Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our Weekend in Hollywood- Day 1

Almost 2 weeks ago I had to go to Los Angeles for work. One of the great things about getting to travel for work is that sometimes my husband gets to come meet me at the end of my work trip and we will have a mini-vacation over the following weekend! Chris came and met me in LA on Thursday night and we spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Malibu. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to these places...I wanted to eat at the same places celebs eat, go out to places I have seen in magazines and shows, see spots where movies were filmed, etc. Well- we did it ALL! It was one of our favorite trips we have ever been on. So, here is a recap of our first day in Hollywood:
(Warning: there are going to be A LOT of pictures!)

View of the Hollywood sign from our hotel, The Renaissance Hollywood. We LOVED our hotel. It was overlooking the Chinese Theater and the Walk of Stars, walking distance to Sunset Blvd and only 10 minutes from Beverly Hills.

Me, hubby and the Hollywood sign :)

Me & Michael Jackson's star

Why hello Rob Pattinson!

We took a 3 hour bus tour to see all the celeb homes, places movies were filmed, etc. This was one of the best parts of our trip! You get to see and learn so much in a short amount of time. This is a view of the Celebrity Rehab house from Mulholland Drive. Can you imagine being in rehab and having this pool and view?!

Britney Spears house on Mulholland Drive

love :)

Part of Michael Jackson's house

One of Michael Jackson's many garages

Home that George Clooney is having built

The most expensive men's clothing in the world on Rodeo Drive. You can not even go inside this store without checking in with the "hostess" at the front door.

Rodeo Drive!!

Beautiful restaurant in the Hollywood Hills overlooking all of LA. We had dinner here the first night and loved it!

We managed to get on the guest list of one of the best nightclubs in LA, Eden! We had dinner at Yamashiro then headed here. It was so fun and reminded me of the clubs in Miami!

When we got back to our room late that night the nicest concierge in the world, John, had sent this to our room. Somehow he ended up thinking we were on our Honeymoon! Also, when he made our dinner reservations for us at Yamashiro he must have told them it was our Honeymoon because they brought us a free appetizer and said "This is from John, your concierge" He was so sweet! :)

Our first day included a lot of walking around the Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, Walk of Fame. We ate breakfast at the famous Du-Par's in Studio City and spent 3 hours on one of the bus tours. We had lunch at the Pig-N-Whistle on Hollywood Blvd, took a 3 hour nap then headed out for the night. Day 1 was a blast!! I love Hollywood!! Next up...day 2- The Muppets Movie Premier, lunch at The Ivy, shopping on Melrose Ave and more!


Allison said...

So fun!! I want to go back!

Rochelle said...

What a great way to end a work week! It looks like you and the hubby had a wonderful time. I have never been, and these pictures of Hollywood make me want to jump on a plane now. :)