LA Spring 2003
I. I know I’m home when:
I also saw “Instant Smog” and “State Approved Smog”
II. Around Town
to MOCA to see the Lucian Freud exhibit. The flags called him “
Jadis’s sells scientific movie props. They are, alas, open by appointment only.
May wasn’t beachgoing weather. I had some of LA’s most popular beaches to myself.
Temporary housing at
III. Motorcycle Pilgrimage
On the East Coast
it’s the Harley factory. On the
The work area:
If you’re a biker, you’ve seen this mural. They have the original.
IV. Food Pilgrimage
First thing off the
plane, I head for Wolfgang Puck’s Chinoise on
Chinoise is a casual show-biz hangout. Saw Richard Gere having lunch; a friend had Keanu Reeves ask to borrow a chair.
Dessert: lemon sorbet in a different-lemon-tasking egg white shell topped with a third-lemon-flavor crème brule, surrounded with raspberries and blackberries in a tart huckleberry sauce with just a trace of cinnamon.