“Beverly Hills, that’s where I want to be!” Oh that Weezer song, those catchy little tunes! This past weekend, I headed to LA for a quick overnight trip for a social media seminar. Melayne drove up from Newport to hang out on Saturday. Little did I know or remember Whitney Houston had over dosed at the Beverly Hilton. Aside from that, when I lived in LA long ago I drove by always wondering what it looked like inside and 10 years later I finally had an excuse to be a guest. I was however not thrilled by the $40 overnight parking that I couldn’t get around (even for Diamond Members). Oh, LA.
As soon as I arrived Melayne and I headed to downtown LA for the Renegade Craft Fair which I first heard about in Martha Stewart. It was pretty much an Etsy in real life! Imagine the best curated artisans right in person. They have multiple fairs across the city so check out the site to see if there are any dates coming to you.
I wasn’t in the market for anything until I came across this 22kt gold over brass cuff with turquoise from a faraway place by Tibet. I have tiny delicate wrists so I was thrilled that this was sized just for me!
Now this is an idea I wish I came up with – book journals! Old books that are now filled with lined pages and spiral bound! We laughed over this one… You could write your crazy thoughts in here woman! Only $14!
There are about 75 blank pages with a few pages of the original book which make it like a subject notebook. So so darling. You could probably find some special covers for a themed gift.
I saw this and immediately said, “This is me!” Then Melayne brought up a great point – it looked like a journal, less book. I should really go for a book cover!
I thought this one was perfect – I’m a bit country and a bit of a city girl. *wink* I swear I battle between them both – I look like a city girl and I love it, but my heart yearns for the country.
Of course now the issue is this totally country looking book doesn’t fit in my glam office. Perhaps I’m not as country as I think.
Then it was time for the best coffee – I love vanilla blended – I always pick one up after I stop in to see my agents to pick up any checks from work I’ve done since there’s one in Scottsdale. In LA, they are on nearly every corner like a Walgreens, so lucky! The only downside is no room for drivethrus!
I also got to see my long time girlfriend Maayan (who had visited me over New Years) to meet up for dinner and she invited her girlfriend Joanna. We ate at Craig’s, the food was delicious! Rumor has it George Clooney went there for dinner to celebrate his engagement. Then again, go to any place in LA and there’s some celeb story, they are people and they have to eat I suppose.
Back at the hotel…
The next morning I attended The Creative Residency, which had 14 attendees and was hosted by Justina Blakeney and Dabito. I cannot even put into words how nice it was and how much I love them both. Justina was just everything kind and lovely, and beyond funny and down to Earth. She was authentic and I can’t sing her or Dabito praises enough – follow their blogs you will be inspired!
Also, if you are into learning more about your social media or branding, check out their site for exclusive seminars. You have to apply to get accepted – they make sure you are the cream of the crop!
Do you like my jumpsuit? It’s from the Kardashian Kollection! See the pant version here. I’m also dying over this denim jumpsuit here. I’m in an XS but the top was too low cut – not surprised so I added a camisole from Express in size small under it.
I love jumpsuits, even if it’s a pain to go to the bathroom.
Diana Elizabeth took the selfie of the outfit in a bathroom.