Day 5 in LA was real chill. I had planned to visit the Griffith Observatory in the morning. But missed the fact that it was closed on Mondays. Since the Loews Hollywood gave us complimentary late check out, we ordered room service instead and relaxed before heading to Beverly Hills to spend the afternoon. After check out, we stored our bags and took a Lyft to Beverly Gardens Park.
Now you can’t visit LA without visiting Beverly Hills. It’s a must, and you don’t even have to spend a lot of money. Actually you don’t have to spend any money at all. For starters, it’s free to take a picture in front of the Beverly Hills sign in Beverly Gardens Park. And check out the beautiful sculptures while there…
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And of course you have to stop by Sprinkles Cupcakes.
All of the cupcakes are less than 5 bucks. You can order inside, or get one from the ATM. If you want a box it will cost you an extra 50 cents in the shop. And there’s a 50 cent surcharge on the cupcakes from the ATM for this very reason.
I ordered my cupcake inside to make sure it was as fresh and paid for the box to do a photoshoot at the ATM. Because that’s what you do when in Beverly Hills lol. At least I wasn’t alone. I saw multiple people come and do the same thing while we sat outside and ate our cupcakes. Keep in mind that you don’t have to buy a cupcake to take a photo in front of the ATM though. Just don’t hold up the line (if there is one). I chose the Coconut since I was craving coconut. Esean had the Salty Caramel. Although the icing on the Coconut was good, the base tasted like basic boxed yellow cake mix. Esean’s cupcake was much better. By the way, we have a few Sprinkles ATM’s in NYC as well. See locations here.
Next we made our way down the block to Rodeo Drive. Not to shop. But to look rich and take pictures. Don’t judge me, I’m being honest. My days of buying overpriced items just for the name are done. I only shop designer pieces when they’re deeply discounted. I now find more value in experiences (like this trip to LA), rather than material items. We did have fun window shopping and looking at fancy cars though. Kids tend to enjoy the simple things.
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We were over Beverly Hills at that point and decided to head back to Hollywood to have dinner at Kino Sushi. Esean had a Teriyaki Chicken Bento Box which he enjoyed for the most part. He thought that the teriyaki sauce was a little bland. My child don’t play when it comes to seasoning lol.
I had the Caterpillar Roll with miso soup, a salad and a glass of plum wine. Everything was enjoyable. However they were a bit skimpy with the eel in my roll. After dinner we stopped by the Hollywood & Highland Center to get another round of churros, and a last view of the Hollywood sign before heading to the airport.