After spending the day as tourists in LA, we decided to head to our hotel to check in and rest up a bit. (Have I mentioned how much we adored Hotel Palomar? It’s always a relaxing and beautiful experience for us – and Giada!) Before we knew it, it was getting dark outside and we were ready to find a place to eat. The three of us hopped into a car and drove down Hollywood Boulevard, thinking we’d find something in the area.
I don’t remember where we ended up, but we were outside checking out the menu of one restaurant when an older businessman with either his assistant or handler came up to us and asked a million questions about Giada. He then offered to buy us dinner. We declined. The handler stood to the side, smiling politely but looking like she wanted to end the whole ordeal. As they walked away, Sparky whispered, “I bet he has an important job in Hollywood.” Maybe. We’ll never know….[And I’ll say it again: there is no other city that loves Giada as much as LA!]
After dinner, we walked to the Chinese Grumman Theatre, which I guess is called TCL Chinese Theatre now. All I remember from this night was that it was incredibly crowded and that there was a gathering around Robin Williams’ star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (He had passed about two weeks prior.)
By the time we navigated the crowd, I was tired and ready to go back to our room (did I mention I was about 16-weeks pregnant at the time? My energy level after 6PM was typically nonexistent). When we got back, I stood at the window and kept staring and staring….and staring…at the city view.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been so mesmerized by a night view. [Oh wait…]
It was a nice way end our time in this beautiful city. Ahhhhhhhhhh…..someday, we’ll spend more than 24 hours in Los Angeles. (Any locals want to navigate us through La-La Land next time?)