If I am honest Los Angeles is not one of my favourite US cities. For ten years I would zip in and out. Attend to business and get ‘out of Dodge’ and back to Manhattan.
However, I’ve enjoyed the last 36 hours despite a packed schedule – which even involved a road trip to Las Vegas in a Ferrari Italia 458. Perhaps it was perfect weather after a few months of grey back in London. Maybe the pre-Oscar buzz. Certainly making progress on the work front was a factor but overwhelmingly it is probably spending a few days with optimistic people. The economy is rebounding and Americans seem as forward looking as ever.
And as California goes the nation goes.