It’s amazing how much improvement the downtown scene has become. I’d say the greatest addition would be L.A. Live.
L.A. Live is filled with unique entertainment attractions and restaurants. The most iconic ones are the Staples Center, home of the LA Lakers, and the Nokia Theater, where a lot of entertainment events in Los Angeles are held.
I can’t believe how fast time flies, but it’s “unofficially” the last weekend of summer.
With the end of Summer looming around, the age-old saying “don’t wear white after Labor Day” comes to mind. Of course, I feel the rule has been greatly relaxed and I notice that people who choose to wear white after Labor Day nowadays are sometimes even embraced as fashion forward trendsetters!
While my summer cravings included jumpsuits, plenty of floral pieces accented with lace and animal print, here is another summer trend that became one of my favorites to wear: Peplums! For those who are unfamiliar with the term, peplum is a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress… flirting with the style of a delicate feminine pencil skirt!
This labor day, if your idea of a three-day weekend means relaxing, recharging and rejuvenating with a little bit of pop culture, here’s some good news: The GRAMMY Museum features a tribute to the life of Whitney Houston. I had the most amazing time reliving the music legacy of one of the best performers of all time!
The 80s’ fashion trends were credited with bringing about a marked change and revolution in both the fashion & music industry. Reminiscing Whitney Houston and wearing a polka dotted peplum most definitely made for a perfect flashback to the ’80s!
Paying tribute to music’s rich cultural history, this 21st-century museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music – The GRAMMY Award. My favorite part of the museum, with the exception of the tribute to Whitney Houston, was the top floor containing the history of America and how music reacted to its major historic events. It was very interactive with the touch screens and countless headphones. You can even digitally work with famous songwriters and draft your own lyrics for professional consideration.
The museum was filled with historic data on legendary performers. One of my favorites were these notes that Woody had originally written by himself!
Now, in light of the no-white-after-Labor Day rule, I feel that fashion rules are meant to be broken by those who can pull it off, and personally, I think white looks really fresh when people aren’t expecting it.
The GRAMMY Museum is located at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, at the northeast corner of L.A. LIVE.
If you haven’t visited LA Live or the Grammy Museum before, I highly recommend it!