With a light breeze blowing outside, we enjoyed our morning lounging on the patio of our little cottage, awaiting the end of rush hour traffic.
Then it was time to get dolled up for our first full day in L.A.
We started out the day with some Japanese food at Santouka in the Mitsuwa Marketplace.
Then we headed over to Santa Monica beach.
And we did A LOT of walking and scoping out the area for our next visit too.
And we ended the day at Santa Monica Place and did some window shopping.