farmers market and the grove
09.03.2009 - 09.03.2009 65 °F
So Monday was a big day... Needed to prep for my hopeful Price Is Right experience. But, in the morning, I decided to check out the LA Farmer's Market (oldest in the city, I think) and the shopping center called The Grove. The girls in my room were going to see a Dr. Phil taping and at first, I agreed to go. But in the morning when they were getting ready, I realized that staying there and keeping to my original plan was best. It turned out that I made the right decision because their taping ran late and I never would have made it to TPIR on time. And I'm so glad I did...
But first things first. I hopped the 780 Bus at Hollywood and Vine. It took me east down Hollywood and south on Fairfax to the corner of 3rd Street, right where the Market begins. It was a very cool outdoor market, with fresh meats, cheeses, baked goods, nuts, fruit and other foods. Plus there were a few little delis, counter style restaurants, smoothie, yogurt and donut shops. Yummmmm. I broke down and bought a pineapple and pear juice smoothie. OMG. I never knew those flavors would be so good together!!! I must try them again when I get home.
There was also a vintage store with really unique antiques. It was interesting because they must find and buy old lots from defunct manufacturers because many of the items were in multiples. I almost bought a vintage sticker set for The Ringling Bros circus for my dad, but I thought he would like something with Hollywood on it instead. No matter, I hope that little store is still there when I visit again because next time I will buy something! I also couldn't resist a little jewelry store because they had really unique, artist-made items. They had many expensive pieces costing up to a few hundred dollars. I bought two of their cheapie necklaces but they don't look it. Score!
After I had enough of all the lovely food smells, I walked over to The Grove for more shopping!!! You truly can shop til you drop in this town. It just never ends. The Grove is basically a big outdoor mall, like Crocker Park... But much more glamorous architecture. I wasn't all that impressed with it. Not too many stores that we don't have back home or that you wouldn't find in a normal big city shopping area. But, it was still nice to check out!
After that, time for CBS studios...