Los Angeles Journals

L.A. from a TV Producer's View

An April 2005 trip to Los Angeles by rbank

Sunset Strip Photo, Los Angeles, California More Photos
Quote: As a television and film producer, I have to go to Los Angeles often. Being from Chicago, I tend to "mildly despise" all that L.A. has to offer, yet I try to have a good time!

Mondrian Hotel

Hotel | "Mondrian"

This is the incredible home of Skybar. Skybar is definitely one of the "in" places to go. It is a very cool, open-air bar at the hotel's incredible pool. The water is actually level with the pool deck, and this is more of a place to be seen than a place to swim. Amazing lounge chairs, sun beds, and couches surround the area, with a very beautiful wait staff to bring you what you desire. The Skybar stays open pretty much all night but only holds a small number of people. If you aren't staying at the hotel, good luck getting in. The hotel itself is very modern, yet surprisingly relaxing. The staff is really cool and helpful. I had a suite that overlooked almost the entire downtown area and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 8, 2005

Mondrian Hotel
8440 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90069
(323) 650-8999

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

Hotel | "Sheraton Gateway LAX"

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel Photo, Los Angeles, California
This is the airport Sheraton for LAX. It is actually pretty cool for the price (and style of hotel). It is decorated in a very modern style, with techno music playing in the background. The pool is actually pretty cool, as it has five or six cabanas which you are free to use. All the furniture is very modern, and you can sit and enjoy a drink from the bar as you look out over the pool. They have propane heaters over the poolside seats, should it get cool after the sun sets. The room is very spacious and features the "Sweet Sleeper" beds, which are awesome! This would be considered a business hotel. It is right next to the airport and rental car locations. You can obviously hear the plane...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 8, 2005

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
Los Angeles, California 90045

Sunset Strip


Sunset Strip Photo, Los Angeles, California
So, this is pretty much simply an entry to "de-mystify" the glamour that is Sunset Strip. I took this picture while driving along the glitz of it all. I thought it ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 8, 2005

Sunset Strip
Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, California 90048
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