Celeb-spotting in Malibu
Trip Start Sep 11, 2009
58Trip End Oct 21, 2009
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We had a starter of champagne and oysters. There were very difficult to resist, given our surroundings! The oysters were delicious and we just had to have a second serving! We followed with a starter of tuna tartare and mains of a steak sandwich for me, and a chicken sandwich for Azrael.
There were lots of beautiful people at Geoffrey's, but no celebrities (that I recognised anyway).
On our way to the beach, we needed to stop for petrol
He looks every bit as imposing in person, although slightly rougher at the edges and not as well dressed. Unfortunately, we are just too Swiss, so we did not approach him for a photo. Such idiots!! I felt so embarassed, even stealing a few pictures from the distance of our car! But of course I regretted it afterwards and am still kicking myself for not asking for a photo :-(
After our little bout of celebrity spotting, we headed to the Surfrider Beach and the Malibu Pier, hoping to catch some surf action. Unfortunately, it just wasn't really happening. I guess the surfers have to work too!
We then stopped by at the Getty Villa on our way back to LA. We were quite late getting there, about an hour before they close. The great thing was that we were granted free entry so that was cool
As we were moving hotels tonight, we decided to head into Downtown LA for dinner. What's the reasoning, you may ask? Well, since LA is humongous, we tend to explore only the area around our hotel. Therefore, we would not really trek all the way into Downtown just for dinner, especially with the huge array of choices in West Hollywood! So we decided to have one last Korean BBQ dinner, LA style!
This time, we went to check out Soowon Galbi, which was originally my top choice but was fully booked last time we were here, way back on 12 September! We were smart this time and called ahead for a reservation. We were also clearly wiser, after 5 weeks in the US.... we ordered only 2 dishes, compared to 3 on our very first day! We had the marinated short rib and the beef Bulgogi and of course the Chim Chirum (some kind of Korean wine). It was a tough call, pitting Soowon Galbi against Park (the first Korean BBQ we had this trip). The short rib at Soowon Galbi was better but the Bulgogi at Park was head and shoulders about the Bulgogi at Soowon Galbi. So it was a case of them just being different. Our meal was as always delicious and I was very happy with our decision to drive into Koreatown just for dinner!