Today is Leeann from Join the Gossip. She lives with a giant fur ball in Hollywood. She's always making me jealous of all the great events & previews she gets to go to! And she hosts a great Monday link-up "Weekend Update" with a wonderful group of bloggers. Today she's making us all jealous by walking us through her neighborhood...
Hi everyone! My name is Leeann and I blog over at Join the Gossip! Today I'm super excited to be filling in for Amy and talking about my neighborhood in Hollywood, CA.
I actually work on Hollywood Blvd. so I see the Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater (where movie premieres are held), and the Kodak Theater (where the Academy Awards are held) on a daily basis. It's fun but also a bit crazy and overwhelming. So many tourists and so many "characters". If you've never been to Hollywood, be warned: on Hollywood Blvd. the grown man in the Spiderman costume or the lady dressed as skanky Cat Woman want to take pictures with you then get you to pay for those photos. Avoid them!
Here's a picture of the HUGE crowds that gathered for Katy Perry's movie premiere/concert on Hollywood Blvd. a few weeks ago. I had to fight through the crowds just to get a coffee.
Within walking distance of my apartment are fun places like Kat Von D's High Voltage Tattoo from the show LA Ink, an old restaurant/bar called Formosa Cafe that used to be frequented by stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, and Pink's Hot Dogs that's been around since 1939 and boasts a menu of dogs created by and named after celebrities.
As much as I complain about high rent in older apartment buildings that don't usually have air conditioners or dishwashers, and the abundance of crazies in this city also known as "Hollyweird", there's a lot to do and living here is definitely an experience that I'll be able to look back on one day and tell stories about.
I hope you enjoyed a tour of my neighborhood stop by my blog and say hello sometime :)