• Rookie Road Trip: Los Angeles

    After over three weeks of traveling across America, we have finally arrived in L.A.! We're staying at a super nice loft apartment space near the Hollywood Bowl.

    It's filled with everything our hearts desire: Trader Joe's snacks, colorful furniture, and...

    ...pretty party decorations! Giant confetti and glittery streamers just pull at my heartstrings, you know?

    The first thing we did once we got to Los Angeles was go check out the progress of the Space 15 Twenty installation! This tree house is just one part of it! Isn't it adorable? 

    Petra browsing vintage clothes that will be sold in the pop-up shop! She wants them all, of course.

    The Space 15 Twenty crew got so many trinkets, decorations, and props for the installation. They totally understood Tavi and Petra's vision of a gigantic teenage bedroom shrine. I loved this collection of Sweet Valley High books that they got! 

    Photographer Lauren Poor of Rookie and The Ardorous made these dolls for the installation. This is only one of them! They are so cool!

    Tavi and Petra picked out paint colors that matched the bright, 1960s, girlish vibe that they're aiming for with the entire show.

    Here's the sign! 

    After peeping the progress of the installation, we grabbed lunch from M Cafe! Mmm, macrobiotic cuisine! I'm going to be honest with you all: I don't know what macrobiotic cusine is, but this sushi was amazing!

    The apartment has an amazing roof top (you can see the Hollywood sign from it) that has become our ultimate hang out space. Palm trees and Christmas lights? We're there.

    Tavi and Petra playing a horrible game of ping-pong against (not pictured) Petra's boyfriend Avery and Tavi's dad Steve. The girls lost, unfortunately but predictably.

    At the end of the night, we had no choice but to turn on the disco ball and listen to The Bee Gees. It's only been one day, but so far L.A. has been filled with good food, good people, and really good vibes. So, basically the opposite of Philadelphia? Kidding!

    Don't forget to mark your calendars for Strange Magic! I can't even begin to describe to you how beautiful this show will be. It's going to be so awesome! I'm in awe of how awesome it will be. - Hazel