Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rodeo Drive & Villa Blanca

I want this pillow

This weekend my Montana friend
~Lilly of the Lake~
I like to call her

That's her home in the background
got a hot deal on a flight to L.A.X.
and asked if I could pick her up...
well  Palm Springs to L.A. is NOT next door
about a 2 1/2 hour drive on good day
So we conjured up a weekend to make it worth the trip
~Rodeo Drive~
whoo hoo did we have fun!!
First off on Sunday there were no meters running and we hit the jackpot
parking right in front of our restaurant

We are Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans

so we had made reservations for Sunday Brunch
at the restaurant of our favorite housewife
Lisa (2nd from right)
~Villa Blanca~
Lisa was gone to Palm Springs for the weekend..darn!
But her darling daughter Pandora and her boyfriend Jason were there running the place
and overly generous with their time for a couple of
~star struck stalkers~
We also saw Lisa's husband's best friend Martin eating at the table next to us
and he even spoke to us!
This place was so beautiful and white and french and the food was
fantastic and inexpensive... 

Look at these fresh flowers that I am sure
Lisa arranged herself
Such a good and beautiful looking salad
This is the most fabulous dessert
But it was the attention we got from the staff that made our lunch..
Love, Love, Love
that place!
Now don't just take my word for it
This is Kim Kardashian's
favorite restaurant too!!

Then we hit the streets
ooh la la
a lot to gaggle over
I was in heaven at the Chanel store
This is in the Chanel elevator

Jimmy Choo

The coolest store fronts

Then to cap off the afternoon
Beverly Hills Hotel
Polo lounge
for drinks

The newly remodeled
These chandeliers are incredible

We had such a good time I want to take the
Hubs back for a weekend sometime
and maybe stay here!

Hey check out
 Miss Debbiedoos
She's having a party for those
of us interested in meeting
new folks


  1. I am so jealous is all I can say!!~ You look Hot there Kathy...what a fun day. Gorgeous pictures too...thanks for taking us along!!~

  2. Wow, you got to go shopping on Rodeo Dr. What fun. What did you buy?!

  3. I want that pillow too. And wait, the dessert too.

  4. Lucky you two! thanks for the flower pic how beautiful!

  5. You go girl!!!! I want to be your friends friend too! lol!!! Seriously! You girls just have the best of times!!! I love the housewives shows too!!! I'm really a TV junkie!!!haha!!!!

    Love ya!!!

  6. Looks like you two had lots of fun! Love that chandi for certain!

  7. Oh...my gosh what a great outing. I'd love to go to Villa Blanca! Lisa was my favorite housewife of the Beverly group. Love her clothes and her house and her restaurant. Did you watch the reunion the other night....part two looks like it's going to be even better. We get the scoop on Cedric. I guess he turns out to be a fraud.

    What a wonderful tour of Rodeo Drive. I've never been. Such a treat to see it up close here on your blog!

  8. You did your hair and makeup! YAY!!

  9. Looks like such a fun time! So jealous about the restaurant visit...addicted to that show!

  10. lovely images! what did you buy? :-)

  11. Thanks for the sweet comment! I am now following you! :)

  12. Sounds like a ton of FUN!!!! I did this a few years ago with my girls and we all had a blast. I have a weekly linky party called NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun…also having a GIVEAWAY going on…it’s a $65 gift card and some goodies from me!

  13. I am so happy you joined in Kathy! Have fun making some new friends.

  14. Now that's what I call a girls day out! That restaurant looks wonderful, I don't watch the show so I'd never heard of it before.

    Popped over from Debbiedoos but I already follow your lovely blog:)

  15. I throughly enjoyed your pictures! I need to go! lol.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog & the nice comment :). I'm actually thinking about opening a Etsy store here in the next two weeks.


  16. What a wonderful day! I am so jealous :)

    Looks like fun. Enjoyed all the pictures.

    Found your site from Debbiedoo's link up party

    Hope you have a great week

  17. What a FABULOUS trip! I too, am a huge fan of the Housewives of BH! So cool that you ate at Villa Blanca! Super jealous of that! I'm your newest follower from Debbie's newbie party! So glad to have found your blog!

  18. Oh how much fun. We stayed at a small hotel on rodeo drive a couple of years ago and enjoyed all the shope and sights. Such fun. Thanks for your visits also and your gracious comments. I have enjoyed browsing your blog also. Be back soon. Hugs, Marty

  19. wow to the wow...you have some girls day out...very well done Kathy...Rodeo Drive...thanks bunches for visiting me and the birds♥

  20. What a great girls day out! Villa Blanca looks fantastic and I love all your shopping pics.

  21. What a fabulous girls day! You two lovely ladies look like you belong right on the set of Housewives! The restaurant is beautiful and the food looked divine.
    Finding you via Debbie's Newbie party. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a great day!

  22. Wow, what a fabulous getaway weekend! I don't watch that show but I think I might have been starstruck, too! You two look right at home on Rodeo Drive!
    Thanks for your visit, I'm glad to have found your blog.
    Cheers, Andrea

  23. That looks like a blast! I can't imagine being somewhere so glitzy.
    I am visiting some of the "newbie blogs" from Debbiedoos hop. It's nice to meet you.

  24. double doodle wowzah! what a fun experience!!! thank you for sharing it.... :)

  25. Wow, you gals had some real fun! Loved that floral arrangement in the restaurant. Just beautiful.

  26. I am so jealous!!! I love real housewives! Hey I had some glitches in my blog and had to start a new one so will you come follow me over there? noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com


  27. I just found your blog when I googled Villa Blanca pillows" You are right, those pillows are fantastic. Did you purchasse one or did you have to steal one? Lisa was here in Palm Springs the week you went. I did not see her but her presence ws felt. I just wish she'd open a Villa Blanca here. Love your pictures too by the way.