With my sister in town, I wanted to take her somewhere that is unique to Los Angeles while displaying the spectacular views of the city. The Getty Center quickly came to mind. I’ve always been enamored by its architecture.
Upon arriving, we rode the famous Getty Center Tram that took us from the parking lot atop a hill where The J. Paul Getty Museum was. The experience was lovely as the ride provided some amazing views of the hills surrounding the museum, as well as the Los Angeles skyline. It was the perfect day to go up there as it was clear enough to see the Pacific Ocean.
We were impressed with the labyrinth of gardens, ornamental fountains, babbling brooks and modern outdoor sculptures amidst manicured lawns. It was such a tranquil place that we wanted to just sit in the cafe and read a book.
Upon exploring The Getty Museum, we discovered works from Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. It is also known for its amazing collection of contemporary art.
We ventured on to the seasonal exhibit by Herb Ritts: LA Style. He revolutionized fashion photography, modernized the nude, and transformed celebrities into icons. Some of his displayed memorable photographs were of Richard Gere, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cindy Crawford, and Naomi Campbell. It was super fun! We even had the chance to view his collection of Music Videos that were popular in the 90′s.
The ambiance was fun! It was a colorful beach shack-looking restaurant serving a delicious blend of Caribbean flavours. The place has a welcomed authentic Caribbean feel with outdoor seating. It was very reminiscent of my trip to Miami a year ago where I indulged in a variety of Caribbean & Cuban food.
We ordered the Coconut Fried Chicken, Jerk Shrimp Plate and Jerk Chicken Enchiladas. We also ordered the mango guava and the cantaloupe juice which were refreshing, ripe, and fresh.
Although the food looked promising, I probably will not go here again. It isn’t as tasty as other Caribbean restaurants I’ve been. However, you can’t go wrong with a cute little restaurant steps away from beautiful Santa Monica beach.
Zephyr Dress :: c/o Sugarlips Apparel
Pump :: Yves Saint Laurent ‘Palais’ (in nude / in black / in patent)
Cat Eye Sunglasses :: DKNY in Red Tortoise (similar / by DVF here / look for less)
Shoulder Bag :: Burberry (similar here / love this for fall or this)
Necklace :: Stone Fringe Necklace (similar / look for less)
I would like to express my gratitude to Sugarlips Apparel for providing the dress for this post. I chose the unique Zephyr dress to feature in my website and the customer service and prompt delivery matched my expected quality and professionalism of this company.
My Zephyr Dress is a modern cut shift dress that features red and navy blue graphic illusion print on floaty chiffon. The dress features dark navy blue color blocked through the middle and slit flutter sleeves, perfect for this season’s color-block trend. Playing with shapes and balance, this dress was indeed a modern art, perfect for a trip to the Getty. Oh, and did I mention that it’s so comfortable? It’s the perfect dress to wear in the heat since it wore loose and breezy while looking classy and artsy. :)