World of Fruit

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I'm back with another pop-up experience! Earlier this month, Ian and I went to World of Fruit, located off Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. World of Fruit is obviously, all about fruit. There are eight different rooms, each highlighting on different fruits such as bananas, grapes, watermelon, and even dragon fruit.

We came on a Saturday afternoon, and it was surprisingly not crowded. If you're lucky, you'll be able to find parking along the street too.

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This pop-up was a little different for me because there is a tour guide that follows you and your group. We did not move onto other rooms until our entire group was ready, and in our case it was only one other couple. I personally would prefer to walk through on my own, however, I think a huge plus of this idea is that they also served as the photographer for your group! In an ideal situation, I would be able to walk through on my own and photographers would be stationed in each room.

My favorite part of the experience is all the treats they hand out throughout the pop-up! We got berries, watermelon popsicles, Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask samples, mini acai bowls, and exotic fruit samples. Everything was delicious and I felt like these mini surprises made it more worth the money.


TIPS IF YOU'RE PLANNING ON VISITING:

  • Go during happy hour which is everyday from 3-6 pm. Tickets are $25 instead of $29. (I also noticed that they lowered their pricing. When I booked, happy hour was $28 and general admission was $30 something.)

  • Frequently check their IG for any promotions. They gave out free tickets for the 4th of July and I also took advantage of a 25% off promo code!

Overall, I definitely enjoyed my experience here and I would recommend this pop up. I LOVE the fact that there were treats to redeem and that it was not crowded here at all.

Be sure to stop by if you're looking for your next pop-up adventure in LA!

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

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Whether you keep up with Disneyland news or not, I'm sure everyone has heard of the new Star Wars: Galaxy Edge land that has opened up! Before the land opened up to the public, access was granted through a reservation system, and luckily for Ian and I we scored reservations!

With the new expansion, I have to say the park feels so much bigger now. The land itself is pretty big with lots of open space which I loved. I am not the biggest Star Wars fan, but I have heard from fans that the land is extremely detail-orientated and done well.

Some highlights:

Blue and green milk: I have heard so many mixed opinions on this. I personally would not order these again. They're vegan drinks formulated with rice milk, and have a slight frothy texture which I am not a fan of. The blue tasted more sweet, meanwhile the green had a more earthy taste.

Smuggler's Run: I'm all about the attractions so I was most excited about this! On Smuggler's Run, you board in groups of 6. There are pilots, gunners, and engineers. Pilots get to fly the Millennium Falcon, and get to control either left and right or up and down. Gunners fire missiles when commanded. Engineers fix our engine throughout our flight by pressing flashing lights. After experiencing all three of these roles, pilot is most definitely my favorite. I feel that your fight crew could also effect your experience. When we had crews that were super energetic and loud, I felt like the ride was way more fun compared to crews that were a little more on the quiet side.

Ronto Roasters: First off, the aesthetic here is super cool. We tried the Ronto Wrap which is pork, sausage, and tangy slaw wrapped in pita. I honestly think this is one of my favorite snacks through the entire park, I would highly recommend it. We also had the spicy turkey jerky which is available in either sweet or spicy, and I thought this was great for a snack. I would not recommend saving any for the next day, because in my experience it got really hard. We also tried Meiloorun Juice, which is a mix of aqua frescas pineapple, lemonade with blueberry, white cranberry juice, lemon juice, and desert pear. It tasted as amazing as it sounds and was a perfect refresher for the hot day.

There is still a ton more we have yet to experience such as the Droid Depot, Oga's Cantina, and more. Overall, we spent our reservation days getting a feel for the land and exploring every corner and merch stand. I had so much fun visiting Batuu, and would say it is DEFINITELY worth checking out for any Star Wars fan.

Emerald City Views

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For our first day in Seattle, we went on another open door helicopter ride! I thought this was a clever way to start off our vacation, because we got to see an entire layout of the city before we started adventuring. 

We flew with Atomic Helicopters, and our entire experience was a pleasant one! We flew with only one pilot this time, and there was less narrating on this ride which was not a problem to me. The winds definitely did not feel as wild as our Los Angeles flight. In fact, I found this flight to be quite relaxing overall.

The sights were absolutely breathtaking. I found myself in shock seeing how green everything was, but I guess it's not called the Emerald City for nothing. I LOVED seeing the abundance of nature that I definitely don't see down in SoCal. It was truly a sea of green, mixed in with the city life. It was the perfect balance, as all things in life should be! I'm still not over the views, but I'll let my photos show you what I mean.

Overall, I definitely recommend flying with Atomic Helicopters whenever you're in Seattle. Everybody was super friendly and they made our experience a memorable one. The beautiful views were absolutely worth it!

Pop-Up Disney!

Something new has been born at Downtown Disney! Disney has officially hopped on the pop-up train and created their own photo-op exhibit right outside of Disneyland.

Last weekend, I surprised my boyfriend with tickets and we had so. much. fun. Please note that all reservations must be made online, and are not sold at the door. Tickets can be purchased here and can be validated at the exhibit for complimentary parking for five hours.

Throughout the exhibit, you will find yourself through rooms that are inspired by all things Mickey! This interactive playground features themes such as: Mickey and Minnie’s Love, Mickey Around the World, Mickey at Disneyland, and many more. I personally thought the rooms were SUPER cute and creative. We loved exploring every room and seeing the creative ways that each theme was brought to life.

At the end of the exhibit, you’ll find yourself at the gift shop filled with exclusive merchandise designed for this pop up. We ended up purchasing matching white graphic tees as our souvenirs for this trip.

All in all, if you enjoy taking advantage of photo-ops, you would absolutely love this experience. The price point at $38 for evenings and weekends is similar to that of any other pop up exhibits in Southern California. I would highly recommend this pop up for all your Disney and Mickey themed photo ops!

LA From A New Perspective

Let me tell y’all about one of the best dates my boyfriend has ever planned for us.

We started off the day right by eating at Nobu Malibu. This was not our first Nobu experience, as our first time was at Newport Beach. However, Nobu in Malibu was something else. You can read all about that here.

After this, I took a fat nap on our way to the next destination. When I woke up, he let me know it was time for our surprise. An OPEN DOOR HELICOPTER TOUR OF LOS ANGELES. My immediate reaction was more shock, but when we drove by the airport and I saw the planes I literally screamed out of excitement. Our pilots were shook that we were doing our first helicopter ride with open doors.

LET’S JUMP TO THE GOOD PART. We were seated in a tiny helicopter by Lite Flight Helicopters in Van Nuys. It was smaller than I envisioned it would be! Lift off was not bad at all, and nothing like taking off in an airplane, the only experience I could compare it to. The wind got me though, it’s so INTENSE it was almost painful at times HAHA. On the tour we made stops at Dodger Stadium, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Downtown LA, Staples Center, and the Santa Monica Pier.

My favorite part was the Santa Monica Pier! We saw DOLPHINS and it was so surprising how close they were to the shore.

Was it worth it? Yes. If you didn't know, both Ian and I were born in LA. It was a completely new experience to see our hometowns from a different perspective. I would especially recommend doing something like this on a vacation, if not in your hometown.