Los Angeles this winter

As I mentioned in my last post, I spent time in Los Angeles in January and in February.

 I enjoyed the hotel that we stayed at in January so much that I returned to the same in February.

I liked this sweet vignette on the mantle of the outdoor fireplace.

A cool hotel in a great location and a short walk from our son's apartment.

Neat plants every where I looked 

and a lovely wall of flowers by the pool.

We took a great walk/hike at Runyon Canyon

Although it we weren't able to do the entire path and back.

Love the prickly pear cactus!

I spent time on both trips at the historic Farmers Market

So many great vendors

Of course, I love the healthy ones lol.

A few visits and I still have lots more that I  want to try.

On my second trip, I visited one of my favorite restaurants
Coco Curry Ichibanya for some yummy comfort food  -  Japanese Curry
(I recommend the Pork Cutlet)
This popular international chain can only be found in the
Los Angeles area and Honolulu, Hawaii within the United States.

This great view is what my son sees whenever he parks his car at school. 
I could get used to that ;)

The Bird of Paradise flowers always catch my eye.

And they obviously caught the eye of this little fellow.

Hopefully you can see him better here. 

Such lovely flowers in the dead of winter.

We also walked over to The Grove a few times to stroll and window shop.

Good bye Los Angeles, 
I hope to be back to visit soon, but not too soon...

 Hello sweet home Chicago!

I did visit one magical shop in Los Angeles that deserves a post of its own,
that will follow soon.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth
~1 John 3:18

Blessings, Patti
Source: windingvine

Los Angeles this winter