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.¬†:)