When we moved into our current apartment, our landlord joked with us: "If you move this far west (into LA proper), you'll never want to drive east (towards Pasadena) again." And in some ways he was right. With little access to freeways, and everything we need within a mile of our house, there's little reason for us to leave our little cocoon. (I've come to understand how some women become "old cat ladies.")
Still, I can't complain. We live in one of the most vibrant cities in America... with some of the most amazing restaurants, parks, and activities right around the corner from our apartment. So, instead of keeping all this knowledge to myself, I thought I'd start sharing some of my favorite LA spaces and places. (Hopefully it'll be enough to make you come visit me!)
Let's start with Sprinkles.
Sprinkles is one of those places I love/hate. They're known for their amazing cupcakes (and cupcake ATM!), and when they added ice cream to the repertoire they reached a whole never level. It's in beautiful (and safe) part of town, it's close to our house, and their desserts are incredible. There's really nothing to complain about... except those bus-loads of tourists that happen to arrive (and get in line ahead of us) each time we visit. (We've seriously become the most crotchety old people complaining about those "damn tourists.")
Still, their red velvet cones are almost too good to be true. And, despite the few negatives, we just seem to keep coming back for more...
Yea, ok. You should still try it out, even if you have to wait in line for a while. It's good enough, I promise.