Thursday, September 24, 2015

California Part Five: Unwinding

Today is short and sweet - I thought about tying up the final parts into one but didn't have enough time to get it done so this post is all about another one of our "off" & relax days.  We slept in, we lounged, we recharged.  The plan was to head out and hike in Runyon Cannon to see the Hollywood Sign but it was way too hot for that in the heatwave that had hit the day before - next time.

Previous Posts… 
Part One: Beach Views
Part Two: Beach to City
Part Three: Beverly Hills
Part Four: Disneyland

Day Seven - Unwinding 
We set out for lunch and enjoyed the most delicious little deli - so much that we went back the next day.  Some final shopping on Rodeo took place - including a new pair of Tory Burch shoes since Stella got some bites out of mom's that morning.  Beverly Park and some other strolling took place as well until we grabbed the best lemonade I've ever had at the hotel bar and did some balcony reading before spending the rest of the day cooling off in the pool.

I just had to stroll through the ballroom that the Hollywood Foreign Press Gala was hosted in the night before since I read the full list of stars in attendance before pre dinner drinks.  We did dinner at our favorite restaurant - probably of anywhere - Mastro's.  I mentioned that we had gone to the Malibu location earlier in the week but nothing compares to the BH location.  Last year we ate outside on the penthouse level so this year we opted for in - from the steak to the scallops to the apps and sides - everything was delicious.  We could barely head out for drinks after because we were so full but we finished off the night.

And now a peek at the day through photos…


 

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23 comments:

  1. I feel relaxed just reading about this... Never mind that balcony!!! I'm seriously so jealous of your anniversary trip! Sounds like a dream!!

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  2. So glad you guys got some unwinding time! I don't know how you left that balcony with those views. Every picture makes me want to live there haha!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Sounds like the perfect end to that trip! Love the views from the balcony :)

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  4. After all of your fabulous events and unwind day sounds perfect!

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  5. What an awesome way to cap off such a fabulous trip! Site seeing, shopping, pool time, and a delicious dinner. And of course loving your dress from dinner <3

    Green Fashionista

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  6. That definitely sounds like the perfect way to end your time in LA! And y'all always go to the best restaurants! I want to add Mastro's to my LA list too!

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    1. No not today! Last month was the last one for a little bit :)

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  8. Omggg, that food picture! Everything looks amazing! A day of R&R is always needed on vacation - loving your romper!

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  9. Sounds like a great day! The pictures are gorgeous! And the food looks so so good.

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  10. I love all the palm trees. Palm trees and heat, make me a happy girl. ;) You look so relaxed lounging with your drink and ipad. Sounds perfect!

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  11. Love this! My husband and I just moved from Southern California- it looks gorgeous! And I love that pink dress!

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  12. Love your photos! I had never really felt that drawn to visit the Beverly Hills area of California but after seeing your photos, I think that might be changing!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  13. Looks like so much fun! Perfect combo of sightseeing, shopping and relaxing!

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  14. Love love LOVE that pink dress, lady! Pink looks fantastic on you!

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  15. Ohhh my gossshhh the FOOD! Yum!! Also I couldn't help but sing that Weezer song in my head while reading this.. "beverly hilllls, thats where I want to beee" lol. You look so sun kissed and blissful, I love it!

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  16. Looks like a fun time! You look adorable and glad you got some new Tory's!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  17. That food looks amazing.. reading this makes me want to go on vacation so bad!

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  18. You know how to vacation!! Seriously, the food, the clothes, the place you stayed! It's all PERFECT! Sleeping in and recharging and just plain ol relaxing on vacations is so nice! It's fun to have stuff planned and to just take a day break to hang out!
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  19. Sounds like an amazing day of down time! Sometimes that's much needed especially on day 7. You also have the cutest outfits/dresses for vacation!

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  20. Seriously, what an amazing vacation you had! I'd love to go back to California and explore Beverly Hills more!

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  21. So cool that you saw where the Foreign Press Gala was hosted!! And those views.. gorgeous!

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