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LA Adventure Specialist - 8:50 6 December 2010

A First-Time LA Tourist

When traveling to Los Angeles to visit my cousin Vinny last spring, I was excited to voyage to California for the very first time. With my I brought my usual traveling tools – a book, my iPod and a camera – along with my summertime clothes and shoes. I was all set to begin a weeklong adventure as a tourist.

Vinny surprised me the very first day with one of those Los Angeles guided tours to really get the ball rolling with our sightseeing plans. I was amazed by the enormous size and capacity of all of the celebrity homes we passed as we drove through the winding and secluded private roads.

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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 11 November 2009

Melrose Avenue

Melrose Ave. literally has dual personalities. Since the early ’80s, the stretch of Melrose between Fairfax and La Brea avenues has defined hip shopping in Los Angeles. The storefronts alone are works art, and the almost dozen blocks are still packed with people trying to score the latest attire. Don’t miss out on Red Balls, Slow, and Von Dutch for great clothing. Aardvark’s and Wasteland specialize in secondhand items.
On west side of Fairfax Avenue, Melrose has evolved as a high-end shopping destination. Stores such as Miu Miu, Fred Segal’s, Costume National, and Forinara all have made it a deserving alternative to the Robertson Boulevard experience. Everything from lingerie at Agent Provocateur to great home accessories at designer Jonathan Adler’s store round out this unique L.A. shopping experience. Over the years we have taken clients to Melrose for hours and even enjoyed a Los Angeles helicopter charter for shopping in Palm Springs all in the same day. Enjoy all of Melrose, between San Vicente and La Brea Ave., Los Angeles CA
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LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 10 November 2009

Westwood Village

In the early ’80s, before The Grove, this small five-block square retail village used to pack in up to 100,000 people a night. For a small moment in time it was, L.A.’s answer to Times Square. It used to be the place where a great percentage of Hollywood films opened, determined by how well they were received by the UCLA students who crammed into the theaters.

Now it is a far relaxed Village, with its mix of stores and restaurants catering to students and elegant clothing stores catering to wealthier clientele from the surrounding upscale neighborhoods, visiting makes this a great cultural addition to doing many of the “star tours Hollywood.” The stunning old bank building at the heart of the Village that has been converted into the pricey, white-hot Eurochow restaurant. Bordered by the UCLA campus, Wilshire Blvd., Gayley Ave. and Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles CA

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