My investigation took me on a wild goose chase that started with a blog that mentioned the artist's name who created the mural. I then searched on the artist's website for more details about the location, but none were given. What made it even more difficult is that the artist had created numerous "bleeding hearts" murals, so it was hard to pinpoint this exact one. Finally, I found a picture of him in the process of painting the wall on Instagram and noticed a sign for a fitness center in the background. It was just the clue I needed! I did a search for that business and finally discovered where my much coveted wall was located. (Oh, the lengths I will go to to find a good wall!) I think at the end of the summer I am going to put together a "wall guide" to the Los Angeles area for fellow bloggers who want more exact locations on the walls I have discovered in my travels around the city.
If you like my dress, don't get too attached to it because I will not be wearing it again due to the zipper breaking. When I was putting it on, I heard the sound of something tearing. My husband then realized that the zipper had broken when we were heading out the door. (This is what happens when you buy a dress for $7 on a clearance rack at Forever 21, but I think I've worn the dress a few times so that's not too bad in terms of "cost per wear".) Anyway, I wasn't about to change despite the broken zipper, so I told my husband to watch my back for any gaping as we headed out for our adventure in Eagle Rock. Luckily, I don't think the wardrobe malfunction I experienced was noticeable, so it was all good, including the food at The Oinkster, which I highly recommend to anyone who is in the area.
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: J. Crew
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff more camera bag styles here
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney here
Belt: J. Crew