Christmas in Los Angeles: What we saw

We did more than eat, if you can believe it.

Venice Canals

On my first day we went out to the Venice Canals, and that’s where I had my celebrity sighting: Rosario Dawson looking tiny and pretty in big sunglasses and a long black dress with spaghetti straps. Can’t have an L.A. visit without spotting at least one famous someone.

The weather was lovely and warm. My back had been bothering me, but walking all over Canal Town helped a lot. Of course I also loved looking at the beautiful houses.

Biltmore Hotel

After dinner at The Factory Kitchen, we went to the beautiful Biltmore to meet some of my brother’s friends for drinks. Unfortunately when we got there, we saw the bar was closed and had to make other arrangements.

But in the meantime, I got a snap of their magnificent ceiling:

Getty Museum

This was my first time visiting this beautiful hilltop museum.

Everything about it was beautiful, from the train ride up to looking at the art to wandering through the different grassy areas and gardens.

The Huntington

It was my first visit to this place as well. The library had a very nice Christmas tree:

I enjoyed the art museum as well, which houses, among other works, Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy:

The gardens are beautiful and the English-style tea we had for lunch was yummy. It was all-you-can-eat so I stuffed as many little sandwiches and pastries into my gullet as possible. My favorite dessert was this dense brownie which was almost like fudge. (Even in a post not about eating, I have to talk about eating.)

Next up: Christmas Eve and Day.

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