While I enjoy curling up with a good book (see pic below) I also enjoy getting out with my family and going to different spots in Los Angeles and its outskirts. So I thought I would share this with you all in a series entitled "About Town". I love living in L.A. and thoroughly enjoy all the great things there are to do around here. With that said I want to introduce The Americana at Brand (here), an outside mall and residences built by David Caruso, the same developer that built The Grove. The central focus here is the dancing fountain and light show, designed by the same group that designed the animated fountain at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, and the Trolley (which my daughter loves).
We spent a wonderful day here walking around, enjoying the fountain, riding the trolley, having coffee and treats at Barnes & Noble and doing a bit of shopping. We also saw Madagascar 3 at the Pacific Theaters, which was such a great movie (in my opinion) and I cannot stop singing the "Afro Circus song". And of course no outing was complete without some Pinkberry before we hit the road home.
It was really hot so I decided to wear this loose and flowy top from Bebe that I bought I don't remember when but still had tags attached. I thought my red pants and the cute H&M cherry wedges (I showed them to you here) would complement this top perfectly. I do have to say that as cute as these wedges are they have no padding whatsoever on the inside so by the end of the day my feet were really hurting. To finish the outfit I carried this cute white bag I got at a local boutique because it recently came to my attention that I do not own a single all white handbag (gasp!). I wish this would have those cute intertwined double C's on the front but for $40 I'm not complaining.
Enjoy every day!
*All pictures taken with iPhone that's why they look like they do cuz Apple cannot get it together and add a few more megapixels.
Bracelets: H&M, Ralph Lauren
Handbag: Local Boutique
Sunglasses: Target (Dollar Spot)
|The Lobby and Concierge Desk. I didn't realize until later when I saw these pictures how Wil'TED! these flowers were... Told you guys it was HOT!|
|Such a bad picture from inside Barnes & Noble 3rd floor but I wanted to share the view...|
|Just a small fraction of our summer reading material.|
|I though this was cute, as if Mickey is saying: "Hey, (insert Mickey laugh) those are some cute shoes!"|
|My favorite reads as the kids ran around picking out books....|
|Photo from Billboard advertisement.|