Saturday, April 17, 2010

Suprise Trip To Los Angeles!

I have to say I have an amazing husband. On March 26th Jimmy surprised me with a weekend get-away to LA! We have always wanted to explore and see what LA was all about but neither of us had really ever had the opportunity. Jimmy planned the whole weekend and he did such an amazing job. We left Friday right after I got off work at 1:00 and we got to Beverly Hills where we were staying around 5:30. Yes, we hit MAJOR traffic! We stayed at a very quaint hotel I would greatly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Beverly Hills called "The Avalon". I think it was an old 3 story apartment that they turned into a super retro hotel. When we got there we decided to take a walk and see where we were. We got to walk down Rodeo drive and even went to the first ever Sprinkles cupcakes! Yummy!!! Jimmy decided that Friday was our special night so we asked the front desk where a yummy sushi place was. We ended up going to a sushi/asian fusion place called Nobu. It was sooo yummy! We did a little bit of driving around just seeing what LA was like. It is so different from San Diego I had no idea.

The next day we went to Santa Monica. It was such a beautiful sunny day. We found a little bagel shop on the way and ate as we were headed to the pier. We walked on the pier which looked very familiar to be from TV and the Hannah Montanna movie (one of Jimmy and my personal favorites!). We rode of the ferris wheel and even on the carousel. It was awesome, very much reminded me of enjoying things like when we were kids. After the pier we went and walked on third street promenade. There were soooo many people walking around it was nuts. We did a little shopping until lunch time and then we ate at "Falafel King" and sat outside enjoying our falafel sandwiches watching the street entertainment.

We then decided to go check out Silverlake, which we had heard great things about. We walked around there for a little bit and enjoyed looking at a lot of fun vintage items. We were super lucky and found some rad art for our guest room in the cutest sewing shop!

We then decided we needed a starbucks break and I was introduced to the amazing Passion Tea Lemonade sweetened with Rasberry. I had never had it with rasberry before and it is life-changing! On our way home we decided we wanted to see where LA ink was filmed (high voltage tattoo), so we map quested it and stopped in to get Jimmy a shirt. It is crazy how much bigger it looks on TV.

After a long but amazing day we made it back to the hotel and got freshened up. We decided we were done driving for the day so we walked to Cheesecake factory on Rodeo Drive.

Sunday morning we sadly packed up and headed back to reality. We had such an amazing time exploring and seeing new things. It was the perfect time for us to take a mini vacation because we later that week celebrated our 6 months of being married and we also celebrated Jimmy officially being on staff at Emmanuel Faith! God has blessed us with so much, and we are so thankful!

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