A Day Out: Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA

A Day Out: Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA | Orlovie

Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA is the perfect location for a day out! The street is named after Abbot Kinney, a developer, who in the 1890s built up the area to look like his idea of Venice in America (thanks Wikipedia!). Today, Abbot Kinney Blvd is home to a number of coffee shops, mixed use buildings, art studios, street art, food vendors, and so many shops. It’s a bustling tourist destination with plenty of things to do and people to see. I would definitely take a friend there for a day of photography (as we did) or the girls for a fun day of shopping (pro tip: set a budget, this place can get pricey).

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A Day Out: LA Times Book Fest

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Last month, Karen and I went to the LA Times Festival of Books at USC (all thanks to Karen, I was literally going to sit and watch Netflix that day because the new season of Daredevil is not going to watch itself!) – and it was so much fun! We went last year too and just like last year, I got way too many books. Which is the whole point I realize. Originally, I was going to make a vlog out of our adventure but this is one of those events where you go, listen to the panels and just take it all in. I decided to share the day in a short comic instead – hope you enjoy!

Event: LA Times Festival of Books at USC
People Mentioned: Sam Alden;  Leah HayesMaggie Thrash; Mimi Pond.

Besides the amazing panels and all the books, there was this awesome Rey cosplay <—link to her Instagram with even more awesomeness. I mean, seriously it’s so good. How.


Shaibu, shaibu

Just in case you’re planning on visiting the Honda Center,  you can see the map below. The Honda Center is actually where the Ducks play, but we won’t hold that against them 😀 Sadly, since the Red Wings play in the Eastern Conference now, they don’t get to come up here for games as often. First world problems, am I right? Ah well! I modeled the style of the players after the hockey players in the “Шайбу! Шайбу!” short. LGRW!

Map to Honda Center | Katya Orlovie
LGRW | Katya Orlovie

P.S. If you missed any of the Portland vlogs, you can watch the playlist [here].

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