1st stop for our California get away was – The Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco – you might also know it as “the red bridge” or the bridge at the beginning of the Full House opening! It was extremely windy, to the point I felt I was being shoved by the wind! However, it was most certainly worth putting up with because the view was unbelievable and nostalgic. It brought back childhood of TGIF Fridays on ABC when I would watch Full House, with my siblings, and the opening song showcased both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Painted Ladies (pictured below)! If you plan on visiting San Fran, crossing this beauty is inevitable but I recommend making the time to stop and see this view! Here you’ll find more information on directions and options for transportation to the Golden Gate Bridge —>http://goldengatebridge.org/visitors/directions.php
And if you’re still on the fence about stopping and admiring San Fran’s staple bridge take a peak at this blog 6 THINGS TO DO WHILE YOU’RE VISITING THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
The whole purpose of this trip besides getting away, was to visit some blogger spots/destinations. And these Painted Ladies were definitely on my list, thanks to @HuntforStyles who had recently paid a visit to these ladies! One of the most photographed locations in San Fran, this block was full of photographers grabbing their shots and bloggers posing for their IG.
How to Get There
Take Muni line #21 westbound from downtown to the corner of Hayes and Steiner streets.
For additional information, routes and schedules, please visit the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency or call 415.673.6864.
I most definitely could not leave San Francisco without jumping on a cable car! It wouldn’t have been tourist of me! But first we had to take an espresso shot! Find your where to catch your cable car here: http://www.sfcablecar.com/
The next stop, after San Fran, Oakland, CA to watch my favorite basketball player – Stephen Curry. And the hype is real. He is one of the most talented basketball players of all time and the best part of it all is – he’s just getting started. So good to see someone excel and prevail when everyone doubted and overlooked his abilities!
No.1 reason to go to any sports game – the DOGS and BEER! After the game it was straight to bed because we had to catch a flight to LA LA LAND (Los Angeles, CA).
1st stop in LA – breakfast in West Hollywood. I’m forever searching for the best avocado toast, which landed us at Cecconi’s for some green eggs, avocado, pesto, multi-grain! And yes it was just as delicious as it as it pictures (pictured below)! My husband’s ricotta hotcakes, blueberry compote were AMAZING as well.
Next stop was the one and only NASTY GAL! One the smaller end but over all I was stoked to be visiting. The dressing room was soooo dope. It was all mirrors and the door itself was a mirror on the outside and from the inside I could see outside like a window but no one could see inside my dressing room. It was quite a trip.
And of course I had to stop at DASH.
We couldn’t have stayed at a better hotel. Mondrian LA luxury hotel, located right on the Sunset Strip was such a modern dream. At this point in our trip we were both fighting a cold so we were able to enjoy it as much as we would have liked to. The view from our room, as you can see, wasn’t shabby at all.
Day 2 Breakfast at – Eveleigh, in West Hollywood. My rating a 3.
Views at the Griffith Observatory.
Now, let’s talk about Infinity Room at The Broad (bro-d) Museum. Pretty much the sole reason for my visit to Los Angeles! Let me start off by saying – my husband is the most amazing man and the picture below would have never happened if it wasn’t for him.
If you are planing a trip to capture your own Infinity Room Mirror Selfie make sure to follow these tips!
- Please note: This installation will be on view through September 2016.
- Make to skip the line and RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE. Unlike me/us, we were completely unaware of that tip and had to wait in line for an hour and a half.
- If you aren’t able to reserve tickets, make sure to visit on a weekday since the onsite standby line is 30 to 45 minutes on an average.
- Make sure to show up at the beginning of the day, since you do have to make an appointment to see the Infinity room once you have actually entered the museum.
- For best chances to see this installation, I recommend one of the following: 1.) book a ticket for early in the day for a future date; 2.) stand in the onsite ticketing line early in the day.
- The digital queue for the installation usually fills within the first two hours of the museum opening.
We entered this venture completely clueless; thinking we were just going to waltz in, snap a quick photo and be on our merry way. NOPE that wasn’t the case, at all. We pulled up to a line wrapping around the museum. After waiting for an hour and a half in line, we wasted no time and asked the first employee, we laid eyes on, to point us in the direction of the infamous Infinity Room. And then my dreams of snapping this picture were completely shattered. She broke the news that it was already booked for the day.
I was completely distraught. My husband tried talking to the clerk manning the iPad reservations for the exhibit. She wouldn’t budget. Not event sharing where we had traveled all the way from to see this exhibit worked. Defeated and heartbroken we proceeded to make our way out, when my husband made his final attempt. He approached the clerk who had been manning the line and explained to her how we had waited for almost 2 hours in line and traveled ALL THE WAY from Idaho, of all places, specifically for this exhibit. I don’t know if it was the heart break expression written all over my face that made her take pity on us, or the fact that we were from “Idaho” , but she asked if we would show her proof we were indeed from Idaho, she would let us in! I couldn’t believe it, I was going to leave LA with my Infinity Room Selfie!!!! And I’ll tell you what – it was the best 45 secs of my travel life!