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Published: June 22nd 2017
Inside The Ivy
More staff than I had seen in a restaurant, all in pink shirts, floral ties and white pants. The restrooms had full-time attendants who went in after each customer to wipe the surfaces down and ensure it was ship-shape for the next user.
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We had an uneventful road trip back to LA on Friday. Stopped at a couple of knitting and quilting shops and at a golf shop where we made several purchases. Then a quiet night at home with Erin and Peter, with some delivered pizzas, salads and pasta.
Saturday we had a great brunch at The Ivy - a swish restaurant in West Hollywood that is frequented by celebrities and passing tourist buses. Very nice, see pics. Then we drove on to Malibu and visited the Getty Villa - Getty's 1950s home that he converted in the '70s to a museum for his antiquities art collection.
Next we drove to the Malibu Canyon Park which has many walking trails and also includes a ranch that was owned by Fox pictures. Many westerns and M*A*S*H episodes were filmed there. After a very slow drive home in heavy traffic, in the evening we went out to see "The Big Short" at the cinema. The film was about some people who predicted the US mortgage crash in 2008 and made massive profits by betting against the booming market. It was interesting and informative but not too entertaining. It highlighted the criminal practices and cover-ups
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