One of the 'must do' tourist visits in L.A is to go to the Melrose District, which has been made famous by being in films and on TV shows such as "Melrose Place" as well as being a place celebrities are often spotted out shopping at the luxurious high-end stores, or for a bite to eat at the lavish restaurants and cafes.
So I decided to take a trip to the Melrose District. As with my other trips I made sure I researched the area in advance to familiarise myself with the surroundings before hand to minimise any mishaps on the day. To get there is only a short bus journey from Santa Monica which is good, and with having planned in advance once I was there I felt quite comfortable in my surroundings.
I had been there previously with my Mum a while back so I already knew the area a little.
Of course I took this as an opportunity to take my camera to capture some photographs of the area...now, I'm not going to lie, I didn't really find too many photographic opportunities, but what I did quite enjoy was people watching.
Melrose Avenue and in particularly the infamous Melrose Place is the hotspot for celebrities as well as for filming. So I took this as a great chance to enjoy my time people watching.
I grabbed myself a cup of iced tea (white coconut iced tea...amazing!) from a little coffee shop called 'Alfred' (here's the link if you want to see how lovely it is: http://www.alfredcoffee.com), I then sat down in the seating area just at the front and watched the world go by for a bit. I don't think it was particularly a day for celebrities...to be honest, even if I did happen to pass by a celeb I doubt I'd have recognised them anyway!
I really enjoyed this time, just chilling, with my cuppa. It was great, and I did manage to get out my camera for some simple people watching snaps...I thought it'd be nice to share these on my blog and I hope they help you get a feel of my time in Melrose - enjoy!
I love all the greenery around Melrose Place and Avenue, the trees, the ivy, the hedgerows...the pretty flowers from whites, to yellows, to pinks...very lovely!
It was quite a nice contrast to see this food truck just off Melrose Place as the cafes and stores here are all quite expensive looking and a bit daunting. This guy was talking to the person in the truck for quite some time, having a long, happy conversation which was lovely to see :)
A great spot to take a rest in the shade for a bit I must say and look at the perfectly lined tree's - beautiful :)
The leaves on the trees are so green, and the pink flowers add a lovely pop of colour to the surroundings on the street...I do love a bit of colour!
As I was there in the morning, it was quite quiet, peaceful and pleasant; I'm sure the cafes, such as the one in this photo get very busy around lunch and dinner time! It did look like a very nice place to grab a bite to eat...also very expensive, hehe!
Thank you for taking the time to read this post, lots of love x