Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Feeling Cultured

Beautiful day at Grand Park in DTLA

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Cool intricate details on those day of the dead skulls ^^

Real food and fruits displayed on the altars


One of the things I love about LA is all the diversity and culture embedded in this city. This past weekend, there was a "Dia de los Muertos" (Day of the Dead) event at DTLA's Grand Park, I loved checking out all the beautiful creative altars! People put so much work into decorating these altars in memory of their lost loved ones. Family members cherish and remember their lost loved ones by decorating an altar with pictures, food, music, or random items their loved ones enjoyed in their lifetime. I love how you can get as creative as you'd like decorating these altars! Day of the Dead is mostly celebrated and strongly associated in Mexico, but it also very much celebrated here due to the wide Mexican population in LA. I love learning different cultures and traditions and this one has got to be one of the most interesting around this time of the year. I love the whole creative process from: people dressing up, painting their faces resembling sugar skulls, the music, the food, and the overall culture!
Just a couple minutes away from this event is LA's Chinatown, we ended the night eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant called: Plum Tree Inn...serious delish! You've gotta try it if you're in the area :) After dinner, we walked around and explored some of the cute shops, I always love the plaza at night since it's not so packed and the bright red hanging lanterns make it that much better and picture-worthy ;)!


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