a downtown day: 14th factory + more art + food. good times.

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so i really like DTLA. years ago josh and i considered moving here. we even went on this tour. but ultimately it came down to not enough grass; too many yucky sidewalks. we still hang out here a lot though because what this neighborhood is lacking in green space it totally makes up for in cool factor. you can pretty much always count on DTLA to deliver the goods, especially when it comes to art and food. just check out these photos from one of our best downtown days yet and BE AMAZED.

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we started things off at the 14th factory, a socially engaged art and documentary experience, aka the place blowing up your IG feed a few weeks ago.

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#14thfactory

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tbh, the littles were a little spooked at first. this was not your typical well-lit, minimal design art gallery. it was dark. it was kind of dirty. it was def spooky. it was also an opportunity to explain to them that not all art is colorful and happy. art is allowed to be black and not immediately resemble something tangible. they seemed to buy it albeit while gripping our arms, eyes wide AF.

and then we entered this room. THIS ROOM! an actual replica of the bedroom from stanley kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey. you have to wait in a bit of a line but then you get one minute in there to yourself. the only caveat was TOUCH NOTHING.

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knox touched a dresser.

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oh and NO SHOES.

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max touched the bed. i'll take that over jumping on it. the docent was with me on that. and he loved my jumpsuit!

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i was thinking man, it would be pretty downhill after the bedroom exhibit but nope. nope. nope nope.

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oopsies.

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yea this was pretty dope.

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#familyphoto

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omg thank god.

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and then this! was not expecting anything like it.

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a true work of art :-)

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we call this: make it work.

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well that was awesome.

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next we took some blog photos.

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and then we stuffed our faces at smorgasburg! at least we tried to. the lines are really long!

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we managed to get our hands on this delicious bowl of VEGAN MAFONGO. DUDE. UNREAL.

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also found my next bike :-)

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then we walked around the arts district.

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knox fell asleep and since max is pretty well entertained via games on my iphone, josh and i had more food and one very heavy pour of a delicious wine from the springs.

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and that was it! this downtown day was one for the books.

xoxo,

sony

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