I got a Groupon for an all day Pontoon boat rental. I got some friends to come along and we had a great day out at the lake.
Friday, March 28, 2014
This is what I was most excited about for our trip. Duff Goldman from the Ace of Cake's on the Food Network had opened this Cakemix studio in West Hollywood. It's kind of like a paint on pottery place. You go in and your cake is ready for you with a crumb coat.
You decide what you what to do with it, or if you are like us, we made it up as we went. They put the initial frosting on it, so it's all pretty. You can do fondant or buttercream. Then you embellish it with additional fondant, butter cream and special goodies from the toppings bar. It is a really fun concept. I wish they had one here in Phoenix.
I had read that Grauman's Chinese Theatre was a great place to see a movie. We decided to give it a try. It was pricey, 19$, but it was a very ornate and fun place. The screen was huge, 900 seats and quite the sound system. It was a fun thing to do. In the lobby they had costumes from the movie we were seeing, as well as some historical displays.
At any rate, if we weren't following the GPS on my phone, we would never of found this place. It isn't visible from the road and is hidden in amond several sky scrapers.
We only found a portion of the many famous people that are buried here. I was googling how much it cost to be buried here. It is a small place and all the plots are apparently sold. You can only buy one resale.
They are about 45,000 for a single plot. about 22,000 for a niche for an urn.
We did not see Frank Zappa, Roy Orbison, Darryl Zanuck, Natalie Wood. Hugh Hefner has a plot for when he is ready for it.
A couple of years ago, Cindy and I went on a tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. This trip, we toured Paramount studios. It was interesting, but I think I enjoyed the Warner brothers tour more.
The studio is really just a working space. Anyone can come in and for the right price, use the area for filming movies or tv shows. Glee is being filmed there. They seemed to be the hottest topic on the lot.