Monday, August 8, 2011

24 before 25... places I still need to see

I'm starting this late, as my birthday is 8 months from today. I guess I've been putting off making a 'goal list' like Elsie did, because mine would say something like this:

And, well, that just ain't realistic. So here's a list I can complete: 24 places in Los Angeles I've still yet to see. I'm sure there are hundreds more I could think of, but these are what came to mind first! Every time I'm not sure what to do with my day, I'll turn to this post. ♥

Jet Rag Thrift Store // El Capitan Theatre // Lake Hollywood Park
Dominick's Restaurant // Malibu Wines // Hidden Treasures

Venice (Rydell) High School // Animal House Vintage // Drybar
Ladyface Alehouse // Hemingway's Lounge // Mystery Pier Books

Cherry West Vintage // Laurel Tavern // Casa Vega
Olive & Thyme // The Baker // Vincenti Ristorante

Onyx Salon // Noir Food & Wine // LACMA
Lulu's Beehive // Farmer's Market // Fatty's & Co.

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  1. Hey. I hear ya about that first opening paragraph...
    ...we dreamers are all too expectant.

    Although, I got my dream starter job just a few days ago, may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...who knows why...♥ ♥ ♥

  2. I love your approach to this list. I should do one for NY sadly mine would be 29 before I'm 30, but whatever to you!

  3. You are young.... maybe every year you give yourself a present to these fabulous places :D
    Lee x

  4. Yes, yes, yes. Love this post xo

  5. This is a lovely list!! :D I should do one for thing's I want to do before my 21st B-day. I would do one for my 20th B-day, but that one is 34 day's away lol

  6. Such a fun list! I've been to the El Capitan a handful of times. It's so beautiful inside! I remember seeing Beauty and the Beast there for the first time!

  7. I haven't been to LA since I was 16...I think I need to revisit it. Thanks for the awesome to do list!

  8. I live in LA too and haven't been to these places!! I need to start a list as well! Lately, I've been working on lists of movie and places to eat...gotta start another one!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  9. I like this - realistic goals! Isn't it funny what we thought we would do by a certain age? I'm turning 28 in the fall, and I'm so far off from where I thought I'd be. Oh, well! Nothing goes as planned I guess. :)

  10. My 25th birthday is in 8 months as well!!!
    And I have been neglecting making a list too (now you made me feel bad :p), I think your list is great, visiting places is a great idea.
    I don't know what I will do yet, but your post was extremely inspiring (:
    Have a lovely day
    -Sandra Ponycat

  11. OMG, that Hemingway's Lounge. Take me there. Seriously, that's just become a new life goal for me. Someday I'll get to LA, really I will! And that little Mystery Pier bookshop seems adorable. A girl after my own heart, having a mystery bookshop on your list! Really love how you set about this. Hope you document everything as you check them off your list!

  12. This is a good idea. I should make a similar list for Houston!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

  13. Love your list! There are places on it I still haven't been and I lived in LA 14 years before moving away for 2 years, but now I'm back and need to hit some of these up.

    p.s. In case you haven't seen yet--you won the tweezerman giveawy! Yay!
    So email me at and I'll make sure they get it out to you right away--congrats!

    xo mary Jo

  14. I love LA! Such a fun city!! I've never lived there but I did get to visit. It was so much better than I expected. I seriously want to return to LA and California to visit more!
    Great list! Post as you see each place so I can live vicariously through your blog!!


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