Welcome To A Wet Wet Wet “L.A. Staycation!”
This is the rain pouring down outside our house in Beverly Hills…we were supposed to be in Paris, but the latest Covid outbreak ended that plan…so my wife Alex decided to give me a weeklong “L.A. Staycation” to celebrate my birthday on New Years Eve…
“Step Right Up!”
I will be sharing more in-depth stories about these incredible, “hidden” LA gems – everything we did is a “first time ever” for us, including walking through LA’s oldest book store and its “book tunnel”:
The week started off sunny at least, so we did what we should have done years and years ago:
We hiked to the top of the Hollywood sign!
Yes, we had a very energetic hike, and here’s what you see when you get to the top:
That’s Lake Hollywood on the right, and in the distance is the Pacific Ocean…I will share more on this magical walk into Hollywood’s past.
For dinner, Alex too me to one of L.A.’s best – and most hidden” sushi bars…tucked away next to a dry cleaner!
To be safe, we asked to eat outdoors, and the table was next to a dry cleaner, hence the photo!
We then went home and enjoyed one of the best films of the year:
“Coda” is a truly special film that you should see!
Emilia Jones is a revelation as Ruby, the only hearing member of a deaf family…Marlee Matlin is terrific, as well as the entire cast.
Here is the trailer:
More to come from this “L.A. Staycation”, which began once we got home from our trip to Cleveland, or as Alex called it:
You can see more of this wild wild ride by clicking on my story here: