Intermission: The LA Tourist

Having my sister visit LA from Down Under is such a treat. It reminds me of how much I value time with my family, and of that irreplaceable bond between siblings.

It’s also a wonderful excuse to act like a tourist in my newly adopted home base.

I dedicate this post to my sis, Katya.

Below are some of our fun moments photographed around LA with either the Nikon 35mm or Smartphone.

Sisters reunited after nearly 2 years. At LAX.

Sisters reunited after nearly 2 years. At LAX.

Santa Monica Beach

Santa Monica Beach

Cloudy Venice Beach

Cloudy Venice Beach

Thanks sis!

Shopping at Michael Kors. Thanks sis!

Sharing sweet potato fries at Venice Beach

Sharing sweet potato fries at Venice Beach

Wowed by the canals, Venice Beach

Wowed by the canals, Venice Beach

Feeling on top of the world at Runyon Canyon that overlooks LA's downtown

Feeling on top of the world at Runyon Canyon that overlooks LA’s downtown

At Forest Lawn Cemetery, at the Bette Davis Memorial

Me, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, at the Bette Davis Memorial

Kath making new friends while on a photo shoot, Calabasas

Katya making new friends while on a photo shoot, Calabasas

Visiting the Hotel Bel-Air, and its swans

Visiting the Hotel Bel-Air, and its swans

Seeing chocolate, and eating it. At See's Candies., The Grove

Seeing chocolate, and eating it. At See’s Candies, The Grove

Sistertime at the top of the Los Leones Trail

Sistertime at the top of the Los Leones Trail

At Urth Caffe in LA's downtown

At Urth Caffe in LA’s downtown

Overlooking LA from Mulholland Drive

Overlooking LA from Mulholland Drive

Toasting at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

Toasting at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – feeling like we’re on the set of The Hills