ucla is located right in the middle of westwood

so there are lots of little shops and restaurants within walking distance of the hospital.

it was kind of surreal to be surrounded by monitors and nurses and medication

and then step outside into sunshine and charming, tree-lined streets.



i got to sneak out for an hour here or there just to get a break.

i stayed all night with david in the hospital and most of the day

so  little sunshine was great for my sanity!




there is lots of interesting architecture and colorful tile.

so many little restaurants i’d love to try out some time.



ok, that was the biggest pigeon i’ve ever seen!

and i love the old school bel-air camera sign. i didn’t have any time to go inside though.



it felt so good to wander the streets a little

and explore a new neighborhood.



I love those tile steps {above right}. especially the vintage black tile.



i love birds. but you already knew that.



steve and i got chiptole for lunch one day.

it was great to get a little time together in the middle of so much stress.

and while it was hard to leave david, the nurses were amazing.




i kinda fell in love with the buffalo exchange.

it’s a high end thrift store with lots of vintage finds.

i’ll share a few treasures soon.

and diddy reese–um, homemade ice cream sandwiches.

delicious!! is your mouth watering??

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have you discovered any new little restaurants or shops lately??