“I think it’s about time you write a blog about LA,” said Miss Debbie, the best boss I’ve ever had.
Oh, don’t tease me, Debbie.
I didn’t even mean for it to happen, either. I was literally having a normal day. I didn’t even mean for it to be spectacular.
So, without further ado, let me tell you allllllllll about “A Day in LA.”
Like any other off-day, I started it off right, at Philz Coffee.
Philz is a California staple, made famous by the hit TV show Silicon Valley, another California staple.
Philz is located in the heart of Santa Monica. Think: beach town, sunshine, and sweet & creamy coffee.
After Philz I texted my boyfriend and I told him to pack up a few pb&j’s and fill up the gas tank.
Today was a Six Flags day.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is only a 30-minute drive from campus. Naturally, when Cyber Monday came around, we knew what we had to do— buy season passes.
It was a beautiful day. Again guys, I didn’t mean for this day to happen. It just happened. It just happened to be a gorgeous sunny and 75 degree day, with a gentle, light wind feathering my hair in between every jump shot.
Did I mention it’s February?
And it’s sunny and 75.
After visiting the roller coaster capital of the world (did I mention Magic Mountain is the roller coaster capital of the world?), we needed to quench our thirst.
The college kid in me hasn’t died yet. You can’t beat a $1 Coke, whether you’re in LA or a place a lot less cooler than LA.
I had dinner plans with Lindsey Corsaro that night. So after we downed a couple refills of caffeine, I met her at a fun, local more-Californian restaurant in Westwood.
In typical Lindsey and Nicole fashion, dessert was in store after our dinner of vegetables.
To Salt n’ Straw!
Salt n’ Straw is another LA favorite in the heart of Hollywood and Venice.
What is Salt n’ Straw one may ask?
Ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream. But it’s not just “ice cream.” It’s Kelli Hayes-type ice cream.
In order to have Kelli Hayes-type ice cream, we need Kelli Hayes.
20 minutes later the three of us were in line waiting for a scoop.
After downing chocolate gooey brownie, honey lavender, and salted caramel truffle delights, we knew the night wasn't done there.
Kel was all hyped up on sugar (and salt).
She took the reigns and dubbed herself navigator for the night. First on the slate of great was LACMA. To look at the lights.
From LACMA we went to Griffith Park. Juuuuuuust a tad too late. Pulled in at 10:30pm. Closed at 10. But here’s a visual. A visual of what we would have seen had the guards given into our plea.
We would have looked through telescopes and stuff.
From LACMA we went to Mulholland Dr. To look at more lights.
From Mulholland we went to SC. To stare down enemy territory the night before. The calm before the storm.
(No picture needed).
From SC we went to LA Live. It wasn’t very live. It was a ghost town down there. The lights of Staples Center weren’t even turned on. But again, Kelli wanted to go, so we went anyway.
From LA Live we went to (don’t tell coach) California Donuts. We really just went to look at the donuts, I mean, at least that’s what we’ll tell coach if she asks.
From Fruity Pebble long johns to Reese’s peanut butter chocolate frosted, we looked, and then we bought.
After donuts and after checking the clock, we realized we had been together for four straight hours.
Just a girl and her friends. Going to dinner and dessert.
So what makes it unique?
This girl and her friends
…live in Los Angeles.
And THAT was just a regular 'ol day in LA.