I recently had a friend come to LA from the Bay Area for a few days. She really wanted to see where I live and work and have fun. I gladly hosted her for 24 Hours in the NoHo Arts District.
What better way to immerse into LA in general than yoga. In NoHo, the hot yoga at White Heat
started the day for her and she loved it. Refreshed, revived and now with an appetite we headed over to EAT
for breakfast. This is one of those local breakfast places that will usually have a small wait because it's so popular, but it's well worth it. Eat is very consistent with quality breakfast options, and I personally love their egg dishes and fruit cups.
My friend brought her canine best friend down with her, a doggie named Jasper. She took Jasper to Whitnall Dog Park, which will be getting a makeover soon! She loved all the interaction with other dog owners there, and Jasper's tail was wagging the entire time in the park. You've heard of wag the dog right? ha ha
Time now for some dinner before out theatre show so we go over to The Federal
, NoHo's gastro-pub eatery. The staff here is always super cool and friendly, and I love The Federal being in a historic building dating back to the early 1900s. My friend is a craft beer lover, and The Federal did not disappoint, with their ever rotating selection of imported and craft beers, both on tap and in the bottle, from around the globe and locally.
Now, time to get our Theatre on, in one of the countries largest and most concentrated theatre districts right here in NoHo! We saw "Little Children Dream of God" at the venerable Road Theater
, the story of one pregnant woman's perilous journey from Haiti to America to escape an abusing husband and a volatile political situation. We were transfixed the entire show on the cast and characters and script. A standing ovation was in order for this well-performed show.
After the show, we walked around NoHo just to do a little people watching. My friend commented at how energetic, youthful and creative the vibe in NoHo was. That put a smile on my face, having lived her for so long and being a part of the transformation of the community.
A stop over at Joe Coffee
for a caffeine jolt and headed over to the North Hollywood Park for a jog on the one-mile track and a little meditation in the meditation garden area.
Waving goodbye to my friend as she drove off on her way back to the Bay Area with her dog Jasper sticking his head out the window in delight, I knew that I lived somewhere special, and 24 Hours in the Noho Arts District can be a wonderful thing with our great food, shows, and terrific people.
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