Our holiday was awesome!!
For the past week I’ve still been feeling a little jet lagged (perhaps the grueling 24 hour journey home had something to do with it) or is it that I just don't want to be back at work already? but after some early nights and an afternoon nap today, I think I’ve finally caught up.
So, where to begin…
Day 1 we arrived in LA starting our Wednesday again (no, it wasn’t ground hog day, just a time zone!) and drove to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Santa Monica. We had a lovely lunch sitting in the courtyard of Il Fornaio discussing our plan of attack. Within minutes from the hotel was Third Street Promenade, now known to us as shopping paradise, and where we would spend the next two days burning through our holiday cash! Cha-ching! Each night felt like Christmas as we fossicked through our loot!
I bought a mixture of clothes to put away for spring/summer, black & nude ballets, MAC pro pans to complete my two eye palettes, a couple of OPI polishes to add to the collection, new fabulous makeup brushes (a big thank you to Kim & Maria at Sephora for spending so much time with us) and a pair of yellow Hunter wellies that have been on my wish list for some time. I also bought two sheets of decorative aluminium sheeting from Home Depot so I can make a pretty jewellery organiser like this one.
During our stay we ate so many yummy things – PF Chang’s, Johnny Rockets, Chipotle (craving another burrito as we speak) and ate a cupcake or three at Vanilla Bake Shop. We also had the best dinner at True Food Kitchen on our first night. We were both feeling jet lagged and not particularly hungry, but our lovely waiter suggested we try the Hangover RX, a combination of coconut water, orange and pineapple juice. SO GOOD. And then of course we saw the grilled salmon and quinoa and local beet salad. Suddenly we were hungry! And then came the dessert – I had the banana chocolate tart and Amanda had the strawberry rhubarb crisp with maple ice cream. Both were delicious!!
Day 3 we drove down the gorgeous coast to the outlets at Camarillo and I bought a lovely black handbag from Coach to replace my disgusting old one that was falling apart and a pair of nude pumps from Nine West.
Like I said, we girls know how to shop!
Watching the sunrise as we flew into LA.
Night shopping along Third Street Promenade.
Banana Chocolate tart – delish!
Vanilla Bake Shop's Easter window display – love it!
Santa Monica coastline.