier itself is home to many musicians and buskers. As you walk down the pier, you’ll see stalls selling candy and souvenirs. It is the fair-like atmosphere that turns this place from an average pier into a playground for young and old. Continue reading “What is special about Santa Monica Pier?”

I did the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Today’s post is about the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is located on Hollywood Boulevard and consists of 2400 stars embedded on the sidewalk.

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Philippe the Original Review: Follow the Footsteps of Man v Food

What can be better than an In-N-Out burger? A french dipped meat sandwich from the one and only Philippe the Original. Philippe the Original has been around for over 100 years making delicious French Dipped Sandwiches, together with all american dishes such as macaroni salad, potato salad and home-made lemonade!

My inspiration for this post is from the TV Series “Man v Food”, where he attempted to try the french dipped sandwiches. When in LA, we did as the LA folk do. We  drove to downtown LA to experience the action ourselves. Continue reading “Philippe the Original Review: Follow the Footsteps of Man v Food”

In-N-Out Burgers: What is all the hype about?

Do you know where to eat the best burger in LA? If you asked me, it is In-N-Out burgers. I had never tried an In-N-Out burger before, but I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I ate my first burger before visiting Venice Beach and I enjoyed it so much that I thought I would share with you all.

Why are In-N-Out Burgers so popular?

These burgers are made fresh while you wait for them. The soft, warm bread is baked every morning and do not contain preservatives or sweeteners. The meat is never frozen and is freshly grilled. The lettuce is crisp and the tomatoes are freshly cut in even proportions, and the mayonnaise has a lovely tangy flavour. If you really want to generate excitement, you can put the freshly cut fries into your burger for an extra burst of flavour! Wash it down with a thick, ice-cream filled chocolate milkshake and you have yourself a complete meal! Continue reading “In-N-Out Burgers: What is all the hype about?”