Spending an afternoon at the West Hollywood shopping mall "The Grove" was a very pleasant, unexpected interlude during our stay in Los Angeles. We would never have known about this wonderful oasis in the middle of West Hollywood were it not for our friend Nadege. Thank you Nadege!
Pat and I weren't planning on buying anything but it sure was pleasant wandering around, soaking up the spring like temperatures, and listening to the relaxing music. One store we stopped in (the video at the beginning this blog) had a wonderful, thumping sound system to accompany our wanderings in their store. I haven't been to clubs with such a good sound system. I checked the prices of the men's items; almost all of which were in blacks and grays, just the way Pat and I were dressed so I guess we were in style, and they really weren't outrageously expensive. Lots of those skinny legged jeans in this store at designer prices. That's one style I'll never cotton too. I think they look stupid.
We also stopped in Nordstroms. Nordstroms is a nice store but, from what I saw, WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for the likes of us. This is obviously a store for folks with too much money. Gold lame sneakers anyone? Only $750. ONLY? I would have loved to shown this to my Mother who wouldn't spend over $20 for a dress.
We were killing time waiting for our California friend (and frequent commentor on my blog) Nadege. We were going to the movies. We saw "Taken Three" with Liam Neeson. I hadn't seen the first two "Taken" films but Pat told me this movie was the same formula, which was a bit tired by the third installment.
One thing I did like though was this theater. I know I've been bursting with superlatives, describing out stay in California but I'm telling you, this was the most magnificent movie theater I've ever been in my life. That could tell you two things, either I haven't been to too many movies theaters (I have actually) or this was one truly luxurious theater. The seats, with head rests. The sound. The screen. Now if we just had a decent movie but they're hard to come by these days aren't they?
|The lobby of the movie theater at the Grove- and yes, that's Pat in the center walking towards the concession stand for his hot buttered popcorn; he can't watch a movie without popcorn (I can)|