shopping close to ucla

Westwood Village, which is right next to the UCLA campus, has some small stores. But within 5 miles, there are 5 major shopping areas.

The closest and biggest is 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, which has all the major stores from Forever 21 to Club Monaco, a MAC store, a Sephora store, a Fresh store, and a Lush store. If you don’t drive, take the #1 or #2 Big Blue Bus and it’ll take you right to 3rd Street.

Down Westwood Blvd, there’s a somewhat smaller mall, Westside Pavillions. A H&M has recently opened there, and a Forever 21 is also opening soon. That mall doesn’t have the best stores, and but there is a Bare Escentuals store as well as a Ziba salon, which offers the best eyebrow threading ever. Posh Spice was reported to have shopped at Westside Pavillions before. Take the #8 or #12 Big Blue Bus and it’s about 10 minutes away.

On Santa Monica Blvd in Century City is Century Mall. This is the place with tons of high end stores like Louis Vuitton. There’s no direct bus route, but I believe you can take the #8 or #12, then transfer to the #7 on Olympic Blvd.

Then of course, just about 2-3 miles down Wilshire Blvd lies Beverly Hills, with Rodeo Drive and all its shops. There is traffic in Beverly Hills, but there are great shops there.

Just a bit further is Beverly Center, which does sit on Beverly Blvd, but isn’t actually in Beverly Hills. Tons of stores there!



OOTD – New Years Eve @ Chinese Theatre

Sunday we finally went to the cinema to watch „New Years Eve“.
Why „finally“?
Because we happened to pass by the Kodak Theatre the evening of the movie premiere aaand we also happened to visit the Jay Leno Show exactly the day Katherine Heigl was visiting (klick here to see her there). So if that isn’t something? something like a „you need to go and watch that movie“ ;D.

Anyway the movie was lame… some funny moments, some kind of cute scenes and the end was  sad, yes, but all in all, the movie wasn’t really that good, too predictable, entertaining though but if you’d ask me whether or not to go, I’d definetly say „No, dont do it“!

We saw the movie at The Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard. Wow, what a very special building! Stunning architecture and so cool stone Heaven Dogs and other artifacts from China!

Great evening with Thomas King and Anne 🙂

…and this was my Outfit: