Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Our Weekend in Hollywood- Day 3

I just realized I completely forgot to do a recap of our 3rd and final day in Hollywood, so here it is, even though I am a month late!

Our last day in California was probably our favorite. We loved all the hustle and bustle and excitement of Hollywood and Beverly Hills but being on the water is one of our favorite places to be and that is exactly what we spent the day doing. We woke up bright and early (thanks to going to sleep around 6 the night before), packed and checked out of our hotel in Hollywood. We headed to The Beverly Hills Hotel for brunch and it was AMAZING! This was one of my favorite parts of our whole trip. The hotel is beautiful and it is home to many, many years of Oscars parties and so many more events. I pretty much had my mouth hanging open the whole 2 hours we were here...I was in love with this place! Everything is pink and green and smells rich (if that is even possible)....I had their famous pancakes for breakfast at The Polo Lounge and Chris had an egg dish. After brunch we walked out to the pool and did a little shopping in the boutique. If you go to Hollywood, you MUST go here! If you can't eat at The Polo Lounge, at least go to see it! Here are a few pictures we took while we were there:

Next, we headed to Santa Monica Beach. We spent about an hour walking on the beach and the pier. It was a beautiful day and the beach was packed. Venice Beach is just a couple miles south so we drove there and walked around for awhile. Venice Beach is "interesting" to say the least...it is a GREAT place for people watching. The sidewalk is lined with tons of little shops...most of which are little stores with "Kush Doctors" that will give you a prescription for medical marijuana!! CRAAZY!!

Next, we headed north on the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to Malibu. The drive is beautiful...on one side you have the ocean and cool beach houses and on the other side you have mountains and mansions. We did a little celebrity stalking and saw Kristin Cavallari's beach house from the last season of The Hills and saw Jennifer Anniston's beach house that she lived in right after her and Brad Pitt got a divorce. I know we passed tons of other celeb homes but did not even realize it. Our friend from high school told us about this restaurant called Geoffrey's Malibu so we found that and decided to have lunch there. It was pretty much on the side of the mountain overlooking the ocean and the food was to die for! This is another must if you are ever in the area. After lunch we found a secret passage way that took us down to the beach. We literally had to climb down hundreds of stairs to get down there and worse- climb back up them to go back to the car. It was worth it though. Malibu is beautiful!

Hundreds of surfers next to the Santa Monica pier

Santa Monica Pier

Memorial set up for Veteran's Day on Santa Monica Beach

Trying to fit in with the Venice Beach locals =)

Jennifer Anniston's Beach House in Malibu

Best restaurant EVER! Geoffrey's Malibu!

View from lunch at Geoffrey's- BEAUTIFUL!

Malibu Beach :)

We had an unforgettable trip to California! I can't wait to go back one day!!


Rochelle said...

This looks so beautiful!

Janna Renee said...

I loved Cali! I want to go back sooo bad! My favorite part was Napa. I felt like I was in Italy. Looks like you guys had a BLAST!!