January 21, 2014
With the next few months being my off-season for weddings, I decided to take this time off to travel. Over the next few weeks I’ll be in California, Colorado, and Arizona… keeping it all in the Southwest before heading out to Europe for a mid-year getaway in June! The first trip on the 2014 docket… Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
I had an absolute perfect trip with a few of my girlfriends. Every day was jam packed with fun activities and just enough time for the right amount of relaxation. From riding bikes along the ocean to Muscle Beach, to amazing sushi in Hollywood at Katsuya, to having drinks at The Beverly Wilshire on Rodeo Dr. sitting next to Rev. Run’s daughters, and even accidentally stumbling across a live music venue that we thought was a dueling piano bar. I wouldn’t change a thing. The only regret I have, and this is the ultimate nerd in me… is that we could have found Bolthouse Productions (yes, the place that Heidi Montag worked on The Hills) or that we would have run into Lauren Conrad because I’m a Laguna Beach and The Hills fanatic and could have chatted with LC about K-Cav, Talon, and especially Justin Bobby for hours. Maybe one day I’ll be lucky enough to run into her… truth and time tells all, right JB? 😉
Special thanks to a few of our friends for providing recommended spots in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Malibu. I included a list of everything we did in case anyone is looking to take a trip out there and needs some itinerary ideas. I LOVED everything we did, but I put a ** next to a few of my faves.