L.A. Baby!

I LOVE L.A.!  We went out to L.A. at the end of January for James’ work.  I have only been to San Francisco and I loved it, but for some reason I was unsure of L.A.  I quickly realized my love for LA!  The weather was perfect and the traffic wasn’t that bad.  We stayed at a beautiful resort outside of L.A.  This was the view from our room.

The hotel had a really yummy restaurant that had an outdoor patio.  The patio area was beautiful with a fire pit and heaters.  We sat outside two nights for dinner.  The weather was perfect as long as the heater wasn’t too far away.  The food was just as good.  We had the same thing two nights in a row.

Everyday we were in L.A. the sky was this blue!

This is my new favorite picture of James and I.  We always take a self portrait on trips and this is our L.A. self portrait.  So cute!

Of course it was smoggy while we were there.  We drove up to Mulholland Drive to see the Hollywood sign and the views of the city.  It was very fun and the view of the city was really nice.  Wish it would have been a little clearer, but I guess that doesn’t happen there very much.

Next we headed to Hollywood Boulevard to see the sights.  The Kodak Theater was so pretty and amazing to think of all the people that have attended the Academy Awards there.

Those stairs look scary to me.  Can’t imagine having to climb those stairs in a beautiful ball gown and NOT trip!  Oh the nightmares!

Of course there were some very interesting people on Hollywood Boulevard.  You could spot any and every character on the street, but no pictures with them unless you were willing to pay.  I was not willing to fork over good money to have my picture made with some random person in a costume.

Of course the stars were really cool.  We loved looking at all the different names of people.

You might remember this hotel from a certain movie called “Pretty Woman.”  We ate lunch at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.  The hotel was gorgeous, but I don’t think they shot any of the lobby scenes in the hotel.  I could be wrong, but I don’t remember the hotel lobby looking like this in the movie.  There were beautiful yellow flowers in the lobby that were to die for.

Our last stop was Malibu.  While in Malibu we visited Pepperdine University.  Can you say breath taking?  The campus has to be the nicest campus in the country.  Can you imagine going to school everyday and having this view?  The view of the beach was great and everything was so green!  I think I could live there!

The L.A. trip was so much fun and I am ready to go back.  I love it there!


  1. That looks like an amazing trip. So glad you shared the pictures. I especially loved where you placed your logo on the picture of the Hollywood stars. 🙂 Love ya and can’t wait to see you this weekend. I’m sure you’ll think Lubbock is just as great as LA. 🙂

  2. Donna Pruss says

    All the pictures are great!! I like the last one of you and James
    no sun glasses! I’m glad you had a good trip. Love ya Mom

  3. What a great trip!

    My uncle went to Pepperdine & I am jealous that he got to go to school there! So pretty.