Sunday, January 26, 2014


So it's been almost a week since I got home from our girls trip to LA, and I'm just now posting about it.  Between Bert's car officially dying and the stomach bug running rapid through our home, this week was crazy.  Finally, I get to go back and relive through pictures one of my favorite girls trips ever! 
Everyone, except Madison who came in early Friday morning, arrived in LAX within minutes of each other.  Our first stop was In and Out Burger.
The next morning we went for a walk/run around Liz's neighborhood.  This is how close she is to the Hollywood sign.  The last time we were in LA we visited the sign, but this time we did completely different things. 
After Madison got in, we headed to Warner Brothers for a tour.  It was so cool to be able to go on sets that are actually shooting and see how they turn old sets into new sets.  Quite fascinating.

The museum was really cool too.  They had so many costumes of different shows and movies.  It was neat being able to notice your favorite shows based simply on their wardrobe.  
We all got "sorted" by the hat from Harry Potter.... I got Gryffindor:)

Then we went to my absolutely favorite set... Central Perk!

You are not supposed to take pictures on sets that are currently shooting, but I couldn't resist sneaking a few from my favorites.

Sheldon and Leonard's apartment from Big Bang
The elevator that's always under construction between Penny and Leonard's places.

And of course, Ellen.  We got to dance down the isle (that's wider than the rest) that she dances down every day.  And we got to stand on the spot that she gives her monologue on everyday.
After leaving WB, we made a quick change and went to the Soho House for dinner.  This is a members only restaurant that people not only pay dues but have to be invited to join.  Liz's friend, Melissa who is a member, was sweet enough to take us there for dinner.  You can't use cell phones or take pictures in there because of all the famous people in there. Our first spotting was on the elevator up.  Beth Behrs from Two Broke Girls rode on the elevator with us.  We actually talked to her because nobody besides me and Christy knew who she was.  We also saw Adam Shankman (So You Think You Can Dance), Smith Jared (I don't know his real name from Sex in the City), and Miley Cyrus.  Yes, we saw and Melissa spoke to Miley Cyrus.  And we're pretty sure she tweeted about that conversation (insert winky face here)/

Outside of Soho House
On Saturday we drove to Ojai and had lunch at the resort and spa where Reese Witherspoon got married.  It was so relaxing and the weather was absolutely perfect.  


Then we went right down the road to the Ojai Winery.

After a long day it was so nice to go back to Liz's house, put on our jammies, and play games.  Liz's husband brought us dinner and poured us wine all night.  We were so spoiled!

On Sunday we went to the Malibu Cafe.  It was on this beautiful ranch that felt surreal. 

While we were there we threw a little surprise baby shower for Liz complete with a fun shower game:)

We did some shopping when we left the ranch, then stopped while we were still in Malibu to snap a picture of the beautiful sunset.  

Liz has started making us theme shirts for our girls weekend.  I love this because it reminds me of college and it is the perfect keepsake.

Madison and Kristy had to take the red eye home on Sunday night.  So the four of us that were left went to the famous Roscoe's for chicken and waffles.  I have to say I had my doubts, but I ate every last bite!!

Everything about our trip was perfect!  I love that we each make this a priority every year. And it's hard to believe that we've all been friends now for over 15 years. 
This is me and Mel about 5 miles from the airport waiting on AAA to tow Bert's car.  I was just glad that it was the one day not freezing or raining here, and that I had one of my favorite people to hang out with while we waited.
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