Like Whoa! Sunday, January 18, 2015
What a fun weekend. Talk about #fabliving in Los Angeles...
Friday I had a meeting in DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) with my great friend Bhavna. I've known Bhavna since my early 20's. We are both from Orange County, however both moved to LA right after college and have been great friends ever since. Bhavna recently started a new company, Paw Clawset (http://www.pawclawset.com) and I am now the Brand Manager/Creative Director for her brand. Paw Clawset is a dog apparel and accessory collection "For the dog that doesn't fit in your handbag." Bhavna has designed a Fab Collection of high-end premium goods for bigger dogs. It's a genius idea and I'm confident this will be a multi-million dollar company within the next couple of years. I have been hired to maintain all aspects of the site and help grow her brand. On Friday we met with the Marketing team she hired to discuss upcoming strategies. We had a great meeting and after decided to grab dinner and drinks at Bestia. Bestia (http://www.bestiala.com is currently the hottest restaurant in LA (you need to make a reservation a month in advance to be guaranteed a table). The space is hip, the food is delicious and the service is impeccable. You instantly feel like you're dining somewhere in the Meatpacking District in NYC. Awesome place. A+ experience.
Saturday, was a busy day. I had brunch plans with my Fab Friend Jenna (@jknadle). Jenna also recently started her own company, Pow Wow Prints (http://www.powwowprints.com/). Pow Wow is a LA based apparel collection for kids. Jenna loves prints and her collection (and brand) has a lot of heart and personality. We met at Zinque on Melrose (http://www.lezinque.com/) and had so much fun catching up and discussing future travel plans (I'm going to Tulum in February and she's going to Germany in August). Zinque is one of my most favorite spots in LA. It has a huge patio and the food and service never disappoints. We had a few mimosas and I ordered the Salami Camembert Panini (beyond delicious!!!!). Awesome afternoon spent with such an inspiring friend.
Saturday night I was hosting my Fab Friend Hilary from PDX (Portland). Hilary was staying in San Diego with her Fab Friend, Brenda and the girls decided to make the trek from SD to LA for a fabulous night of cocktails and small bites (so LA). We had drinks at my place (2 bottles of Prosecco and a few Watermelon Cucumber Vodka drinks) before heading to Lisa Vanderpump's Sur Restaurant and Lounge (http://www.surlounge.com/) for dinner. We ordered several fun food items (I recommend the chicken and shrimp steamed dumpling and shrimp risotto) and cocktails (I had a delicious Mai Tai), however the highlight of the meal was the desert. We told them it was Hillary's birthday (it wasn't) and were treated to this amazing decadent tasty dish. The presentation was truly impressive with sparklers, whip cream and ice cream. Amazing!!!! We settled our tab and I decided to take the girls on a bar crawl through West Hollywood. We made a cameo at the Abbey, Pump (Lisa Vanderpump's newest restaurant) and finished out the night dancing at Rage. Such a fun and fabulous night with two fun and fabulous ladies.
Sunday morning none of us were feeling too hot. We piled into my BMW convertible (I know so LA) and went to Hugo's (http://www.hugosrestaurant.com/) for breakfast. In typical LA fashion we were seated in a booth next to Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox in one table and Sophia Bush and Jesse Lee Soffer (Chicago P.D.) in the next. Not a bad celebrity sighting for someone visiting from Portland. Thanks for visiting Hillary. I promise to come visit you in Portland soon!
Exhausting weekend. Definitely #fabliving!!! What kind of fabliving did you all get yourselves into this weekend?