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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.
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