Summer may be winding down, but the weather in L.A. is just (finally) getting warmed up. Blame global warming. Blame the tepid summer movie season (again). Blame the recent traffic jams caused by Obama's visit to town (because that seems to be the scapegoat du jour).
But as all Angelenos know, just because September is right around the corner, it doesn't mean we have to stop barbecuing, hang up the flip-flops, and take fruity daiquiris off the cocktail menus (we can, however, take Katy Perry's "California Gurls" off rotation). As much as the rest of the country hates to hear it, we still have plenty of sizzle time left. Anyone remember when it hit 90 in October last year? Maybe Los Angeles is becoming the Australia of the United States, reliably warm and mild during the winter months. God knows we got plenty of Aussies making the move to sunny Southern California every year (I'm friends with about a dozen of 'em on Facebook).
The end of summer in L.A. means many things: The Sunset Junction Street Fair. The West Hollywood Book Fair. The Emmys (who's having a viewing party?). Premiere parties of new shows. The grand opening of Chick-fil-A near downtown. Getting a jump start on the Oscar buzz. Trying not to run over incoming UCLA freshmen with your car in Westwood Village. Dieting like crazy to fit into that hot Halloween costume you've already planned (because that's just how we roll)...
What does the end of summer mean for you, HIHers? What have been some of your highlights from the Summer of '10? Let us know.
- Hiko Mitsuzuka, Executive Editor