I love when friends visit. I’m always promised a divine trip down memory lane, and it’s beautiful because it always involves the fondest memories filled with belly laughs giving us a snug reminder of why we’re friends in the first place. It’s also another chance for me to get reacquainted with my town and since most of them have visited me before it’s a chance for us to explore new restaurants and museums, in addition to all the sights and scenes around Los Angeles. No trip would be complete without copious amounts of time spent in the beach communities (photo taken at the Malibu Pier) which gives me a chance to make my pitch. You know… the one convincing them to pack their bags and move, tomorrow.