Last week I headed to the #bestcoast to attend the Design Bloggers Conference. The conference was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and over three days I was able to meet some of the most talented designers across the country and hear from my personal faves Shea McGee, the Gianneetti’s (Anthropologie shot at their home) and Amber Lewis. I have admired these women and their work for years so to say I was having a fan girl moment is an understatement.
If you happen to be at Serena & Lily after shopping, swing by Alfred Tea Room… truly this is a tea lover’s paradise. You’ll fall in love with the perfectly pink decor and ivy-laden sidewalks. It was so nice to enjoy my chamomile tea that was so lovingly prepared. Alfred Tea Room, I love you so matcha!
I also made a pit stop next door to Moon Juice which is truly out of this world. They celebrate the healing force of plants with their 100% organic, cold-pressed juices, milks, and tonics, and their adaptogenic Moon Dust™ blends. I had their oatmeal and strawberry rose geranium bars, and they were beyond tasty – I can’t remember the last time my snack was labeled “heart opener” and “bone strengthener.” Not going to be in the area anytime soon? Never fear friends, you can purchase their herbal supplements Power Dust, Spirit Dust, or Sex Dust online. Why yes, this twin Momma needs these!
When the conference was over I had one day to explore before we headed back. We spent it at The Getty Center which is absolutely sensational. I highly recommend visiting if you are in town. A short Uber ride from our hotel, The Getty Center has the most distinct modern architecture, beautiful gardens, and spectacular views of Los Angeles. Plan on spending a few hours here so you can eat, shop, enjoy the art, architecture, and pristine gardens.
We ended the trip back in West Hollywood. I’m an avid Bravo fan and I believe that anything Andy Cohen touches turns to gold. Bravolebrities excite me more than Oscar winners, so naturally we had to dine at one of Lisa Vanderpumps’ restaurants. “Pump” is unlike any dining experience I’ve ever had. You feel like you are dining in a magical garden under starlight. They brought in several 100-year-old olive trees that are beautifully adorned with lanterns and lights. Our food was delicious and reasonably priced. While there was no LVP spotting, I’d still highly recommend.
I have so many more recommendations to share. If you are heading there soon and have questions, just shoot me a note in the comments below and I’ll answer.