Monday, August 20, 2012
Life :: Mini Family Reunion
About a week ago, my dear cousin Nikki came to visit. (I'd link to her Twitter account, but she rarely uses it. If you couldn't tell, most of the people in my life are not as involved with the interwebs as yours truly.) Anyway, I was super excited to see her for the first time since she met up with me in Michigan over a year ago. She's lived all over the world and currently resides in Washington, DC. We've never lived less than 700 miles away from each other, but someday I hope that changes. My sister Liz and I have dreams of living together in Santa Barbara, so Nikki, maybe you should join? ;)
Our time together here in LA was short but oh-so-sweet. She and her friend Carolyn (NOT Caroline) stayed at Loews (NOT Lowe's) in West Hollywood. We could see the Hollywood sign from their room's window, and even though I've lived here for just about three years, I still had to snap a photo. I love pretending to be a tourist in my own city. LA is still magical to me, and I hope it always is. ♥
After a quickie trip to Hermosa Beach, we got ready in the room and walked down to the Dolby Theatre (connected to the hotel) for Iris, a Cirque du Soleil show! I gotta admit, I was always scared to see one of those after that one scene in Knocked Up, but it was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it if you ever get the chance! We then headed to Saddle Ranch for the best mac-n-cheese in the world, and caught a taxi back to the hotel where we immediately crashed out. It was probably my second time ever being in a taxi in LA, so that was one more 'touristy' moment to end the night. Fun!