I just got back from my first trip to LA. I was there for a week, working the first half, and exploring the second half. Overall it was a great trip! Did some shopping, visited the La Brea Tar Pits, went out to a crazy club night with a burlesque show, walked from the Santa Monica Pier down through Venice Beach, and ate lots of good food.

The Pros:

  • Amazing amazing cars everywhere! I have never seen more Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, BMWs, Mercedes, tricked out Range Rovers, and more.
  • Beautiful People Wearing Amazing Clothes and Shoes.
  • Great weather! It was mid-70s and sunny the whole time.
  • Great shopping. Dangerous shopping.
  • Very friendly people. We made friends everywhere we went.

The Cons:

  • The Smog.
  • Super slow 3G data service.
  • The focus on appearance over getting things done.
  • The one-up-ing race of cars, clothes, etc…

I wouldn’t want to live there, but I am looking forward to visiting again!