disney hall is simply gorgeous- the exterior and pipe organ alone are worth a visit to the symphony even if you aren't a classical music lover. try to ignore the the carpet and upholstery though, because while disney hall was completed in 2003, the upholstery and carpet look like bad 80's leftovers (you know m21 loves the 80's, but not the really icky bits...)
listening to him:
a visiting orchestra, the leipzig gewandhaus orchestra performed beethoven's piano concerto no. 5 and symphony no.7. the symphony totally rocked, but really, who doesn't like a little ludwig? and again, even if you don't, it's still worth attending a performance as a reminder of human achievement: beethoven composed some of his greatest works- like symphony no. 7- while almost *completely* deaf, so as a good friend likes to remind us, his work is a testament to the power of forging ahead with your passion, because NO obstacle is truly insurmountable...
followed by a chic late night supper here:
bottega louie is one of those restaurants that simply has "it": the food is great, the crowd is chic and the space is completely spectacular- a ginormous soaring white room with touches of marble, brass, gilt and boiserie. it is one of m21's favorite places in LA right now for breakfast, lunch or dinner (and this evening, since we were amongst the last diners to leave, our waiter sent us home with a bag of leftover goodies from their patisserie- how great is that? dinner *and* breakfast to go!)not bad for a random wednesday evening in the middle of february!