DTLA: Grand Central Market & The Last Bookstore

Can you believe we had never been to Downtown LA? We’ve lived here 10 months now and never been, and even when we did our West Coast road trip 5 years ago we spent 5 days in the LA area and didn’t go. We’ve done Hollywood, Griffith Park, Getty Center, Santa Monica and other beaches, but not downtown LA. So last Sunday afternoon, we decided to head out to explore for a couple of hours.

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The El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard

My favourite Disney film from my childhood was Beauty and the Beast. I used to watch it over and over, I think I actually wore out the VHS! I’ve been really looking forward to the live action remake, so when my friend invited us to go see it somewhere pretty special I couldn’t refuse.

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Pub Quiz, Driving Test Take 2 and Homemade Pizza {2017 Week 12}

Happy Sunday! I’m sat writing this post with a glass of Prosecco and the husband cooking dinner, you can’t get better than that! It’s been a funny old week… The tragic news from Westminster just goes to show how quickly life can change and to appreciate every moment. I’ve been missing home a bit more than usual this week.   Continue reading “Pub Quiz, Driving Test Take 2 and Homemade Pizza {2017 Week 12}”

Running 5k, Girl Scout Cookies and a Night Out in LA {2017 Week 9}

Morning all! I’m writing this early on Monday morning as I didn’t have time on Sunday – I was slightly hungover and we booked a last minute trip up the coast so were driving all afternoon (more on that later). It’s been a fairly busy week, I blogged about my top tips for San Francisco after a friend asked for advice, and also about the best websites (and discounts) for booking travel here. But here is a little round up of everything else I’ve been up to: Continue reading “Running 5k, Girl Scout Cookies and a Night Out in LA {2017 Week 9}”