Any time I feel like LA has lost its luster, I should just go to The Getty Center. It makes me so incredibly appreciative. I often feel jealous when I think of the incredible parks of Paris, and how I wish I spent every Sunday enjoying family time basking in the verdant surroundings. But when I visit the Getty, I feel better about this city (#thestruggleisreal). 

The first time I brought Mila to visit, she was 1 and just walking (running everywhere). So I vowed not to go back until she was 5. I thought she would need to be a bit older to appreciate what it had to offer (wink). But I must say that at 2 (well, 2 and 3/4), she loved it and we both had a great time. We went about an hour before they closed to explore the grounds.

Make sure you don't miss the sculpture garden, right next to the tram entrance.

The Central Garden just gets me, every time. 

Obsessed with the bougainvillea arbors. And these chairs make me feel like I'm experiencing Parisian park life.

Oh hi, did you forget your stroller (like me)? Don't worry, they've got you covered with complimentary wheels.

It's quite a remarkable place and I'm so thankful to Mr. Getty and his philanthropy for making it available (and free!) for all to enjoy.