“I could live in LA” kept coming out of my mouth last weekend when we were in town for a wedding. I’ve since retracted the statement (my heart belongs to the Bay), but really, LA kind of seduced me. Sunny skies, Korean food even better than what you can get in Korea, my sister, good friends, and interesting neighborhoods like Echo Park: LA’s got me hankering for the next visit.
We kicked off the trip with Korean BBQ at Kang Hodong Bakejeong in Korea Town. OMG Legit.
We rented a house in Echo Park. Air BNB never disappoints. Our place was conveniently and centrally located, sun-filled, and eccentrically designed. Our host was very responsive and easy to work with. All for an unbeatable price. I’d highly recommend this listing.
The house had a copy of a Chronicle book proudly on display: DANCING WITH CATS. It’s exactly what it sounds like.
I enjoyed exploring the Echo Park area. We walked through the park to get to brunch at Red Hill. And it felt like we were in one of those city advertisements, where the skies are blue, people are smiling and doing all sorts of recreational activities like painting and Tai Chi.
The next day we checked out the Silver Lake area and had breakfast at Millie’s.
Then we drove to Glendale to try a Cuban bakery called Porto’s, thanks to a friend’s recommendation. How had I never heard of this place before?? The cheese rolls were sinfully good. We bought a lot.
See what I mean? LA is tempting.
Next up, the real reason we were in LA: Helen’s wedding!