Just happened to get the Good Morning carpet in the lift this morning.
Really quite liking the W Hotel we’re staying at on Hollywood Boulevard (bed was super comfy too, had a great sleep).
I messaged John Lor of Greaser, he was in Santa Monica and said that the sun was up and that it was beautiful there so a few of us jumped a maxi uber and braved the LA traffic (which apparently never eases up) to get there. Once we got there we realised the entire beach was covered in a super thick fog!!!
Made for this pretty gnarly photo.
We ate at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
The shrimp (pictured here) was soooo good. Rest of our meals were awesome too, service even better (the tipping system here really seems to work in regards to service, something Sydney could perhaps better from?).
We did a little shopping in the outdoor mall a few streets back from the water, and noticed the fog subsiding so we headed back to the pier to watch the sun go down.
First thing that came to mind was Grand Theft Auto! Man that game re-created Santa Monica SO well!!!
Dinner at Shake Shack!
100% went for the wrong burger. Instead of going for a classic (which I usually do when visiting new burger joints) I went for the SmokeShack (bacon) and it came loaded with hot peppers which had me sweating (I’m allergic to chilli!).
The OG! Zi and I.
Mr Antonio Alvendia of Motormavens, who lives in North Hollywood, dropped past the hotel for a few drinks, we ended up cruising to Koreatown for a 3am feed too. Massive catchups, so good!
Woke up fresh (no hangover thank God!), hit Starbucks next door and a few of us made the call to check out Santa Monica. Once we got there we realised there was a crazy fog covering the entire boulevard! The weather was strangely cool too, but that didn’t stop locals from swimming at the beach. We had a huge feast at Bubba Gump, which was way better than I remembered Bubba Gump to be, and spent the rest of the day just chilling out with John and Simon from Greaser in Sydney.