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  • Hi, I have a baby now.

  • CANDY: What's your baby's name?

  • CRYS: Uhhhh... bitty baby. CANDY: Bitty baby!? HAHAHA!

  • Hi! We're Crystal and Candy of Travel Pockets. We're sisters who are half American and half Japanese

  • and we love to travel the world in style.

  • We grew up as military brats, so we're used to moving from place to place.

  • That's why we love traveling so much.

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  • Follow us along on all of our adventures.

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  • Candy and I are on our way to the Grove in Los Angeles.

  • The Grove is a really popular shopping area and they have a good... flea market, is it?

  • I think it's called the Farmer's Market.

  • The Farmer's Market, yeah ok. The Farmers Market ...

  • They have really fun stores and they have the American Girl store, right? What is called? American Girl?

  • Yeah, I think it's called American Girl. We went there a few years ago and we were pretty amazed

  • at how elaborate this doll store was. It was three floors - there was like a tea room

  • We even saw Conan O'Brien - which is our favorite comedian - he even went there

  • So we rewatched that episode and we were like, we gotta go back. We gotta check it out again.

  • Yeah.

  • I don't know why we're so obsessed with doll stores.

  • It's just... it's fascinating.

  • It's fascinating to us. Hahaha!

  • Everything's like pink in there.

  • So we're actually staying at an Airbnb close to The Grove so we're walking to it right now

  • Oh yeah, it's just right across the street.

  • It's actually a really nice day today. A little bit chilly when the sun's not out but in general, Cali's a good day.

  • It is.

  • It's like a cute, cute place.

  • So when people think of things to do in LA, they don't really think of The Grove.

  • But everything happens here. I feel like if there's a new line of clothing

  • or if there's some celebrity book signing - because there's a Barnes and Noble here - or cool pop-up shops

  • they always happen here. So there's a ton of stuff going on here.

  • They have restaurants - of course, all the normal shops are here too.

  • But they also make it really enjoyable with water fountains in the grassy area with music.

  • Yeah, it's very pretty here.

  • So actually a lot of locals come here and there are a lot of tour buses that come here too.

  • Because there's also a Farmer's Market. There's actually quite a bit to do here.

  • And they even have a movie theater right here.

  • And a movie theatre, so there's a lot going on here.

  • Yeah, it's very nice.

  • I like that Grove sign.

  • No photography or filming allowed? Only on the iPhone? Really? Oh, ok.

  • So what just happened, Crystal?

  • So apparently, you're not supposed ot shoot any video or pictures unless it's on an iPhone

  • So we just switched to our iPhone. Hopefully we can get some stuff around here.

  • Because we really wanted to capture the American girl cafe... er, um... is that it over there?

  • There it is. How did we miss it?

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  • So this is American Girl. It's like a popular doll and each doll has its own story

  • and me and Candy just found out about this like 3 years ago or something like that?

  • And when we walked in here, we were just blown away at

  • 1, how huge this place is and 2. how each doll is detailed and has its own story

  • like there's one play 1800s... there's one, you know, that has to go through like this rough journey

  • and there's one... they're all from different time periods with their own story

  • and they have their own clothes

  • Oh! And each one of them has a book - like a series or something

  • but yeah so you'll know more once we like look around here - what it's all about.

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  • We thought there was only girls here but there's boys here too.

  • The cutest thing here is that you can get matching outfits with your doll.

  • Look! There's like this spaceship - er - space dress and then the little child can get a dress too that matches!

  • I mean, even down to this!

  • Oh how cute!

  • Oh and even the backpack? Wow! A backpack because she a backpack just like it.

  • I mean wow, the attention to detail in this. You just get a mini version of yourself basically.

  • I might get one today.

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  • I like this age - like a hippie.

  • Ohhhh this reminds of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

  • Oh yeah. She's from '63.

  • Yeah so it's around that time when they did that show I think.

  • What a cool outfit she has on.

  • Oohhh I like her dress over there.

  • This dress is so pretty.

  • Such cute clothes!

  • I like your sparkle shoes! Those are cute.

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  • Hi, I have a baby now.

  • CANDY: What's your baby's name?

  • CRYS: Uhhhh... bitty baby. CANDY: Bitty baby!? HAHAHA!

  • Such a fun name.

  • Meet Bitty Baby.

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  • Okay so... oops I'm like covering it. We're not used to shooting on our phones like this.

  • Because we're not allowed to shoot with our actual video camera

  • but um... we thought it was 3 floors... for some reason we remembered 3 floors - it was 2.

  • This one thing that we noticed that was funny when we came last time was there was

  • a little actual hospital clinic to take your dolls if you thought your doll was sick and they got rid of that.

  • I know, I think that was like the best part.

  • Yeah I thought that was like so realistic.

  • It was so bizarre but so great at the same time - hahaha!

  • Maybe that's what it was - they're like

  • this is too bizarre to teach our kids that their babies can get sick so.. hahaha!

  • But I still love this store. I think it's still super awesome.

  • It's fascinating in there.

  • Yeah I just wish we had a daughter or something that we could bring with us hahaha

  • I love that, you know, each doll that's like a story and you can even dress like your doll

  • I mean that's so cool. I love that aspect of it.

  • Yeah this is what happens when you're old and you don't have kids. You start liking these kind of things. Hahaha!

