Monday, March 22, 2010

March 22 - Hollywood

Little Miss Hollywood and myself took the day to explore! What a day!!!!!!! We headed up the I-5 right after lunchtime towards Los Angeles. We went to Hollywood to check out the Walk of Fame and some sites there along Hollywood Blvd. We were able to see the stars on the sidewalk to many of our favorite celebs, the Kodak Theater, the El Capitan theater, the Hollywood/Highland center, tons of tattoo shops and little restaurants, tourists and homeless people, awkward characters and so much more. Hey, it IS LA! Gabriella really worked the camera when we stopped to do a little photo shoot... I called her Miss Hollywood for the rest of the day.

From SoCal Mar 22


We headed down Sunset after that, and stopped by High Voltage Tattoo, Kat Von D's shop also known as LA Ink. It was AMAZING, and I felt I had stepped into a dream! Kat's sister was up front when we went in. I spoke to the guy at the front for a bit and got my mom a shirt she asked me to pick up for her. We talked about how to get a tattoo drawn up and the best way to pick an artist. I was able to say hi to a few of the artists I recognized and others I didn't. I didn't get to see Kat or Cory, but it was still AMAZING! The shop is a lot smaller than they let on on TV, but it is just as cool looking. The atmosphere is so unique and fun. One day I will cross off "have Cory give me a tattoo that he drew freehand right on my skin" off my bucket list!!!! Since they were filming I wasn't able to take pictures inside, but I did get one of Gabriella outside!


We then stopped by Beverly Hills for a short bit. How could we go to that area and not go to the original Sprinkles. If you know me, you know my obsession with those demonic little cupcakes. So, we stopped at the OG Sprinkles in Beverly Hills. The line was about 15 minutes long, which I was told was a slow day! I follow @Sprinkles on Twitter and today's offer for Beverly Hills was the first 50 people to say "splash of summer" got a free raspberry. DING DING DING! I was the 50th person!!! We walked out with 5 cupcakes, one being free, and Gabriella's cupcake hardly made it out of the parking lot!!!


Our last stop of the day was at the Santa Monica pier. We rode the ferris wheel because Gabriella wanted to, but I was less than excited. That thing scared the living daylights out of me, and my 5 year old thrill seeker had to tell me it was okay. LOL! We walked the pier and enjoyed the sunset. The view from that pier is amazing, and I can't wait to go back and see it on a clearer day!


We got some awesome pictures today! Please check them out by clicking the box below, and read the captions!

Total Hollywood experience: $8 parking
Total High Voltage experience: $20 shirt
Total Beverly Hills experience: $15 in cupcakes and $1 parking
Total Santa Monica experience: $6 parking and $3 balloon
Total LA experience with my little Miss Hollywood: Priceless


SoCal Mar 22

2 comments:

Angies Support Team said...

Kristi, I LOVE looking at your pictures. You and a camera fo together like pb&J! It is SOO awesome! Gabriella, man so is just so breath taking! Better keep the boys away from her! Praying you guys have a awesome time in Cali! (:

The Ruter Family said...

I'm glad you had such an awesome trip!

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