... so you know the bit about 'sunny California'?
Well they lied.
About an hour after we landed this happened:
Anyway, the flight was great (annoying kid aside. not ours, we left ours behind with my parents), we exited passport control in record time, faffed about with the luggage a little and then lost an hour at the car rental place... there were 24 people in front of us.
And then rain.
We're staying for the first three nights at the Parker Hotel.
Very funky. Designed by Jonathan Adler and full of amazing vintage stuff.
This corridor is a little creepy though, don't you think?
Our room is lovely, and not creepy at all and full of things that I want to take home with me... including a gorgeous tapestry on the wall and this cute pillows
(do you think they'll notice if it disappears?)
Very comfortable bed.
And very cool bathroom covered in tiny round, white tiles and with a large photograph of Richard Burton above the toilette. (Sightly weird that).
Yup, rain again.
What is going on?
Not a day to lazy around the pool, so we jumped in the car and explored.
After lots of shops full of midcentury furniture and 'stuff' that made Mr M very very happy we stumbled on this area full of really cool houses...
Indulge me please.
Can you see that sky???
Seriously? It was like being on a movie set!