April 17, 2014

Los Angeles & Los Feliz - From Shabby Chic to The Getty Center

spent a few days with my sister in the Los Angeles/Los Feliz area, and I always enjoy the city with her. 
I've always wanted to shop at Rachael Ashwell's Shabby Chic store in Santa Monica, and it was lovely. 
I bought this pretty stationary:
Five designs - six sheets each. The image is muted in grayscale on the back as that is the writing area. 

A nearby store had some amazing trims - I bought these two:

On another day, we walked to Los Feliz and had lunch at Fred 62 on Vermont, and then caught a movie across the street at the old (1934) Los Feliz theater. 

A trip to LA wouldn't be complete without going to The Getty. 

The Getty was built with limestone that was taken from the same quarry as the limestone that was used to build St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Much of the stone has fossil imprints of leaves:

Here is a "Selfie" of sorts - taken in a window reflexion.

I love this Renoir painting (La Promenade), and enjoy seeing it every time I go to The Getty: 

I am fascinated with seeing how artists paint textiles with such realism:

Here is the entire painting and info:

I found this cute coin purse at the Getty gift shop - it has two handy zipper compartments:

I got these two photos while on the freeway ( Not to worry - I was the passenger):

The Capitol Records building.

And the Hollywood Tower Hotel - (Disney's Hollywood Tower of Terror anyone?)
And like any visit - it was over in a flash!