The pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel
My friend Elisha and I spent five glorious days in LA this past June. I had been to LA a few times before but hadn't appreciated it as much as I did this trip. I think this was for many reasons; I adored the Beverly Hills Hotel and its staff, the weather was perfect, the lush vegetation was extraordinary and we rented a car and drove through California's beautiful canyon roads with sweeping views of the mountains and the ocean. There were points where I almost felt as though I was driving through some little Italian town in the mountains and near the sea. Elisha and I left kicking and screaming (it's always good to be left wanting more, right?) and we decided that we'd make this an annual jaunt.
With Elisha at the Bevrly Hills Hotel
One day we drove to have lunch at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica and another day we drove to Malibu. While Santa Monica was nice, Malibu was spectacular.
At Geoffrey's in Malibu
The views in Malibu were incredible. As we drove up the winding canyon roads, I thought to myself how fortunate the people who live in the beautiful homes with views of the mountains and ocean are. We were thrilled to take it all in over lunch at Geoffrey's.
Our hotel room at the Beverly Hills Hotel
View from Shutters on the Beach
Happy Monday and hope you had a great weekend!