I've been wanting to go to LA for a long time. All the great stuff I keep seeing lately seems to come from there. So, when I heard that the Design Blogger's Conference was going to be there I knew I had to go! I loved LA! The shopping was fabulous, the restaurants were great, really nice people and I loved our hotel, the SLS. To top it all off we were there for the Oscars so of course my daughter and I just pretended WE were movie stars! The Design Blogger's Conference was great too, what a fun trip, I can't wait to go back!
|First stop, The Ivy, a charming restaurant just a few blocks from our hotel.|
Hope tells me it's where all the stars go!
|And if you like the decor at Ivy, you can buy it all right next door!|
|This is the breakfast bar at the SLS. It has the very best yogurt parfait that I have ever, ever tasted, and look how pretty it looks!|
|Mecox Gardens always has great things.|
|More from Mecox Gardens, I couldn't get enough!|
|Just so you don't miss it, Mecox is on N. Cienega Blvd. this is the area you want to be in for all the great design ideas|
|I loved this lamp from Harbinger, just down the street from Mecox Gardens,|
|More from Harbinger.|
|Harbinger getting ready for a big party with Bunny Williams.|
|I think I am obsessed with this table! |
Not such a great picture, many of the stores are closed on Saturday, this is through the window
|More great things for your garden, LA seems to have it all!|
|Kelly Wearstler has a fun new store, so cool they do not allow photographs,|
but here's Hope in front of the store anyway!
|Back to our hotel, love this open air lobby!|
|I HAD to go to Rodeo Drive|
|Isn't this interesting? Prada!|
|I admit it, I love the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. So, I had to go to Lisa's restaurant|
Villa Blanca, it is BEAUTIFUL and the food is good too! I kept waiting for the Housewives to walk in!
|If you're thirsty, try the "big pinky". It had my name written all over it!|
|We were tired, had to take a break at the roof top pool at SLS, how nice!|
|And for dinner we went to Lisa's other restaurant, SUR. |
We loved the ambiance and the service was fabulous.
|and after dinner, relax in the bar at Sur.|
|Remember, SIP LIQUOR SLOWLY!|