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Flowers at the Getty Center

This is the third post I’ve made about yet another trip to the Getty Center. It’s such a beautiful place to be in; I’m actually thankful that I only started visiting it this year, or else the past two and a half years might have been rife with Getty Center posts. Check out my previous ones here and here.

Back to this time frame, Nam and I started our day searching for Le Pain Quotidien, under strong recommendations from Lilli. So there we were bright and early on a Saturday morning, ready to get down to breakfast business:

French toast and strawberries at Le Pain Quotidien at Westwood, Los Angeles.I got the french toast, and it had such a unique taste to it! I’m used to having a heavy egg flavour to my french toast, but this was more inclined towards the sweet; I suspect of the caramelised kind. Even the strawberries were sweet. The only draw for me was the inclusion of the mint leaves which contaminated parts of my toast with mint. I’m not too fond of mint.

Nam's bread basket comes with orange juice and hot chocolate at Le Pain Quotidien at Westwood, Los Angeles.Nam got the bread basket, which came with juice and hot chocolate.

Hot choclate at Le Pain Quotidien at Westwood, Los Angeles.The hot chocolate came in a little pitcher that you pour into a hot cup of milk. It reminded me of my time spent in Buenos Aires when I kept on ordering submarinos. =3

Assortment of jams and spreads at Le Pain Quotidien at Westwood, Los Angeles.LPQ is also known for their wide assortment of jams and spreads. Nam was in love with the hazelnut chocolate one, which was comparable to Nutella.

After that, we met up with Lilli and Ssen to visit the Getty Center. We didn’t know that it was Family Fest, with a Renaissance theme. It was our lucky day!

Renaissance costumed people at the Getty Center.

Renaissance performance on stage at the Getty Center.

Renaissance wreath-making table at the Getty Center.Renaissance wreath-making table.

Ssen with her umbrella at the Getty Center.While waiting for our turn to make our floral wreaths, Ssen kept twirling her umbrella until her hair got entangled on the shaft. XD

Selfie with my floral wreath at the Getty Center.Me and my first ever handmade floral wreath! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

Photo-taking with our completed wreaths at the Getty Center.The four of us took quite a number of photos with our proud achievements.

Ren and Nam at the Getty Center.Me and Nam.

Here are a few more photos that were taken by Lilli, also a prime example of what I generally tend to freeze into when taking photos with people (i.e. I am the destroyer of pictures):

Ren and Ssen photobombing Lilli at the Getty Center.Photo from Lilli.

Lilli and Ren at the Getty Center.Photo from Lilli.

Ren, Ssen, and Nam at the Getty Center.Photo from Lilli.

Ssen, Lilli, Ren, and Nam at the Getty Center.Photo from Lilli.

Ren at the Getty Center.This was a nod to Deb, with whom I first visited the Getty Center, and in which this was her favourite photo pose.
Photo from Lilli.

One of the pavilions had gorgeous artifacts. Jesca would have loved it in there:

Exhibit at the Getty Center.

Exhibit at the Getty Center.

Exhibit at the Getty Center.

Exhibit at the Getty Center.

Exhibit at the Getty Center.

Ren's floral wreath.Last picture of my wreath before it shrivels up and fades in colour. It’s also the only photo in this post that wasn’t taken by a phone.

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