Weekend in LA

Spent the weekend in LA. A great place to visit but wow am I glad I live in the Northwest — the smog, lack of greenery, and congestion are so wearing.

Best things we did in LA: Dinner at Mako — pan-asian cuisine served tapas-style. Great service and fun food. Lodged at the Four Seasons — great service, and a veritable freak show of celebrities, celebrity-wanna-bes, celebrity entourages, and plastic surgery victims.

Worst things we did in LA: Rodeo Drive looks like a war zone, don’t bother going until they finish the street work (Christmas? next year?). Farmer’s Market — a lousy market with lousy restaurants. Come up to Pike Place Market in Seattle instead. Duplex — not Ben Stiller’s best work. Funny at times but overall pretty weak.