Friday, 17 February 2012

Los Angeles Day#2 - Getty Center/Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour

Megan, me, and Bethany at the Getty Center.

On day two, we visited the John Paul Getty Center Museum place thing. Basically, it just had really nice views of LA, and pretty top notch hot dogs. This day posed the nicest weather of the holiday, so naturally like any other British tourist gasping for some half decent weather, I cracked out the dress and tried to absorb as much heat as was possible. We were only at the Getty Center for a couple of hours, but during this time I managed to have some trouble with my dress, by that I mean dress + wind = bad combination, and I also somehow managed to knock a little girl over without even realising it. In fact, I'm still unsure whether I did actually knock her over, but it just looked that way.
Evidence of the dress troubles (Definitely wasn't just trying to be Marilyn Monroe)

I have been craving that hot dog ever since I left that place. It was just astoundingly beautiful, a hot dog of the God's I may even say. My friends also decided to try and trick me that I had to pay for the tomato ketchup, after I came back to the table with about 4 sachets of it. I'm so gullible. But anyway, enough about the hot dog. I think some of you may get a little excited about what happened at the next place we went to, because I certainly did. It was one of those once in a lifetime opportunity type things you sometimes hear about.
Next stop Warner Bros Studios, for our VIP Tour. This place was pretty damn awesome, and the awesomeness was made even awesomer, by our awesome tour guide Rance. We had a bit of a debate with him about how to pronounce his name, which (naturally) led to discussions about pasta and grass. We all sat in golf car type transport, where we travelled into the depths of Jurassic Park, True Blood, Gilmore Girls, ER, and one other amazingly awesome place which I will get on to shortly.
Yes that is me next to the Mystery Machine. How awesome is that?! I also saw the cars used in The Hangover, the Batman movies, the car from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and the Shaguar, a long with some others. Pictured above top left is the street where Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO was filmed, and pictured top right is the orphanage where Annie was set. So anyway, on to the once in a lifetime opportunity part of the day...
Anybody recognise that historical sofa I am sitting on? That fine piece of carpentry is indeed the original sofa from Central Perk, the coffee shop in Friends. NOW DO YOU SEE WHY MY DAY WAS SO BLOODY AWESOME? I guess I'll treat you lovely people to some more photographs...

I'd love to tell you that the guitar is the original, but Phoebe got to take her's when Friends deceased. 

How cool is that?  Behind the dullest door was an iconic part of 90's television culture. To conclude the day, we went to an American diner called Jerry's Deli, where they featured menus the size of broadsheet newspapers. I had a pretty tasty bacon and cheddar (huh?) cheese burger. I can't wait to show you guys more of my adventures in LA! So until next time...

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Los Angeles Day#1 - The Flight

Flying over Las Vegas

The plane food wasn't so bad, the adorable afternoon tea complete with scone, jam and clotted cream.

Honey, I'm home! Sorry, been dying to say that since I arrived back in crappy England. I do apologise if this is a short post, but I'm feeling rather jet lagged right now. I'm not really sure where to begin with this trip, apart from the fact it was one of the best experiences of my life. Maybe even the best so far? So anyway, about day 1. The flight was... er, long. Very long. Horrendously long. Incredibly long. Just long. It may of helped if I'd slept, but I was just way too excited! plane food wasn't as bad as I'd expected it to be, and all the air hostess's were so lovely. Jessie J was on our flight, and we saw her at US customs, but she was so moody so we didn't really want to approach her. One of the best feelings was leaving LAX airport and stepping into the warm air outside, everyone quickly took off their hoodies, trying to absorb as much Vitamin D as we could! For the rest of the day we just unpacked, went to a supermarket called Ralphs, and then went out for dinner. I must have had been awake for about 32 hours, with the 8 hour time difference and having to get up at 3am the previous night with only one hour sleep beforehand. Anyway, more exciting stuff to come tomorrow in the next installment of my trip to Los Angeles.

Chow for now,

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

LA Love

Hey guys, yet again I haven't posted for a while. But, I thought I would let you know that I'm finally off to Los Angeles tomorrow! It's come around so quickly since Christmas, and after counting down from about 381 days I can't believe it's finally happening. I can't wait to experience America, it's been a dream of mine for absolutely ages, but I can't wait to also get out of this freezing cold weather. Hopefully I'll have plenty of goodies to show you when I return next tuesday, and there will of course be plenty of posts about the trip.

Here's a little summary of what I'll be getting up too...

Day One: 11:25AM flight from Heathrow to LAX - Arrive in LAX at 14:55PM (12:55AM in England)
Day Two: Visit to the Getty Centre and Warner Bros VIP Studio Tour
Day Three: Universal Studios and Pinz Bowling
Day Four: Starline Homes Tours, Hollywood Boulevard (Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre ect.) Santa Monica, Universal City Walk
Day Five: New York Film Academy Workshop, Farmers Market. 20:30PM Flight from LAX to Heathrow
Day Six: Arrive in Heathrow at 15:00PM (sad face)

Now, I better get packing I guess. I'm dreading having to wake up at 3:00AM, but I think leaving in the early hours of the morning will make it all that little bit more exciting! Just before I bid you farewell, is there any American food that I should definitely try, and does anyone know of a shop where I can purchase Vans (as in the shoes)? Thank you for being lovely followers, and I'll be back next Tuesday probably with horrific jetlag. Now for the difficult decision of what colour to paint my nails...

P.S Apologies for the photo stolen from