So this post is long over due, but hey! I’ve been busy
going out and drinking catching up with work & things around the house.
As many of you know, I went to California for a week recently to shoot a commercial and as campaign. What is that commercial and campaign for?? Well, you will just have to keep reading my blog for a few more weeks to find out (I swear, this isnt a desperate attempt to keep you all around, but hey, if its working I just might be onto something).
I can’t even begin to describe how much I *LOVED* California. I did not expect to fall in love with that place, but I did, hard. I even told Frankie that if it wasn’t for him and the cats, I would have stayed there. Seriously. It was like a perfect mix of busy but calm. Everything was beautiful, even when it wasn’t…does that make sense?? It wasn’t as busy as NYC, but it wasn’t the boring suburbs either. Not a day has gone by yet where I haven’t thought about that place & the time spent there.
Another amazing thing about California?? The super awesome people I got to meet. These people are some of the most amazing people I have ever met. We bonded in a very strong way. I love them to pieces and they have become like a family. I miss them every.single.day.
SO, since I can’t go into what exactly the “work” is that I did in LA, I can talk about how I spent my free time with my peeps. I figured its easiest to do that in photos, with some commentary as we go along. This is mostly in order, but a few photos may jump around…So go grab yourself beer, sit back and Enjoy!!
Most of the photo’s you are about to see were taken on top of a double decker bus. We decided on our day off to pay $35 for an all excess bus tour and it was AWESOME!!!! Seriously, the best $25 EVER spent. You could get off at different stops and hang out for a while. Busses ran the route every 20 minutes. We got to see SO much of LA thanks to this amazing tour. If you ever get to go to LA, do the Starline Sightseeing tour!!
Beverly Hills Hotel, where the first Oscars were held. Audrey Hepburn was here before *swoon*.
Can somebody say Police Academy?!
Fun fact…the Palm Trees that you see here are the only kind of Palm Tree that are indigenous to California. Every other Palm Tree has been imported. This is the same street that many openings of movies and TV shows have been shot. Can you say “Hello 90210?!”
Renee is ready for some Pinks Hot Dogs!!!! As are the rest of us, which we might regret later. We ended up eating at Hot Dog On A Stick earlier at the beach, then this….oof. But it was delicious!! I got the Ozzy dog, of course.
Ahhh, one of my favorite photos….Me and my husband, Robert Downey Jr holding hands. XOXO
OK…so, here’s the thing. What do you do when it’s like 9:00 at night and you know you have stuff to do the next day so you can’t go too crazy, but you’re too riled up to just go to bed…well than you come to Suzi’s room to have a beer and play truth or dare!! This is sweet Lindsey and we dared her boyfriend Patrick to put my red lipstick on her face with whatever hand he doesn’t use to write with. Even with that mess on her face she is still an adorable little hottie!!
This is Jennifer. Oh, how I love Jennifer. She got the most “dares” out of anybody in that room. This was a retelling of the old Molly Ringwald classic. She pulled it off like a champ too!!
And if anyone is wondering, the Four Seasons accommodates to Transgendered guests. We made a phone confirmation of that, LOL!! Oh man, good times, good times.We saw an amazing photo exhbit here at the Annenburg, for free!! It was a great way to kill some time & see some pop culture.
Some of the crew!! You have Emily, Yours truly, Renee, Brian (B-Dog), and Jenn. This was outside at our hotel. It was really gorgeous. This was right after our trip to Pink Taco!! (hee hee hee)
Man…look at all those people drinking beer. I don’t believe I had *ANYTHING* to do with that.
Well, I think that’s pretty much it!! Well, at least what I can share anyways . I could not feel more blessed than to have had this experience and to be able to share it with such amazing people. I will never be able to fully express how grateful I am. California will forever hold a very special place in my heart.