I’m visiting my boyfriend, Bryce, in Los Angeles for two weeks before I move here at the end of December.
I’ve been here for a few days already and we’ve been having a lot of fun. Check out my previous blogs to see what we did my first few days here.
On Monday Bryce took me to the Grand Central Market and we got breakfast at Eggslut, which is super good. There are so many places to eat at Grand Central, I feel like I could probably just live in the building and never get bored with all the food.
After breakfast, we walked down to the Last Bookstore, which is the coolest bookstore ever. Bryce had a lot of fun taking pictures and posing me.
On Tuesday we drove out to Long Beach to see the ocean and drive up the coast.
We stopped at the Wayfarer’s Chapel, a Swedenborgian church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. There was a wedding going on, so we couldn’t go inside the church, but we had fun looking at the views.
We stopped at a Trader Joe’s and got hummus, cheese, and crackers for lunch, then drove up to Manhattan Beach to walk out onto the pier. There were some people out surfing, but there weren’t really any waves, so it was about the same as watching the surfers in Milwaukee.
On Wednesday we went to the Arts District. We stopped at the Hauser & Wirth gallery, which had a few exhibitions.
Ellen Gallagher: Accidental Records is on view until January 28. Bryce and I really liked this exhibition. It draws inspiration from sea voyages and a lot of the pieces are really cool.
Mike Kelley: Kandors 1999-2011 was also on view and will be until January 21. It features illuminated representations of Kandor, the city Superman was born in. One gallery features Kelley’s early Kandor drawings and many of the illuminated cities and the other features Kelley’s take on a post-apocalyptic world. We didn’t realize they are part of the same exhibition and went into the post-apocalyptic one first. While we liked all of the work, I think we would have enjoyed the exhibition more if we had viewed the drawings and illuminated cities first and the post-apocalyptic view second.