Nov 08, 2009

by English Muse

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 Responses to “English Muse: Week in Review”

  1. jonas wunderman says:

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

  2. Alicia says:

    Lunch with Colin Firth??? What!! Amazing! Love your pictures. 🙂

  3. Simply Mel says:

    Cupcakes and Colin Firth – lucky, lucky girl!

  4. Mlle Paradis says:

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

  5. Brandi says:

    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…

  6. TheBeautyFile says:

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

    If you need a New York celebrity correspondent, I'm your woman!

  7. Tina says:

    oh yes, actually!! you would be the perfect new york celebrity correspondent!!

  8. Mademoiselle Frou-Frou says:

    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!

  9. Ququ♥ says:

    yummy cupcakes!

  10. My Dog-Eared Pages says:

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

  11. Louis Duke says:

    This is such a great post Tina!

  12. La Belle Lumière says:

    Oh, Colin Firth… swoon.

  13. Sundari says:

    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.)

  14. 6p00e554bfda498834 says:

    I'm on a mission to create the Ultimate Happy Playlist. Please help me out by letting me know what song instantly makes you happy when you hear it!

    Can you also tell me where those cupcakes are from? I live in LA and would love to try them!

  15. Daydream Lily says:

    lunch with Colin Firth? lucky lady!!!
    The iphone takes surprisingly good pictures, I want one.

  16. Adriana says:

    Colin Firfth?? Cupcakes??….Colin FIRFTH?? Yummy 🙂

  17. hsgantman says:

    Truly makes me miss Los Angeles!

  18. Jaime says:

    Banana peanut butter cupcakes? Sounds like bliss to me! 🙂

  19. asillymuse says:

    colin firth is so dreamy! and those cupcakes look delicious!

  20. Emily says:

    Great LA pics! Makes me want to go away and walk down Venice Boardwalk and eat burgers all day! xxx LZ

  21. The Pocket Stylist says:

    Cupcakes!!! Yummy they are my most favorite. Love your blog!!!

  22. Cathi says:

    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!

  23. {lauryl} says:

    Lunch w/ Colin Firth? JEALOUS. PS. I think our city is pretty gorgeous, too!

  24. natasha says:

    Cute! Which cupcake place in San Marino is that?? I want to stop by!!

  25. Elsa May says:

    Colin Firth! You did say Colin Firth right? OH MY – lucky you! Love your pics of LA.

  26. Nicole Marie says:

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

  27. denise, the prime magpie says:

    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!

  28. Karin says:

    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!

  29. Sarah says:

    That westlake sign looks so vintage LA

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