the hollywood bowl.

{ready for a picnic}

have you ever seen the movie, "beaches?" it's pretty much my favorite movie...ever. i cry every time, and chocolate-chip ice cream has proven to be the perfect partner for, "the wind beneath my wings." in the beginning of the movie, bette midler is singing on the stage of the hollywood bowl in LA. {you can watch it here!} ever since, i've wanted to visit the renowned bowl. if not for my own experience, for the exciting idea that i was standing {kind of} in cc bloom's shoes.

this weekend? it happened.

some sweet friends from church gave us free tickets to see the LA philharmonic orchestra perform Tchaikovsky. Our program was complete with fireworks, the USC drum line, the LA children's choir and ballet performed by the American Ballet Theater. in a word? amazing. Tchaikovsky is well-known for penning the score to, "The Nutcracker," and "Swan Lake," music many of us have been accidentally exposed to over the years.

in all honesty? i was a bit nervous, especially before i realized all the neat perks our program had in store. i would never describe myself as, "cultured," and classical music goes right over my head. i love country music and bette midler for heaven sake! as far as i was concerned, Tchaikovsky was going to be accompanied by my nookbook and a bottle of lemonade.

it wasn't needed.

the hollywood bowl is absolutely gorgeous, nestled in the east hollywood hills. it's actually right off the 170, which is shocking.  the acoustics were mind-blowing, and the family atmosphere is incomparable in LA. we brought a picnic lunch and blankets {nights get chilly!}, and had a night more than worthy of bette midler. {sorry. i had to throw that in there!}

are you headed to the hollywood bowl?

1. don't use the parking that the bowl offers. it's insanely expensive/frustrating. there are numerous bus lines and shuttles that run the gamut around hollywood. at only $5 a person, you're set!
2. bring a lunch, and wine is welcome. food is a bit pricey, and it's more fun to pick up yummy deli sandwiches and macaroni salad from your local market.
3.  try the lemonade/garlic fries. okay. not at the same time, but they're both worth the price! {$10 for both}
4. keep it cheap. the bowl has hundreds of seats for you and your loved ones. you don't need to sit right up close. the farther you get from the stage, the more fun the atmosphere. in the summertime, nosebleed seats are only $1!! Can't beat that.

 {leading letters}

 {best friend waiting oh-so patiently}

 {lemonade!! watermelon lemonade!!}

{before the crowds// families + yummy picnics!}

 {ready for the show.}


23 comments:

  1. You are too cute. I love the philharmonic! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. this looks like so much fun! thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today.

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  3. i've only lived here for a year now, but i'd love to go to the hollywood bowl at least once! looks like a great time!

    xo

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  4. Looks like a nice time!

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  5. wow you look so wonderful! i am following you right now <3

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  6. I love your skirt!

    xo Jennifer

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  7. lovely pictures!

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  8. Great pictures!!! I've never seen beaches but I've been meaning to :D Thanks for stopping by. You've got a great blog, I'm following back!

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  9. This is amazing - I love Beaches too! Thanks for the tips, once I get to LA I'll definitely make time to visit, and try the lemonade and garlic fries!

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  10. Sounds great fun. I'm another huge beaches fan- gets me with the waterworks every time.Rx

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  11. Beaches is one of my favorite movies & it never fails to make me cry like darn baby haha. It's so fabulous that you got tickets to this, so much fun!

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  12. okay, we are meant to be friends. i LOVE beaches!!!! greatest movie, ever! cry like a baby! and i've never been to that bowl, it looks incredible!
    xo TJ

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  13. i love the movie beaches. it's so cool that you got to go see the hollywood bowl! it sounds like such a special and amazing experience :)

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  14. What great photos! Looks like a good time! I've never seen beaches, but believe I might have to!

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  15. what wonderful photos! and it sounds like you had an amazing time. you are absolutely adorable :)
    xoxo,
    tiana of lesthetique

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  16. I'm not a huge fry person, but man those garlic fries sound delicious! Looks like you had such a great time!

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  17. Wooow, where do all these followers come from?? I love this. :) I want to go sometime! Let's all go together in the future! ;D

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  18. Love your coral skirt and bracelet!

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  19. love this post! we love the hollywood bowl and saw RENT there last year! such a cute blog and adore your style!
    xo
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  20. looks like fun and i LOVE your pink skirt!

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