Miley Cyrus at Panera Bread, 501 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica.
Even celebraties have to eat, right? Our last summer living in Los Angeles was back in 2010. My kids - ages 8 and 10 at the time - told me "hey dad, we saw Miley Cyrus at lunch."
Did they take a photo?
Fortunately, a friend was there with my kids at the same time and snapped a photo. Most people in Los Angeles try to give celebrities space; it's considered very bad form to bother them. Hopefully, taking one photo - and then posting it on line - of a celebrity out and about in L.A. isn't too paparatzi.
If you're just visiting Los Angeles for a week or so, the chances of running into a celebrity are pretty rare (although it does happen). But people who live and work in L.A. eventually see them all the time. My mom worked at a bookstore in Westwood and waited on Michael Jackson. My dad was at the Jack-in-the-Box late one evening in Pacific Palisades and had a conversation with Madonna. A friend from our church working a couple blocks from Panera interacted with dozens of celebrities at the Apple Store where he worked.
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In the case of Miley Cyrus (at Panera, pictured above) I honeslty don't watch enough TV to have recognized her (sorry, Disney Channel). Of course, my kids immediately knew who she was (thanks, Disney Channel).
As a Christian, I often wonder what does it mean to live out your faith in a city like Los Angeles? Here's a few thoughts from a previous post. I'll come back and try and write something more if I get more time.
I'll close for now with a family photo taken that same summer: Wilshire Blvd, a couple blocks from Panera.
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