  • So we just look like creepers in there... especially me.

  • Yeah like why'd you wear those sunglasses? They're like the worst sunglasses to wear in there.

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  • This bakery is so cute.

  • It is SO cute.

  • Crystal knew about this place and I didn't. She went to one in... you went to one in New York, right?

  • Yeah, New York.

  • Oh yeah, that's the one I had. It is SO good!

  • That's a lot of almonds on there hahaha!

  • Yeah, it's AMAZING.

  • Oh look at this. So cute.

  • Awww.

  • Halo Top ice cream. I love this ice cream. Candy doesn't like this ice cream but I like it.

  • Well I had um... vanilla - no, chocolate and strawberry I think.

  • I don't know why, I didn't really like the texture... the flavor was good but Crystal likes it so...

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  • So it started raining so we're kind of like taking cover in here hahaha

  • Crystal's trying to find some... trying to find the perfect jeans.

  • I want loose-fitting jeans... which doesn't seem to exist.

  • Loose-fitting jeans - straight leg.

  • Boyish jeans!

  • Oh, boyish jeans!?

  • Crystal's like, "What!?"

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  • Welcome to the Farmer's Market! Here we go!

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  • It's a Travel Angel.

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  • Do you want to get a cute cup?

  • I don't know, maybe. But I wanna look around and see what else is here.

  • But this is definitely on my radar.

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  • There's like so many choices, it's kinda tough.

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  • I see one of my Brazilian friends here.

  • He's obviously in line where the Brazilian BBQ is so I'm gonna go scare him.

  • Get out of here.

  • Hahaha! I like how he just played it right away. Hahaha!

  • Hi! I ran into Valeska.

  • Hello!

  • Oh my gosh, this bakery smells amazing.

  • I think you smell crepes.

  • Or is it crepes? I don't know what it is but it smells amazing.

  • Oh no wait, there is a bakery here. Maybe I'll just get some bread. I'm gonna do that.

  • It says they were finalists so I'm gonna get it.

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  • Their almond croissants are all out.

  • Awww.

  • I love, LOVE almond croissants.

  • So this carrot cake looks so cool and I was about to buy one but how much was it, Candy?

  • Uhhh... $25.

  • How much?

  • Twenty-five.

  • Twenty-five dollars.

  • We were thinking maybe like $15 but when we got the total, we were like

  • "Ooohhh, $25? I don't know about that."

  • Yeah, that's a little bit much.

  • It's a little bit above our price range for a casual dessert.

  • Yeah, just for that little thing. I mean it is really cool but yeah very, very hefty price.

  • And then Candy got the baguette.

  • Yeah so it said they won an award for the best baguette. And I love baguettes. It is very good. I like it a lot.

  • And I got a croissant. It looks really good. I wanted the almond croissant but they were all out.

  • Look at that.

  • Yum.

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  • There's that cop over there - that guy over there. He is the one that told us that we can't record anything

  • on our little GoPro while we saw everybody else on their DSLR cameras

  • just like taking all these pictures so...

  • Yeah, he told us like no GoPros, no DSLR cameras. Only iPhone.

  • And we see everyone else using DSLRs and they don't get in trouble for it.

  • What the heck?

  • Why are we the only ones getting cautioned?

  • Yeah! I just don't understand.

  • Makes no sense why we're the only ones.

  • Why us? Why us?

  • I mean the Grove is really nice. There's so much to do. It's a cute little place.

  • We did lots of shopping and lots of good eats. The bakeries are really, really good.

  • Yeah we don't really do shopping but it's kinda like we're on a little vacation this time

  • So we wanted to do a little bit of shopping. Crystal's looking for some denim.

  • Yeah, I couldn't find any good jeans that fit me correctly.

  • Yeah but what's neat about this place is that everything is close

  • and it's outdoors too so it's actually fun to go shopping here.

  • It is really fun.

  • And there's a lot of my places you can stop and take breaks and have coffee

  • And really great bakeries to stop by at. The scenery here is awesome. There's water fountains, music -

  • sometimes they have live musc.

  • Music at the water fountains is really cool. Like a mini Vegas.

  • Yeah sometimes in the grassy area, they have live music.

  • Oh and if you just decide that you want to go watch a movie, there's a movie theatre here.

  • Oh yeah, there is a movie theatre!

  • And then the Famer's Market. SO much stuff at the Farmer's Market that you just can't decide

  • because there's like too many things. It smells so good in there.

  • Another thing is that it's constantly changing and evolving so there's always new pop-up shops.

  • When I came here a few years ago - I feel like a lot of the shops have changed.

  • Now there's that Halo ice cream shop.

  • Yes!

  • I was like, Oh my gosh, I can't believe they're here.

  • And then Kristin Cavallari's pop-up shop, Uncommon James, was there so I got my earrings!

  • And Candy did too.

  • Oh and I got my ring.

  • So yeah, I mean it's definitely - I see why this is the place people go to.

  • Yeah.

  • If you're a local here in LA, everyone usually is always like, Oh, let's just meet at the Grove.

  • Because there's always something for everyone there.

  • Yeah, definitely a cool place to stop by in LA.

  • Yeah and I actually ran into two people here, hahaha! So yeah, everyone really does come here.

  • Yeah, hahaha!

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