Spontaneity is normally outside of my comfort zone. Chris is usually up for any adventurous opportunity and I'm the one who deliberates until the opportunity is long gone. In an effort to act on my love of travel I agreed to a weekend trip to Los Angeles to see FM-84 and The Midnight (two of our favorite New Retro Wave bands) in concert.
When we made the decision to go I was all over the internet to try and find the best sights to see, food to eat, and unique stores to browse. When it became clear that I would not be able to sleep in order to do half of the things on my list, I quickly adjusted my expectations. We had a mere 48 hours and LA is WAY bigger than I realized with a traffic situation similar to NoVA and DC. I decided to pick a few places that I wanted to eat and one or two sights I wanted to see and whatever didn't get done would be saved for another trip.
These are just some of the few photos I was able to take during our time out west. The concert was AMAZING and I was surprised to find out that it was only the second show ever for FM-84. There is a sort of nostalgic comfort I find in New Retro Wave and I encourage you to check out the genre if you're into 80's synth with a modern flair. You can listen to New Retro Wave on YouTube and on Spotify.
The other awesome thing about Los Angeles is all of the delicious vegan food that is everywhere. We ate at Veggie Grill, The Vegan Joint, and Sage. There were also lots of vegan options at most of the non-vegan restaurants. We had great food delivered from LA Cafe at 2 AM, when we got back to the hotel after the concert. The highlight for me was the O.G. Ramen Bowl from Ramen Hood at the Grand Central Market in Downtown LA. Three words- Sunflower Seed Broth. I was so sad when it was all gone. Definitely check it out if you are in the area.
I can't wait to go back and experience more of the outdoor activities. Here's to being more spontaneous.
What was the most spontaneous thing you've ever done?
P.S.- Check out the vlog for this trip over on the Living Well + Wild YouTube channel.