Los Angeles, Abbot Kinney, Dr. Phil & Silver Lake

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Again we discovered new inspiring places when we were in Los Angeles. The day of arrival we went to Abbot Kinney in Venice. A street full of hip and funny shops, nice coffee spots such as Intelligentsia Coffee to have coffee and for lunch The Butchers Daughter is a nice suggestion. We had dinner at The Tasting Kitchen. A small platter of anti pasti and two glasses of red wine for almost hundred dollar was a little bit overrated but the ambiance was worth it.

The next day we went to Hollywood to the Paramount Studio's as we joined a show of Dr. Phil! It was hilarious. We were in the front row. Before Dr. Phil came in the audience was warmed up with music and dancing and we screamed loud to get a Dr. Phil mug. So we got one! The show was about a woman who accused her husband of injecting her with poison every night and abusing their three daughters. In the end it was clear she had a mental problem and it was her own figment. It was great that we experienced a Dr. Phil show. Afterwards we got a slice of pizza and left the set before a second show would be recorded. One show was enough for us ;-)!

We discovered a very nice new upcoming district: Silver Lake. The neighborhood was named after Water Board Commissioner Herman Silver, who was instrumental in the creation of the Silver Lake Reservoir, located within the neighborhood. The Silver Lake Reservoir is fantastic. It is situated near Silver Lake Boulevard and it's a stone's throw from Chinatown, a short bike ride from downtown L.A. and Los Feliz. The Silver Lake Reservoir is about to end its career as a reservoir and begin its new, full-time career as a chill place to hang or whatever. The Silver Lake Blvd is worth a visit. Lots of trendy places surrounded by the Hollywood hills. The audience is hip and young and it is a relaxed place to wander around. Take a break at LAMILL coffee. W. Sunset Blvd is also worth a visit. Don't forget to visit Bar Keeper. It is a cozy shop specialized in high-quality spirits & bitters, vintage glasses & other bar supplies.

We ended our fantastic day on our beloved Manhattan Beach and watched the sunset. Again it was a great trip to our second hometown!

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