Hey everyone! The other night I made another trip back up to L.A., one of my favorite cities! My dad had tickets to a Clipper’s basketball game and invited me to go. He’s a dedicated basketball fan, and even though I’m not the biggest sports enthusiast you’d ever meet, I still live for the experience and the chance to go to Los Angeles. The drive up was very smooth with little to no traffic whatsoever (which is almost unheard of). The Staples Center, which is where the games are held, is smack dab in the middle of the city. I personally love being right in the middle of it all, contrary to popular opinion. The night was very fun, so I thought I’d include everything we did with some photos in a post!
The first thing my dad and I did after we parked was go grab a bite to eat. There is an area across from the Staples Center called L.A. Live, where there are tons of restaurants and various other venues. We ate at Wolfgang Puck’s, which I was quite impressed with and would definitely recommend trying out if there is one located near you. The portion sizes were perfect (no food was wasted, yay!) and both plates were absolutely delicious! The atmosphere of the restaurant was great and I really enjoyed the interior design. Oh! Did I forget to mention that right before dinner a giant bowling pin ran up to me for a hug? I’m not ashamed to admit that I gave that bowling pin a great hug! The things you see/do in L.A, am I right?
Then of course, it was game time! We walked past the statues of well known basketball legends into the stadium and through security. The Staples Center has walls covered in photography of past performers that have played there, including acts like Muse, the Foo Fighters, Beyonce, and Stevie Wonder to name a few. We grabbed some popcorn and went to find our seats. The game was super enjoyable, with the score being almost matched through every quarter. With a few minutes remaining, the opposing team ended up pulling ahead, which must have really kicked the Clippers into overdrive. Finally, with a few seconds to spare, the Clippers won by a point or two. It was very exciting at this point and the whole stadium was on their feet! Disclaimer: I apologize for some of the blurry photos, the lighting was not the best in the stadium.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little peak inside my quick trip to L.A. I’ve been in the city pretty frequently this semester, whether it’s been for school or with family and I can honestly say I enjoy myself every time. I can definitely see part of my future being in L.A. so I love exploring it every chance I get. Also I know I’ve been very M.I.A. lately, but it’s all been for school and building my Graphic Design portfolio. I promise once graduation hits, you’ll be hearing from me a lot more often! To make up for my lack of blog posts, I’ve been very active on my Instagram, so please click the link below and give me a follow if you’re curious where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to! Thanks guys and hope you are all doing well! For my English readers and friends, hope you are staying warm, I know you’ve been getting lots of snow! Until next time!