Our 2nd day in Hollywood turned out to be so much fun. It was supposed to rain all day so we had left it open to do museums and a couple indoor things but we got really lucky and it only sprinkled in the middle of the day for about 15 minutes! We woke up, ate breakfast at our hotel then set out for the day. We walked up and down the Walk of Fame looking at more stars then went back to Beverly Hills and Brentwood to see more celeb houses. We got back to our hotel around noon because The Muppets Movie Premier was taking place right outside our hotel at the El Capitain Theater and we wanted to try to get close to the red (it was green this time because of Kermit) carpet and see some of the movie stars! We waited FOREVER...the stars were all late and there were HUNDREDS of people in front of us, but we did get to see a few cool celebs. My pictures were pretty terrible because of how far back we were and I was trying to take pictures by just holding my camera up above everyone's heads. It was cool to see how a red (green) carpet works though...seeing hundreds and hundreds of paparrazi, news & photo journalists and video cameras, all the entertainment people yelling at the stars to get interviews with them and screaming fans EVERYWHERE. If it was this crazy for The Muppets, I can only imagine how crazy it would be for something like Twilight! Moving on...after the premier we went to have lunch at The Ivy. This was pretty much the top thing I wanted to do. We had margaritas and lobster raviole and 4 flavors of ice cream (great combo huh?). After lunch we shopped at Kitson and other shops along Robertson Blvd. By this point we were exhausted and our legs and feet hurt from standing for so long and walking so much. We headed back to the hotel to take a nap before our dinner & night out plans. Let's just say what was supposed to be a 2-3 hour nap turned into a 12 hour nap. Ugh. We laid down around 5 and planned to get up about 7ish to get ready to head out for the night. Well, we woke up around 8:30 and had zero motivation to get ready and go out so we just went back to sleep! HAHA! We definitely needed the rest but we missed out on what would have been a REALLY fun night. We had dinner reservations at The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel then we had managed to get on the guest list of the grand opening of The Graystone Manor nightclub in Hollywood. But, we missed it all. At least we woke up the next morning feeling rested and refreshed and ready for a full day in Santa Monica & Malibu ( that post will come tomorrow ). Here are pictures from our 2nd day:
Home in the Hollywood Hills where Britney Murphy & her husband both died. You should see the view from this home...it is overlooking all of Hollywood and directly above Sunset Blvd.
Betty White's house in Brentwood! She did not have a gate or any security. You can just walk right up to her front door :)
Neil Patrick Harris @ The Muppets Premier!