Adventures of Superman, L.A. Confidential, and Gangster Squad are just few of the movies and series that used pictures of Los Angeles City Hall. If you are a gamer than you’ve probably seen it in GTA: San Andreas, GTA V, and in L.A. Noire (one of my faves!). Even the Roaring Heights Town Hall in Sims 3 is based on it. Music fan? Than you’ve probably seen the City Hall interior in PRINCE video Diamonds And Pearls or AFI’s Miss Murder. As you can understand, beside it being a center of the government of the City of Angels, the LA City Hall is legendary.
Grand Park stretches between the Los Angeles City Hall and the Los Angeles Music Center. The park is quite big, but pretty minimalistic, with green lawn, palm trees, green bushes, pink benches and a Starbucks (of course… haha). I’ve heard that some people compare it with New Yorks Central Park… Well, I’ve still not been to NY but from what I’ve seen in movies and tv-shows I’m pretty sure that Central Park is much bigger and much older. Nevertheless, it was nice to hang out by the fountain and enjoy the green area before going back home.

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Have you ever wondered how flying freely in the space would look like? I sure did!
Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrored Room is an experimental artwork that is purely magical and looks like something taken from a sci-fi movie. It’s a mirror-lined chamber with stunning (and seemingly endless, because of the mirrors and water on the ground) LED light display. You get to go in alone and take in the whole artwork during 45 seconds. A quick space travel!

Fun fact: Just before I entered the Infinity Room, Jason Segel (from How I Met Your Mother) walked out of it. I think he saw that I recognized him, he politely said “Hi” and smiled towards me and Sanna, haha.

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Last Friday me, Freddy and Charlotta did a quick shoot on the streets of Hollywood to show Freddy's new merchandise, and here's the result! You can check out his site HERE. There are some other pictures I’ve taken too (cover for Troublemaker single, Freddy standing on the roof top, etc)!

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The Broad is a contemporary art museum in Downtown LA. It’s that kind of museum where everyone can find something that they like. My favorites were the colorful arts of Japanese artist, works of Jean-Michel Basquiat and all the different painting with hidden genital parts, haha. Beside the artworks on display, I think the museum itself is a peace of contemporary art, with an eye-catching structure, both outside and inside.
Entry is free, but if you want to visit the museum it’s a good idea to plan ahead and book tickets in advance. If you decide to spontaneously drop by, you might need to wait for two hours!

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Otium is a gem I found by accident. We we’re in Downtown LA area because I wanted to check out The Broad Museum (more about that later!) and because of a line to the Infinity Room we decided to leave the museum and sit down somewhere where we could wait for our turn. The first restaurant we saw was Otium. The place has a hipster vibe (if you’ve been reading my blog, you know that Downtown LA is all about hipster-vibes!), very relaxed and aesthetic. I love how you can see the whole kitchen when seated inside. The staff is well educated about the food, but they also know everything about the drinks. I’m not going to lie, I wish we had time to stay for some lunch but we ended up just having drinks because of the time pressure. The drinks were classy, tasty and pretty strong. Just how I like them! Next time I hope to stay for a lunch or dinner.

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This is my second (and last) #throwback to 2015 and my hometown Krakow. Wawel is actually not only a castle, but a complex of several buildings. The Royal Castle is the biggest of the buildings, but there’s also Wawel Cathedral, fortifications, and wooden parts of the complex that date to about 9th century (!!). Wawel was the formal seat of Polish monarchy (until 1611) and Wawel Cathedral was not only a place of coronation of the kings of Poland, but also their mausoleum. You can also see the Wawel Dragon statue in the first picture. He’s a famous dragon in Polish folklore and the legend says that he had his lair in a cave at the foot of the Wawel Hill.

