May 26th, 2008 by alephnaught

Mulholland Drive

We decided to go on a drive and consider David Lynch as well…. Mulholland Drive is a famous road that runs north of Los Angeles through the mountains. It twists and turns, dives and climbs, surrounded by green trees and mansions. The Canyon Country Store on Laurel Canyon Boulevard is a fixture from the sixties […]

May 23rd, 2008 by alephnaught

Sawtelle and Govindas

Got to kick everyone out of work early today. So, Aviva and I took a trip into West Hollywood. First, we stopped on Sawtelle. This is yet another Japanese area, with a few really cool stores like Giant Robot, which is a cool store that sells Japanese toys, books, and just general stuff; I bought […]

May 17th, 2008 by alephnaught

Chinatown in Los Angeles

We decided to take a drive to Chinatown. Not as big as the ones in San Francisco, New York City or perhaps even Chicago, but its still pretty neat. There’s a big sign when you walk up The gates look really cool There are some nifty, oriental-looking buildings And of course a statue of Dr. […]

May 12th, 2008 by alephnaught

The Getty Villa

We went to the Getty Villa to celebrate Aviva’s birthday. The Villa is located in Malibu across from the ocean on a hillside. The building is modeled after an Italian villa; one part is designed after Hadrian’s villa. The collection is centered on art of the ancient world. There are two gardens, call peristyles, one […]

May 11th, 2008 by alephnaught

Found a cool store in West Hollywood, New Stone Age

While killing time before dinner, we happened upon a cool little store in West Hollywood called New Stone Age, 8407 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, 323.658.5969, We bought two cool things, a glass object with what looks like a jelly fish inside (its just glass, but its very cool looking), and a […]

Palm Desert, CA, March 21 – 26

March 26th, 2007 by alephnaught

Palm Desert, CA, March 21 – 26

Aviva and I had to expend some effort to get to Palm Desert this year. We originally had a flight through Dallas on March 20th, but that flight got canceled so they put us on the later, non-stop flight. Weather in Chicago canceled that flight. American put us in a Delta flight on the 21st, […]

Palm Desert, CA, March 12 – 17

March 17th, 2006 by alephnaught

Palm Desert, CA, March 12 – 17

We flew out in coach class (at least Aviva and I were on the two-seat side of the MD-S80). We walked around Palm Desert on Monday and Palm Springs on Tuesday, nothing really eventful. We did get to eat twice at Manhattan in the Desert, our favorite deli in Palm Springs. On Wednesday, we decided […]

Palm Desert, March 10 – 15, 2005

March 15th, 2005 by alephnaught

Palm Desert, March 10 – 15, 2005

We spent a wonderful warm time in Palm Desert visiting Aviva’s mother and her friend Dave. The weather was really great, sunny and in the 90s for two days, high 80s one day and mid-80s the last day – truely spectacular! We went to the Palm Springs Desert Museum – we seem to go every […]