|In the VODBOX!|
Next it was on to dinner at Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills. I had an amazing roasted leg of lamb with spiced figs, toasted farro, rutabaga, and cavolo nero. It was seasonally appropriate and very savory. I chose a wine from the Cotes du Rhone region of France to accompany my dinner. I must say, it was the perfect pairing for my taste buds!
Our last night, we really lived it up! That afternoon we had headshots taken complete with hair and makeup. What girl doesn't love having her hair and makeup done? It was perfect for the evening line up...We all looked great!
Our first stop was Takami Sushi & Robata for happy hour. Rooftop seating provided amazing views and a prime location to watch the sunset.
Next up was The Edison for drinks with a vendor. I was super excited about going there especially since it was named "one of the best new bars in America" by Esquire Magazine. Formerly LA's first private power plant, it is now a speakeasy style bar, complete with a stage for live music and a 1920's theme. Much of the original architecture still remains which makes for an interesting ambiance. It was dark and cozy and therefore, my pictures didn't turn out, but visit their website to get a feel for this happening little joint. I adore this place!
Now onto to dinner at LA Live, the Times Square of LA. There was so much to see here but we were starving and quickly settled on dinner at Yard House. I had a grape martini for starters and for dinner, I had sauteed scallops with mushroom and sundried tomato rissoto. Delish!
We weren't quite ready to head back to the hotel and insisted on one more stop at the Ritz Carlton Los Angeles. We headed up to the top floor lounge, known as WP24 by Wolfgang Puck for a nightcap. Along the way we spotted some beautiful Christmas decorations.
|Beautiful Christmas Tree in the lobby of Ritz Carlton|
Our last day flew by and the next thing I knew, we were headed to the airport. I couldn't decide if I wanted to wear my sunglasses to imply I was someone "famous" or if I wanted to keep my eyes peeled for a star. :) I went with the latter and it served me well! I spotted one of my favorite Young and the Restless stars...Lauren Fenmore/Tracey Bregman. I saw her as we were going through security. To my surprise, she was on a flight out of my terminal so I had the opportunity to talk with her while we were waiting for our drinks at Starbucks. She was so nice and appreciative of my kind words. For those of you that don't know...I am a huge Y&R fan! Crazy, I know, but when you grow up in the South, Mama always has on her "stories." I grew up on CBS soaps and Y&R is by far my favorite...it's pretty much the only one left. I totally DVR it during the day and catch up before the husband gets home from work! ;)
Well, there you have it, the highlights of my LA trip. Have you been anywhere fun lately? I'd love to hear about it!
The holidays are among us so don't forget to spread some Christmas cheer, and of course, Be Social! :)