This is it: we’ve reached the end. Today the world will come to a close. It sure was fun meeting all you nice people! Thanks for the good times. But–Wait!–how can we allow ourselves to go this easily? We can’t! There’s so much to do before the world ends!!! Because you probably won’t be able to zoom around the world to see all the sites you wanted to see, start at home and do a few things in Los Angeles that you’ve never done. Here is a list of things to do before the world ends and as the world ends that will make your last day in Los Angeles a special one. See you on the other side!
On the twenty-first day of Holiday, my LA friend gave to me: a Poketo wallet.
Ahh, it’s that final rush before Christmas day and everyone is squeezing out every last drop of 2012 so that they can take the next week or two just to relax and prepare for 2013. Some of us are going to have to prepare for even more: visitors. Be it family or old friends, you may be readying for an onslaught of out-of-towners, many of whom have never been to Los Angeles. Sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. You may think that you have everything planned out and that you know where people are going to want to go but people will inevitably be overwhelmed by the city and how weird Los Angeles can be. I remember when the first time my father visited me out here, he had a near panic attack in a Santa Monica parking structure because he couldn’t believe that we didn’t have to pay for parking. Moreover, taking two suburban Starbucks lovers to the Silver Lake Intelligentsia was an awful, intimidating thing to do. A dinner at Son of a Gun turned into a near disaster after the price-to-size ratio was so skewed that no out-of-towners wanted to eat despite their not paying the bill. These normal things, things you don’t really think as “extreme” can be quire scary for parents and the like. Where should you take them then? We thought of a few suggestions from our experience that may help certain visitors you have coming. Here’s to an easy visit!
Drama, drama, drama: there is never a shortage of it! The city started the year with a bum foot and couldn’t get its proper stride because of it. This meant some community-on-community hate and lots of division between the old, the new, the confused, the over intelligent, and everyone in the gaps. We have forgotten most of the dramas of this year but these few stuck out to us like square tumors. Glad most of them have subsided!
We have to hand it to Los Angeles for really becoming quite a little retail hub this year. Perhaps we are growing more aware of what is going on or maybe there simply is more going on but we feel like the city in this discipline–and in other disciplines like food–has finally gotten to a respectable level. Great! LA Fashion Week may still be a bit wonky but, all in all, LA did a good job this year.