Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Los Angeles Day#4 Part 2 - Hollywood Boulevard, Walk of Fame & Johnny Rockets Diner


It's even harder than usual for me to write these posts at the moment. They always make me feel depressingly nostalgic, but now the contrast between the weather outside my window and the weather in the pictures just makes me want to crawl into bed and hibernate. Of course I won't be doing that though, I'd hate to miss Christmas. Following on from Part 1 of Day Four, we'd already been on the Stars Homes Tour around Beverly Hills, and had climbed the many steps to the top of the Hollywood Bowl (ouch!). Now it was time to visit the iconic Hollywood Boulevard.

I'll be honest, Hollywood Boulevard wasn't half as glamorous as I envisioned it would be. But anyhow, I still managed to immerse myself in the magic of Hollywood. The Grauman's Chinese Theatre was definitely unlike anything I'd seen before, it looked like something out of Disneyland. I also never realised the amount of stars included in the Walk of Fame, it seemed to go on forever. I only managed to get pictures of Godzilla's and Destiny's Child's stars though, as people kept walking into the shot. Forever a Destiny's Child fan. I had so much fun fitting my hands and feet into the concrete shrines to the celebs. I found I have the same sized hands and feet as Kristen Stewart (OH MY GOD), but thank god I can say I have a larger amount of facial expressions. I did feel a bit disgusting after thinking about the amount of hands that must have touched the concrete, especially Marilyn Monroe's, luckily I had some anti-bacterial gel on me so the panic was over.

After we'd all had enough of concrete and being grabbed by Michael Jackson impersonators (scariest experience ever) we set off to Johnny Rockets for lunch. Now, I'd heard about the stereotypical American sized portions, but this was on a whole new level. I ordered a hamburger, fries, and a strawberry and crushed oreo milkshake. This order accumulated to 2,500 calories (why did they have to put the calories on the menu?!). Yes, you did read that correctly! It was worth all it's high fat, sugar, and salt levels, and anyway, my excuse is that  I was on holiday. The diner was exactly how you'd imagine a typical American diner to be, featuring booths with red leather seats, retro posters, and mini jukeboxes jam-packed with hits from The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, and The Beach Boys on each table.  

We then had some free time to go crazy in the Hollywood and Highland shopping center. Hopefully without sounding like too much of a freak, before heading out to Los Angeles, I'd had a snoop around the Hollywood Boulevard area on google maps to find there was a SEPHORA! I rushed off, well attempted to with a belly full of 2,500 calories worth of high fat food, like a crazy person to satisfy my shopping needs. I only bought a few things, and I'm afraid I never actually photographed anything I got, so I do apologise for that. I also went to Victoria's Secret which I'm sorry to say I found to be rather disappointing and dare I say it, a bit tacky.

The next and last installment of my LA trip will be up soon, the next destination was one of my favourite places out of the places we visited, and I think it showed a calmer side to the city that is LA. 

24 comments:

  1. I remember going to Johnny Rockets when I went to Florida many, many years ago (I think I was 11? 12 maybe?). I STILL remember how good their hotdogs and milkshakes were haha. Beautiful photos! xx

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    1. Oh wow! Their milkshakes were actually amazing. The closest I've found are the ones in The Diner restaurants across London. Thank you! xo

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  2. Godzilla has his own star?! That is madness, haha. It's a shame you were disappointed by Victoria's Secret, I always picture it as being amazing! xo

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    1. Hahaha, I know! There were absolutely loads though. I always pictured it as amazing, I was so excited to go there but it was all just a bit tacky and overpriced if I'm honest xx

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  3. Ah that's so cool - really jealous. I'm actually going to have to go cook my dinner now as this has made me hungry seeing chips haha!

    Robyn Mayday
    xx

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    1. You should go one day if you get the opportunity! Haha, I know it has that affect on me everytime xo

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  4. Still so jealous that you got to go to Hooooolllywood! And that burger looks amazing.. might go and cook my ready meal for dinner now, made me hungry like Robyn haha.

    Sam xx

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    1. It was immense. I need to go back Sam :( xo

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  5. Great photos, I've always wanted to go to America:)

    Stacey xx
    www.talk-pretty.com

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    1. If you get the opportunity then go, it was awesome. Thanks! xo

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  6. Ha! I doubt anyone could have less facial expressions than Kristen Stuart! That really made me giggle :)

    Lea x

    It's Such A Wonderful Life -
    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

    Why not check out my Christmas Yankee Candle giveaway?

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    1. Haha, I just had to put it out there! She really is expressionless xo

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  7. These are such great photos! I was born in Southern California and I haven't been back there recently, so they make me nostalgic! Victoria's Secret is usually disappointing to me too... I don't understand why everyone is obsessed!!

    xx Ellie
    www.ellalogy.com 

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    1. Thank you very much! Oh you lucky person you! I know, I was so disappointed. Didn't live up to my expectations at all xo

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  8. Just found your blog dear. Amazing photos <3

    Hope you'll come to visit me :))
    Kisses, The Spotted Cherry Pie

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  9. Great photos hun, looks like a fab trip!

    Hope you have a great weekend :-)

    Vanessa x
    www.vanessaeves.com

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    1. Thank you lovely, it was great.
      Thanks you too! xo

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  10. Oh so jealous...love the photos!x

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  11. So jealous... These pictures have just made me want to go more than normal!

    www.itsflashyfash.blogspot.com

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