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...

31 comments:

  1. I LOOOVE that photo of you holding down your skirt, you look beautiful! ANd as for the friends cafe....so, so jealous xx

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    1. Aw thank you! I think I look quite demented but it makes me laugh :) xx

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  2. OH MY GOD, I'm so jealous! This looks amazing! xx

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    1. GET YOURSELF TO LA ASAP!!! JUST GO :D xx

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  3. I am too jealous! you look beautiful and I cannot believe you got to sit on the original Friends sofa! amazing! x

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    1. Aw thank you :) It was amazing! The tour guide was building it all up, he was saying that there was something special but I never expected it to be the Friends set, I thought he was actually referring to all the old mirrors around the door lmao!x

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  4. Looks like you had a great time, I love all the random burgers you can get here in the states, you really can go without ever having the same meal!

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    1. I didn't eat anything other than burgers, chicken and hot dogs haha! The bread was disgusting though, it's so so sweet!

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  5. It looks like you had such an amazing time! I love the Friends pictures, cant believe you got to go on set sweet! xoxo

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    1. I know I can't believe it either! It was so weird haha x

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  6. Great post! Love it!
    Follow you now and it would be great if you follow me too!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  7. Lovely post, I love you blog!:-)
    Would you like to follow each other? M.

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  8. Loved seeing this post, some great pics. I'm off to California in 3 weeks and cannot wait :)

    Rachael x

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    1. You're going to have such a great time, I'd love to go back! x

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  9. Lovely pictures! I'd love to go to LA x

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    1. Thank you :) More to come soon :D x

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  10. Wow so jealous, looks like you had a great time! Also love your dress too :) x

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    1. Thanks! It was only £12.99 from H&M :) x

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  11. How freaking cool that you got to been in le Central Perk! This sounds like so much fun! You'd think that living in Southern California myself, I would have already done these sort of touristy things, but I haven't-- I should, though, seems like such an incredible time!

    Jessica | Vixenelle

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    1. I'm so jealous that you live in such a nice place :( I'm dying to go back, English weather just doesn't compare. Be a tourist for the weekend and go and do these things! You're missing out! ;) x

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  12. Oh how amazing, these pictures are great.. Looks like such a good time! Love your dress too!x

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  13. lucky! looks like you had a great time! would love to go there one day :) lovin the mystery machine too haha :)

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    1. I highly recommend it! Haha I know, although I saw two other Mystery Machines whilst I was there, which makes me question if any of them are the original! Oh well, I'll pretend ;) Thanks x

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    Mollie xo
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  15. nice! xx

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  16. aww this post is amazing!
    must be perfect in la :)

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    1. Thanks! It was really so so lovely, so chilled out. x

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  17. This sounds like a pretty awesome day :) I'm a bit jealous because I'm really craving some traveling right now!

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  18. OMG central perk !!!! Lucky lady, I love that dress you have on too x

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