The Grove, Farmers Market & Hollywood walking

Trip Start Dec 20, 2013
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Trip End Jan 02, 2014


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Farmers Market Los Angeles
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Hollywood Walk of Fame Los Angeles
Read my review - 4/5 stars

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Who needs a Bus tour?????? ;)

Thought we would have a stroll (!) out to the Grove and Market and check out the shops and restaurants. Recommended as good spot for shopping and entertainment.

Hotel concierge very helpful and pointed us in the direction of Fairfax for a 40min stroll. So, after nearly 6k and well over an hour walking later we arrived!!!

What a very busy place it is. The Grove has a Disneyesque feel to it and really popular place with the locals. Brunch at Marmalades washed down with Mimosas and Jalopeno Margaritas!!!! Yum :)

Wandered around again. D decided to be 'de-wrinkled' in one of the pop-up stores but didn't succumb to the 'today only' offer - I did capture the moment on a sneaky vid lol.

Then walked back up Fairfax to Melrose and checked out the funky shops. A quick stop on La brea at Starbucks and we then headed off in to Hollywood.

Took the Hollywood Walk of Fame and walked on a few stars! Great to see Marilyn Monroe, Bob Hope, Liza Minnelli and The Supremes (D needed a picture!). Stepped on Tom Cruise - so small didn't see him!!!!

Stopped off in the Pign' Whistle for a beer and Jameson's before we headed back on the other side and followed more stars. (We did find a link to the Fuku Burger place but it was closed when we got there!!!)

Found an amazing shopping centre and then the famous 'hands and feet' of the stars in front of the Chinese Theatre.

Decided to walk back to hotel (only 3.2k so why not?) and called in to the famous Carney's for Chilli Fries and a cheeseburger. Very nice indeed.

Final 318 metres to the Mondrian and Dawnie has a blister :(

A good day, great sights and a good walk which beat our Xmas Day walk. Final distance was 22k..... Result!

BTW - D now insisting we do the Hop On, Hop Off bus tomorrow as going to Venice beach. Lol!!!

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