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#11 jean-marcus

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    Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:35 PM

    magic mountain is always a fun time if you like coasters and rides... WEEEEEEEE

    #12 Yari

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      Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:57 PM

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      I just went to see Wicked last week and I loved it. So in my opinion it's worth it! Plus I'm assuming that you'll be seeing it at the Pantages on Hollywood Blvd. You might as well just check out the standard tourist attractions like the Grauman's Chinese Theater, etc. etc.

      There's a nice little Italian restaurant about 2 blocks from there:

      Fabiolus Cafe
      6270 W Sunset Blvd
      Los Angeles, 90028
      Btwn Vine St & Argyle Ave
      Phone: 323-467-2882

      If you plan on going before the show make reservations!

      It sounds like you have a lot of stuff decided but I just wanted to through in that if you like wine tasting about 1.5 hours north of LA in Santa Ynez there's a lot of gorgeous vineyards with fun wine tastings. Here are some of my favorites which I would recommend if you feel like taking a drive up:

      Sunstone Vineyards & Winery
      Gainey Vineyards The best in California Wines
      http://www.artiste.com/

      And then this amazing restaurant:
      Winemakers' Dinner with D'Alfonso & Curran at the Los Olivos Cafe - 1-888-WINES4U - Buy Wine Online :: Best Restaurant for Wines - California wine

      If you like museums then I recommend LACMA
      Fabiolous is one of my favs! I use to work right across the street.

      Get the penne vodka, yummy!

      #13 Yari

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        Posted 03 February 2008 - 09:59 PM

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        Thanks everyone!

        We love Italian & Mexican food so any tips on good restaurants would be fantastic. We both love beautiful scenery & historic buildings. I'm a prairie girl so ocean & beaches are a must - I'd love to be able to stroll along a boardwalk. I'm interested in Hollywood but would like the "insider" story - what to see & what to not bother with (I love old movies). I am also considering dragging my husband to see "Wicked" - is it worth it??

        We've pretty much settled on San Diego, LA & Las Vegas in order to keep it simple. If it gets to be too much, I might push to drop Vegas so we can experience more in and around LA & San Diego.
        I suggest Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, great ocean views and yummy Mexican food.

        #14 Christine

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        Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:04 PM

        okay I know this might be silly but honestly my favorite place in So Cal (and Vegas) is Islands
        Islands
        they are all over and I miss them soooo sooo much. I love their burgers and fries. They also have a lot of other yummy things.
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        #15 Yari

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          Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:31 PM

          You have to go to In N out Burgers....yummy!!!

          #16 donandcorri

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            Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:11 PM

            Thanks everyone for your ideas & tips.
            I checked out Fabiolus & it looks great! I'm going to try to convince my husband to go to Wicked then we'll make reservations for dinner there before. He's not that into broadway shows but he's getting tickets to a Dodger's/Mets game and going to 1 possibly 2 shows to see one of his favourite bands play so I think I have some bargaining power......

            #17 starchild

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              Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:28 PM

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              Oh my........ A trip to the outlets might end up in divorce - I'd need to hit every store & my husband would lose his mind!
              Thanks for the tip on driving to Vegas - I'll be sure to check out the events before we make a final decision.
              hehe..yeah the men aren't so into the outlet shopping!

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by gkashmira
              There's a nice little Italian restaurant about 2 blocks from there:

              Fabiolus Cafe
              6270 W Sunset Blvd
              Los Angeles, 90028
              Btwn Vine St & Argyle Ave
              Phone: 323-467-2882

              If you plan on going before the show make reservations!
              OMG I love Fabiolus!!! Their gnocchi quattro formaggi is divine! You must eat there if you'll be in the area. They have a cute patio that feels a world away from Sunset...one of my fave L.A. restaurants.

              You'll love Dodger stadium too. It's surrounded by mountains and palm trees...gorgeous and very L.A.

              Where is the band playing?

              #18 donandcorri

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                Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:28 PM

                Blind Melon is playing in San Juan Capistrano on the 3rd of May- I've already bought tickets for my husband's birthday present. They're also playing in San Diego on the 4th so I might surprise him with tickets to see that show too as we already plan on being in San Diego for that day. He's pretty excited as he thought he would never be able to see them live.

                #19 jajajaja

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                  Posted 07 February 2008 - 02:36 PM

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                  You have to go to In N out Burgers....yummy!!!
                  Oh my goodness. When my FI and I were just in Vegas we went to In N Out Burger like 3 days in a row. I probably gained 15lbs on the trip!
                  Happily married since 2008




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