L.A., you confused me. you’re no NY, that’s for sure, but your manhattan beach still managed to take my breath away. i never saw this many palm trees in my life, and all of your cars are big as(s) trucks. i walked three blocks on la cienega, and that’s about it. seems like i spent the rest of my time in an overly air-conditioned car. i feel like i only discovered the tip of the ice berg. so to say it in your cali’s infamous ex-governor’s words: i’ll be back.
photos by stephanie duval