Sunday, April 06, 2008

Walking L.A. #15 - West Hollywood

This week's walk was about 2 miles - much longer than some of the previous ones. We were joined by our 2 friends and their 2 kids who rode along in their stylish new double-decker stroller.

We started the walk on King's Rd. just south of Willoughby St. at The Schindler House which is considered to be the first modern house built in the world.

We then walked south to Melrose Ave where we stopped for coffee and pastries at Sweet Lady Jane who, according to my wife, is supposed to provide Nicole Richie a wedding cake. I don't see evidence of that on the web, but I do see that the store is now owned by the Olsen twins and makes cakes for other celebrities. I don't know if I'd ever go back there. The two guys behind the counter weren't that friendly and the coffee was average.

We continued on Melrose on the way to the Pacific Design Center stopping only at Dr. Tea's Tea Garden where we looked around and decided that this might be a nice place to come back to one day, maybe with our parents for a nice afternoon tea break.

At the Pacific Design Center, we stopped to admire the giant metal sculpture of a chair and let the kids wander around the waves of grass.

Next we turned the corner onto Santa Monica Blvd. in the heart of gay West Hollywood. The street was pleasant to stroll on with its wide sidewalks and shady trees. We finshed at Barney's Beanery for lunch. I felt a little strange there with 2 strollers, 2 infants, and a toddler. Luckily there was a spot for us in the back corner where we could make a little extra noise and breastfeed babies without really disturbing anyone.

The next walk is Miracle Mile.

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