I think Los Angeles is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which explains why I hated being stuck at my desk in the office…I always wanted to be out, meeting people and exploring. Now with my freedom and iPhone camera, I’m like a tourist of life.

So here’s my little photo review of last week:
Driving along Wilshire Blvd. through MacArthur Park…

…the next day over to Hollywood and then to West Hollywood, for a meeting with the lovely Willow Bay…

…In Beverly Hills for lunch with Colin Firth. Wait, I just want to say that again: Lunch with Colin Firth!!! yipeee!!..(sorry)…regaining my composure…

…Over to Century City, to the Avenue of the Stars…

…Then back in the San Gabriel Valley (stopping in San Marino for a cupcake…)

…Of course I believe cupcakes are the perfect food…

…One of my former bosses at the paper used to tell me: There’s no news in the newsroom. It’s out there in the city…

Where you can feel the sun on your face…

(PS: I’m doing a profile of Colin for the LA Times. It’s set to run in a couple weeks.)

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29 Comments on English Muse: Week in Review

  1. Don't you think the light in L.A. is just like nowhere else on earth??? It's so beautiful out there …

  2. your old boss might have had something there! i'm with him. i have seen some amazing things just driving around in obscure places

  3. Why, hello, you gorgeous cupcakes. I love the presentation. So perfect.

    And Colin Firth is pretty cool too. It's probably a good thing that you didn't take him to the cupcake place. I would probably have a hard time concentrating on conversation with Colin if these beautiful cupcakes were around…

  4. Agreed…although Colin Firth is a tastier dessert than a cupcake….

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  5. what a lovely post! i've lived in LA my entire life, and never really hear anyone say that they love the city…it's like they have to say NYC or Paris is better. good for you for showing some LA pride!
    xox

  6. So great Tina!! I just want to get on the next plane!! Glass always 1/2 full. oxo, Barbara

  7. Lucky girl. California must be a pretty nice place to live. Not like the desert climate of some parts of Australia (and I'm not only talking about the obvious ones.)

  8. I live in the Los Angeles area too and aside from the usual tourist spots – there are so many more awesome and obscure places to see. Lovely photos – esp. the cupcakes..:) And lunch with Colin Firth isn't too bad either! Have a great day!

  9. i went to LA to visit my sister this weekend. The traffic was insane!! but all the cute little restaurants made up for it

  10. Agreed on the cupcakes and I'm in LOVE with their individual bell jar/cake platters. Too beautiful. I wish I had a whole collection of them just to use as jewelry holders/displays!

  11. Those cupcakes are looking really delicious. But still, if I had to choose between those and Colin Firth, well, I know what the choice would be! :-) Sounds like a lovely week. And beautiful pictures you took, ofcourse!