Los Angeles // Week Two
I think the San Francisco airport was one of the most sophisticated airports I've ever been to!There was a yoga room inside the terminal..
Anyway, guess we finally made it!! What would be the first thing you'd do when you get to Los Angeles..? Get some ghetto nails!
Jenny knows what i'm talking about! I was going to get some, but last time I did I realised I was unable to take my contacts out my eyes, and a friend of mine had to get them out which was an unpleasant experience, so i just had a boring manicure. But check these bad boys out! $3 for the diamonds! Totally worth it ;)
Afterwards we hit the Hollywood strip and of course got a tour bus and looked around famous people's houses and local attractions. The guy showing us around was one of those fame obsessed kinda guys, knew all the gossip about everyone in Hollywood and kept running into loads of celebrities during his tours.. Unfortunately it wasn't our day for celebrity spotting, but still managed to see the outside of their houses. At least we think we did,I mean the tour guy could have been like oh yes that's Cher's house to the left.. He actually showed us Cher's house, or should i say land! It consisted of three hills, one was an entire golf course, the other a palace and the third I cant remember was pretty overwhelmed by this point. Another cool place was Wu Tang's mansion.. Which was apparently rented out to a porn company for 30 days and the cost was something like $3000 a day....
I have to say i much more preferred Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive as neighbourhoods rather than the Hollywood Hills. It seemed much more friendly, people walking their dogs, a lot of greenery and pretty houses. Got to see Marilyn Monroe's house which was so beautiful! Apparently it recently sold, so I'll have to start my house searching all over again.
(Marilyn Monroe's House)
Drove past Kat Von D's tattoo shop, according to our tour guy she is now single and booked up for the next 14 months (for tattooing) and charges something like $700 an hour. Kinda crazy!
When Jenny met Elvis and I touched the dirty ground where Marilyn's hands once indented it, I've always thought we'd have the same size hands...either she was a man or i'm still developing! :D
I then had the misfortune of accepting one of those CD's you think are given out to you for free and turns out they're not.. And you have to give donations to support this rap artist, which I'm all im favour of, but when you are told this after they sign your name on the cd and ask for a $20 donation.... More than Drake's new album by the way! And then tell you to get a photo of them and add them on Instagram and what not I'm like Hell No! But it all happened really quick so i had no time to response, just found it amusing. And the funny part is I have no idea what this guy sounds like.. You never know could be the next 50 cent.. :D
The next day we went to the Hollywood Museum, it was so cool! It consisted of movie costumes, props and photographs, from black and white films to recent movie hits.
I really enjoyed the cinema room, which projected a film about Max Factor, it had a lot of old footage and interesting facts, i had no idea make up originated from him, he basically created first natural looking foundation for colour movies as well as make up for black and white films, the mascara, lipgloss and so on. He also came up with a cool invention called 'Beauty Calibrator' which looked like a weird head cage with spikes, which he would use to measure the features of a woman's face, highlighting her physical flaws, indicating where corrections needed to be made in order to achieve the perfect face.
Also a whole room was dedicated to the one and only Marilyn Monroe, filled with original costumes and photographs!
Later that day we went to watch a film at a cinema which looked pretty retro on the outside, but reminded me of a trainstation on the inside, and then began packing for a trip to Vegas!!!!