Sunday, June 28, 2009

San Fernando/LA

Getting out of Ventura County and heading into Los Angeles County is always a nice change. From the suburbs to the city, we made our way Sherman Oaks, which is about a 25 minute drive. We stopped at Buffalo Exchange and searched through the store, like kids in a candy store! I sold a pair of BCD jeans and a UO top, which I took the 50% store credit, rather then the 35% cash. I found a cute white loose top with a b&w photo of hippies at woodstock 69. I am almost positive this is TOP SHOP. I then found a lovely leopard button up blouse from Forever and a purple leopard sweater from HM, which I have in red. I only paid $17 for everything.
After spending about a hour there, we left and got on the 101fwy and exited Tujuanga Blvd. Made a left and another left at Dilling, where we arrived to the famous Brady Bunch House. The Brady Bunch was one of my favorite shows as a kid, and when I found out that the real house was located in North Hollywood, we decided to check it out!

We got lunch @ Panera Bread on the corner of Laurel Canyon and Ventura. It was very yummy. We walked down a few blocks to Crossroads and browsed around. Crossroads is a fabulous store with used name brand clothing for cheap. You can also sell back as well.
Took Beverly Glen, to Mullholland , to Benedict Canyon to Sunset. This is at the top of Mullholland looking down at the San Fernando Valley.
Off Benedict Canyon is Cielo Drive. This is the old Tate property where the Manson Murders took place. The original house is now demolished and was actually located a lil bit below this now new mansion called the Bella Villa, owned by a hot shot Hollywood producer. This hot shot, Jeff Franklin (producer of Full House) was having a party yesterday. If only we had an invitation! Imagine the views!
My friend's dad actually grew up in the house below the old Tate property. He was just 15 at the time, but his dad (my friends grandpa) called the cops the morning (I'm guessing midnight-1am-ish) of August 9th, 1969, notifying them of a party getting out of control at the Tate residence. Well, the cops showed up at my friend's dad's house, who then told the police that it is theTate house he needs to check out. They never did. The next morning, the hosuekeeper found the 5 victims dead inside and outside the house on Cielo Drive.

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