So on a chilly Saturday morning, Jeff and I, headed out on a comfy Westjet flight to sunny Los Angelas for a once in a lifetime trip.
Embarrassingly (I'm 42 and graduated from Travel and Tourism) I never realized that California could get so chilly and my wardrobe was slightly inadequate. Although it really didn't faze me as I had just left -20 so even the "chilly" L.A. weather felt to me.
|Our hotel Luxe City Centre Downtown|
|View from the fabulous hotel bar|
When we arrived on Saturday afternoon (after our 1st celebrity sighting of P Diddy or whatever the hell he is called now at the airport) we quickly checked into our hotel, had a delicious snack at the upstairs bar (scrumptious Tuna Tar Tar & the lovely bartender Analee) and unpacked. As we didn't have much free time we decided to take a tour that afternoon that would show us a bit of everything. Completely forgot to write down the name of the tour company but it was a lot of fun and the driver/tour guide kept us entertained for the 3 hours.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Celebrity Houses. I was a good girl and didn't spit on Tom Cruise's House (yes I was really tempted)
|Gene Kelley's house|
The next morning we headed out on a seriously long bus trip to the Santa Monica Pier. Worth the time but it really set our day back.
The Beach was deserted, except for us touristy types, so we got to really enjoy the sights. I got to dance around in the ocean and Jeff and I just enjoyed the beauty and time to actually spend with each other without the kids.
We decided not to go early to the Grammy's and just enjoy the pier. At the last minute we raced back to our hotel and got our-selfs prettied up and ready to go.
The whole thing was just surreal. It was like being at a rock concert and they played all your favorite songs. I was even rocking out to Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift and I don't even really care for their music. They really know how to put on a show. It would have interesting to actually have access, or at least be able to see up closer the celebrities but other than that we had a fabulous time.
After the event we wanted something a little more low key so we headed out to this pub right beside the Staples Centre. We had a scrumptious, yet seriously overpriced, dinner.
On Monday morning we headed to the airport, where we waited in the line behind the yummy (and Canadian) Justin Chatwin from Shameless. But I was a nice respectable Canadian girl and didn't take a picture when he was bending over and taking off his shoes and belt while going through security. My sweet hubby did get out of the way so I could get a better look of his behind
Oh yeah almost forgot. Had some excellent customer service while preparing for the event.
The Friday before I left I received a spa day at SunPark Spa and Wellness Centre from Jeff.
Had a relaxing spa pedicure and gel nails from the funny and lovely Jenny. It was followed by a nice massage by Trish. Also since the owner, Sharon, didn't want me wrecking my pedicure she actually drove me to work so that my nails would have extra drying time. Now that is customer service and will now be a regular customer. The decor is fabulous and it was just a relaxing, yet fun place to be pampered.
The Outfit above was picked for me at the Guess at the Southcentre mall. The girl who helped me (whose name I cannot remember but she was beyond awesome) was tons of fun and made me go out of my comfort zone to pick something that was a little funky, yet totally comfortable and appropriate for me. What do you think guys?