I recently returned from our family vacation in Santa Monica and we
spent lots of time in LA while we were there. We DID NOT do the
Universal Studios tour or anything remotely tourist-y. (Don’t tell the
kiddies – they have no idea that a theme park even exists in
I am so excited every Tuesday evening to watch Million Dollar Decorators on
Bravo and when we planned our vacation, it wasn’t even out yet. It’s
been so fun to see them in the episodes at trade showrooms that I
visited while I was there….restaurants too. So here’s a little Mrs. M
tour of LA, with Mr. M and kiddies in tow.
We had lunch once we arrived at The Penthouse at the Huntley Hotel.
This was the perfect way to start our trip and get a view of the
Hollywood Hills. The weather was a bit dreary the first day, but the
temperature was heavenly at 75 degrees and under every day.
Day 2 was Hollywood filled. Of course, while I was taking pics of the family on the Walk of Fame,
I also had time to photograph a few wonderful details at the old
theatres. I want to use this great pattern for a wall detail in a
dressing area I am designing. Our travels always inspire me for
projects I am designing.
We ended the evening at Capo – an amazing restaurant across from the Viceroy Hotel.
The food was amazing, and even though we were suffering from a bit of
jet lag (Little Ms. M crashed in her seat after the appetizers), I still
enjoyed my Lobster Risotto with abandon. The interior design of Capo
was rustic modern with a wonderful art collection – chic and eclectic (I
know, I hate that descriptor too, but it was….take a look)
Tomorrow I will share the details of how Little Mr. M managed to get the entire family a private tour of Paramount Studios. That boy is a charmer!