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Sorry for the radio silence for the past few days, but I was really not feeling well. Stress, appointments, and the weather changing made me feel like I was getting down with a bad flue. I'm still bit weak, unfocused and sleepy. But I will survive! I'm pretty sure I nailed an exam I was fearing, I think I wrote an ok essay and I'm not as stressed as I was anymore.
Ok, enough of the pity party and let's focus on the real reason for my blog post. In this post I will break my rule of "never, ever posting shitty mobile pictures in myblog", it hurts me just as much as it hurts you, trust me. As you might have already deduced I was at a real Hollywood premiere. It was of the new King Kong movie, Kong: Skull Island. With celebrities and all. I mean how crazy is this? I was wearing two things I usually hate: a dress and high heels that makes your feet suffer so much that you just want to chop them off after a while. In Sweden we say "Vill man vara fin, får man lida pin" which means that if you want to be beautiful you need to suffer and I feel like I’ve suffered enough for a lifetime of being beautiful. BUT underneath all the pain I did feel pretty beautiful, so I guess it was worth it (no, not really... who am I kidding?).
I know, now you're thinking that you're again unwillingly invited to another pity party and you just want to hear about the glamour, celebrities and other interesting stuff. Your wish is my command, dear reader!
As you can imagine, Hollywood movie premiere in Hollywood is a big deal. They sealed off a big part of the Hollywood Blvd to build the red carpet on the street. There were fans waiting at the fences for the celebrities to arrive and they probably hated us for being so close to the stars. The red carpet was green (just as the Skull Island) and it started pretty structured but as soon as the big names started arriving it went nuts. Chaos. Zombie apocalypse. Yes, that exactly how it looked like! When Samuel L Jackson and Tom Hiddleston arrived journalist and who-knows-who swarmed around them and they did not let go. It was crazy!
To be completely honest I didn't get starstrucked, but I do think that Samuel L Jackson is one ofthe coolest actors; I mean he was in Tarantino movies, that's like a token of being cool. Tom Hiddleston is a very attractive and talented actor as well, but that doesn't make me go crazy either. However, I did got a bit starstrucked when I saw that Slash and his company was standing right beside me and waiting to get in as well. I mean.... It's Slash, from Guns'N'Roses, you can’t be a music lover and not get a bit starstrucked when you see him.
The theatre was huge and fancy and the movie screening started right away without any presentation (I kind of expected one?). The movie was so cool! I loved the characters, settings, action, and the music! For me this is a really good action and adventure movie. Even Sanna that doesn’t really like this kind of movies really enjoyed it and want to see it again.
Here are some pictures I took (trying to be as discrete as I could…) with my phone:

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This is a #throwbacktuesday to 2015. I’ve already written that I was born in Poland, but I never wrote about my hometown. You will have to excuse the quality of the pictures, I haven’t been to Krakow since 2015 and this might be some of the first street pictures I’ve ever taken. Since I don’t have my old hard drive here with me I had to steal them from my old blog.
Anyway, I was born in Krakow and lived there until I moved to Sweden. Ever since I moved to Sweden I’ve always come to Krakow at least once a year (2016 was the only year I couldn't visit because of my move to Los Angeles) to hang out with my grandparents and my aunts (my moms sister) family. They are like a second family to me, that’s how close we are. I basically see my cousins as my brothers. Growing up we always hanged out together during the weekends and we spend summers together as well.
Krakow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. It was a capital of Poland until 1569 and it’s still seen as the country's culture capital (although people from Warsaw might argue about that, it’s a thing there, haha). It’s one of the biggest centers of academic, artistic and cultural life in Poland. It’s listed as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and looking at the oldest buildings in the town you can see gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture. Rynek Glowny (Main Square) is the largest medieval market square in Europe and my favorite place in Krakow.

​Update: My bad! I was actually in Krakow during 2016, but it was a short trip for Valle's bachelorette party!

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It's funny how I always know what I want when editing pictures I took but when it comes to pictures of myself I'm totally lost. Like with these pictures, I really couldn't decide if i prefer them in black and white or color!
What do you think?

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If paradise was real I think a part of it would look like Lake Shrine. There are colorful flowers, rushing waterfalls, swans swimming across the lake, statues with inspirational quotes, an old Dutch windmill, ducks, and a whole family of turtles. Everything looks like it's taken straight out of a Disney movie, but it’s real. You can feel the harmony around you and it’s very easy to be “zen” there.
Fun fact: Elvis Presley loved this place!

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