Before we moved out West, I never thought there would be much to like about LA. I believed it was a filthy, sprawling city with bad traffic and gang violence, and I was pleased to live far enough north of it to avoid it. Picturesque, pedestrian-friendly cities like
This past Saturday we drove down to the Getty Villa in
After refreshing our scant memories of Greek and Roman mythology and ogling a lovely exhibit on ancient blown glass vessels, we headed over to Book Soup on Sunset Boulevard. Its excellent inventory lines dark wooden shelves crammed into the store at haphazard angles, and you can climb the attached ladders to the high ceilings without being chastised (take that, B. Dalton’s of my youth!). Ickie and I bought little but compiled two lists of potential fictional gems, and I salivated over the photography in a bread and sandwich cookbook.
Later, we met friends at