Star Gazing at The Griffith Observatory!

Have you seen the movie, “La La Land?” The motion picture hit of 2016 that captured the beauty of Los Angeles that featured Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In one of the scenes you see their characters, Mia and Sebastian, roaming around the Griffith Observatory with the most beautiful view of the city (it was my favorite scene in the film). The Griffith Observatory, a majestic landmark of our vast metropolis, opened in 1935 and has stood tall over LA, hovering over us like a beautiful cloud. I’ll be honest, it’s one of the prettiest places to go on a date or just for an outing with your friends. Being the amateur astronomer that I am, (I took a class in Astronomy at USC), I love to go star gazing at the Griffith in the evenings from time to time; especially on nights with meteor showers. The famous structure also houses the Griffith planetarium, where you can see a show explaining all about the wonders of the universe and the stars in the night sky. So romantic! There are many exhibits on display inside the Observatory including The Hall of the Sky, The Cosmic Connection, and my personal favorite, The Foucault Pendulum (This pendulum was designed to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth). As you walk around the grounds of the art deco building, you have marvelous views of Downtown Los Angeles all the way to the Pacific Ocean. At night, when the sun is setting and the sky blankets us with darkness, you can see all the twinkling lights spread all across our urban landscape. No wonder they call us the city of angels :)

 The Front of the Griffith Observatory located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.    Dress: Reformation

The Front of the Griffith Observatory located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.

Dress: Reformation

 Smiling from ear to ear because I love this place so much!    Earrings: Zara: $19.90 (From their Fall Collection)

Smiling from ear to ear because I love this place so much!

Earrings: Zara: $19.90 (From their Fall Collection)

 Look at that view!! You can see the entire city of Los Angeles from up here! I am clearly looking for celebrity sightings down below :)

Look at that view!! You can see the entire city of Los Angeles from up here! I am clearly looking for celebrity sightings down below :)

 The steps leading up to the top made for a perfect backdrop!

The steps leading up to the top made for a perfect backdrop!

 Channeling my inner Stevie Nicks in my new Free People dress from their Fall Collection! Giving you those Bohemian chic vibes!    Dress: Free People

Channeling my inner Stevie Nicks in my new Free People dress from their Fall Collection! Giving you those Bohemian chic vibes!

Dress: Free People

 How gorgeous are these new earrings from Zara? You know how much I love Zara and their new fall collection is so colorful!  Earrings: Zara: Colorful Mirror Pendant Earrings: $19.90

How gorgeous are these new earrings from Zara? You know how much I love Zara and their new fall collection is so colorful!

Earrings: Zara: Colorful Mirror Pendant Earrings: $19.90

 Peace, Love, and Harmony!

Peace, Love, and Harmony!

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 Throwing up that peace sign on top of the Observatory!

Throwing up that peace sign on top of the Observatory!

 Had to bring along my favorite new backpack from Forever 21! It’s astronomical!    Backpack: Forever 21: Fux Leather Backpack: $24.90

Had to bring along my favorite new backpack from Forever 21! It’s astronomical!

Backpack: Forever 21: Fux Leather Backpack: $24.90