Friday, April 12, 2013

Los Angeles Re-Cap!

I have finally resurfaced - why does a week with no blogging feel like an eternity? I had an amazing time in LA with my parents and what better way to tell you about it than bombard you with photos? :)

Friday night - I finally did something bout my auburn/accidental ombre/weirdie hair and got mah hair did! I got to meet the lovely Alexa and her husband for like 20 min before they had to leave & we weren't able to get any pics, but I am sure there will be more to come!! :) Taylor did a phenomenal job with my hair and I am back to blonde & planning on staying blonde! Next time I try to differ - please slap me across my face. It took about 4.5 hours, and my hair is short again - but so worth it!
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I had a 6AM flight to LA and connected in ATL - I landed around 10 AM LA time and was able to check into my hotel and explore a little before my parents got in! I headed to the Beverly Center and the Grove. The Grove was smaller than I had pictured, but it was still really cute - I had lunch at Ulysses Voyage - the kale salad was delicious! 

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My outfit (gap shirt dress, leather jacket from spain, and Shoemint Nicole wedges), after my parents landed - my mom and I headed to the Dry Bar to get our hair blown out for the wedding the next day that was at 11 AM in the Redlands (1.5 hours away from LA). I woke up the morning of the wedding with a HORRIBLE cold - I had a runny nose and sneezed every 3 minutes - needless to say - I felt terrible and only took one picture at the wedding. Also - my phone died and we ended up going to dinner that night at Matsuhisa (Nobu's original restaurant) - amazing high quality sushi - everything was delicious! Elizabeth Moss from Mad Men was sitting a few tables down from us! 

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Monday, my dad and I had work meetings and then we shopped a little with my mom at the Beverly Center (saw rumer willis!) - I am so obsessed with coffee bean - why is it so much better than starbucks? Then we went to an early dinner at Cut by Wolfgang Puck at the Beverly Willshire. It was such a great dinner! 

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More work meetings on Tuesday! We found a great Italian place at the Century City mall called Toscanova - they had the best salads, pizza and capuccinos ever! 

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 J.Crew Blouse and Pixie Pants, Shoemint Nicole Wedges, LV Neverfull MM, Zara Scarf

I got to see one of my best friends Haley who now lives in LA! We had so much fun catching up and having dinner and margs at Pink Taco
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I stayed an extra day to hangout with my parents - we just did some shopping again and then we had dinner at the SLS Hotel at Bazaar - it was just divine! We love Spanish food and this was some of the best spanish food ever! They also had the cutest dessert bar!

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leaving the SLS

It was one of the best trips I have taken - I love being able to spend time with my parents and just having an amazing time with them - I am really blessed to have such great ones! :)

I am EXTREMELY behind with youtube - I have not even had time to film my March favorites - I will try to squeeze that in this weekend because I have been using some amazing products lately that I really want to share! :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Girl I am really loving your blonde hair! And all that food...oh my!

  2. How fun! I've always wanted to go to LA and this posts makes me want to go even more!

  3. It all looks like such a fun time. I love your new hair, it looks great!!

  4. LOVING your maxi dress!

    Looks like you had a great trip filled with yummy looking margs and food, happy Friday! :)

  5. Now I am hungry, looks like such a fun trip! Your mom looks so young too, I bet people always think she is your sister. haha

  6. I love the new hair!! Looks like you had such a fun trip and lots of amazing food!


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  7. great photos! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

  8. Your hair looks great! Loving the blonder look!
    I've been wanting to go to the Grove, maybe my next visit to LA!

    How fun!