California Day 3: Hollywood Walk of Fame, Wattles Park & Pool Time

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Could be New York, maybe Hollywood and Vine …

– Hilary Duff

For Labor Day in California, we spent some time on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I wanted to find Sandra Bullock’s star but my parents and aunt got tired of walking before we were anywhere close.

Cue photos with Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Mariska Hargitay, and Carol Burnett’s stars:

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And then I was teased with a glimpse of the Hollywood sign on the way back to the car. I still can’t believe I didn’t get to go up there 😥

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Then we had a somewhat failed attempt in the Hollywood Hills at the Wattles Park and Mansion. Since it was a holiday, it was locked but the gardens were open.

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We also saw a pomegranate tree. My mom picked one, and we didn’t actually open it until two days later. (It didn’t taste very well).

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When we got back to the hotel we came to the conclusion that we deserved a bit of pool time.

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There was a cute kitty near the deeper end when we got there. I scared it away by getting too close with my phone.

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The water was too cold for me, so I settled with just dipping my feet in.

Stay tuned for day 4 tomorrow!

 

Meet Taylor Swift’s New Kitty: Olivia Benson

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Taylor Swift got a new kitty, and guess what she named her?

Olivia Benson, as in Mariska Hargitay’s character on Law and Order.

The tiny white cat sits on Swift’s lap in an Instagram photo with the caption, “Meet Olivia Benson.”

Apparently Taylor Swift has been a fan of the popular crime television series for years. “I sit in my apartment and watch hours of that show,” she said in an interview with Teen Vogue a few years ago.

Mariska Hargitay has yet to comment on the name choice.

Olivia is Taylor Swift’s second cat. Her first feline friend is named after Ellen Pompeo’s Grey’s Anatomy character Meredith Grey. She’s a Scottish Fold cat who’s “friendly and fun and she’s perfect for the road because she doesn’t ever get freaked out,” Swift said in an interview with Us Weekly. “She’s awesome. She’s like one of those cats that give cats a good name. She doesn’t hide under furniture and get weird around people.”

I think Olivia is adorbs!