after the villa, we went to the venice canals, which were lovely. we also wandered around abbott kinney street, which had such fun shops (and kind of a san francisco vibe!).
that night, we went to griffith observatory. i had been there during the day, and i loved seeing the views twinkling in the night. los angeles is sure sparkly sprawl. after taking in the vista, we got late-night milkshakes in hollywood. waiting in line for an hour may or may not have included a 90s music revival – us five giggling girls singing backstreet boys, spice girls, chumbawumba, hanson, oasis, etc…
we ate at roscoe’s – trying their chicken and waffles has been on my bucket list for a while. the food was good and it was a great cultural experience!
on our way out of town, we found a secret beach in malibu and relaxed in the sun and waves. it had been really dreary weather our whole trip – foggy and quite chilly – but as we turned a corner heading north to home on the pacific coast highway, we left the clouds and the weather was just glorious.
i was feeling pretty sick the entire trip, we hit lots of traffic and things didn’t always go perfectly planned, but we saw some neat stuff and it was a good girls getaway!