The day started with the famous ihop for breakfast. I'm so glad we don't have it in the UK. I'd be humungous from eating it all of the time! It was my favourite breakfast in a while by far with it's bacons and eggs and syrups and whipped butter malarkey...
After breakfast, we cruised down to Santa Monica Pier. This bird below was standing guard. It feels like the birds actually know how to pose round here!
I imagine this man, his parrots and snakes have been hanging out here for some time now.
Inevitable Instagram selfie and photo for the album.
For anyone wondering, my dress is Jack Wills and glasses are Chanel. Cardi is New Look. A few people mentioned it.
We headed inside for a cold drink and spot to take in the view.
I find the pharmacy man above a little creepy.
But I still posted an instagram of him.
I gather this is just a chain restaurant, nothing too special, but the onion loaf is "the best one ever" which I had to try while I was in LA, apparently.
So we met up with a friend of Rob and Tim's and off we went to Universal City walk.
I couldn't think of a more perfect place to have a drink on our last night.
We got up the next morning for our last day, went for breakfast and a bit of last minute shopping. Sad our whirlwind trip was nearly over and very conscious of having to watch our waistlines after Christmas.
This was our last meal, breakfast on the Santa Monica shopping precinct.
LA was amazing. It exceeded my expectations actually because i thought I wouldn't really like it. My main aim was to fulfil that childhood dream of going to Disneyland. Maybe because I had so little time to fit everything in, and because we stayed on a gorgeous part of Venice beach, it felt like there was a lot to see and do and like I was driving through a movie set sometimes because everything is so familiar from the films.
LA, I'm sure I'll be back. Thanks for giving me a few days of sunshine and happiness.
And thank you to my friends Rob & Tim, who chauffeured me about in a nice Merc for 3 days taking me to do and see everything. You guys are truly the best.