LA LOVE


Over the weekend Eric and I flew down to Los Angeles to surprise my girl, Gavrielle, for her 25th birthday! Her amazing boyfriend organized everything, and our plan went off without a hitch! Tears and slow motion running may have been involved at the LAX airport. The occasion was so grand that if you witnessed it you might have thought it was straight out of Love Actually.

I feel like I'm still trying to process what all happened this weekend, it was such a whirlwind! We had some a.maz.ing food while there so let's start with that shall we? Blu Jam Cafe (highly recommend the California Omelette - but really you can get anything and won't go wrong), Urth Caffé (everything is delicious and fast), and Bricks & Scones (which essentially just looked like an upscale library). We also had some yummy Pho and Chinese food but the restaurant names are on the tip of my tongue at the moment so just take my word for it. 




Since our coming down was a complete surprise to Gavi we didn't have time to plan out every detail or go to all the places we could have, but trust me when I tell you we made the very most of it. Just walking down the streets of Melrose Place and Larchmont Village was more than enough. The overwhelming amounts of ivy covered buildings, pretty streets lined with palm trees, and the most perfect graffitied walls - I was a very happy girl! It was basically a miracle Gavi and I didn't flood our phones with pictures (but yes, there was lots documented thanks to our handsome men who accommodated our every silly wish)! 



Isn't she a beaut?! To celebrate the birthday girl, we had Chinese take-out on the roof over sunset (twinkle lights and balloons included) and then took ubers downtown to Honeycut to finish off the night with some serious dancing on a multi-colored lit up dance floor. The music was so incredible, I felt like I was zapped back to my thirteen year old self. Even Eric busted some moves - this coming from the guy who refused to dance at our own wedding. Yeah, it was that good! 

Now excuse me while I hunt down more pictures from this trip! Trust me, there are some real gems you don't want to miss! Moral of the story, I need to come to LA more often!!

31 comments:

  1. Such beautiful photos, looks like you had an amazing time. I really need to visit LA.

    Jess x
    www.jessicalaar.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. It sounds and looks like you had a wonderful weekend. I hope you'll show us more pictures! Also I couldn't help but ask Google what a California Omelette is and it sounds delicious! :)

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  3. How amazing...A birthday surprise that seems straight out of Love actually :D

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  4. Ah. These pics make me want to take a trip somewhere...ASAP!

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  5. Totally jealous of your trip! These pictures are amazing and the weather looks perfect!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. Such beautiful photography ahh looks so perfect xx

    yecrad.com

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  7. So good to see great friends! Looks like you all had an amazing time and happy b-day to the pretty lady!

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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  8. Happy Birthday to your fabulous friend! More LA pictures, please. :-)

    Sabrina
    Happiness-Is-The-Only-Rule

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  9. airport surprises really are the best ever. you guys look so rad.

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  10. Looks like you had a great time in LA - gotta love So Cal!

    xo - margaret
    www.5thandmagnolia.com

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  11. Looks like you had a great time in LA - gotta love So Cal!

    xo - margaret
    www.5thandmagnolia.com

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  12. great photos! you look so adorable!

    www.amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

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  13. These pictures are beautiful, you two look so cute together <3

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  14. Awh! It sounds AND looks like y'all had a beautiful time. The weather looks like it was absolutely gorgeous :) I'm so glad you could go down and surprise your sweet friend! xoxo

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  15. so fun! and your outfits are killing it.

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  16. ah! this makes me miss LA. i mean, even the sun shines a little brighter there, right?? :)

    and yay for surprises! sounds like so much fun.

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  17. Beautiful pictures!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  18. Great pictures!

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  19. Lovely Pictures ...<3

    www.theeche.com

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  20. LA looks amazing, and your outfit is looking adorable!!

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  21. Gorgeous ladies. :) You both look pretty and lovely with your outfits.
    Belated Happy Birthday to your friend, Gavrielle! <3

    x, shekinahjoy.com

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  22. What a sweet surprise! I love LA. :-)

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  23. How cool you guys got to surprise her! And you both are stunners. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  24. Happy to hear that you had a great time there, you sure look so happy! :) And did anyone tell you how much you look like Emily Bett Rickards (from the TV show Arrow :))

    http://roomxcv.blogspot.com

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  25. could you be any cuter? i love your style, it's so perfect & you & your husband are so cute together. sounds like such a fun little trip :)
    -k
    www.kerryjune.com

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  26. this is so sweet... and you look lovely in that leopard dress...
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/

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  27. What an awesome surprise! I have yet to visit LA, but need to make a trip out there soon! Beautiful pics!

    xoxo,
    Lisa

    https://www.LisaRosado.com

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  28. I grew up in LA and I love it, to visit that is. :) We went to Melrose all the time, My favorite vintage thrift store was Aardvarks. It was so AWESOME!!! And now it's gone, along with so many other legit places we use to shop at. But, that's life. If you love vintage thrifting, the only Aardvarks left is in Venice Beach, if your interested.....:);):)

    Shauna

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