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The Ivy: Los Angeles, California

The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA One place I ALWAYS make sure to stop by while in LA is The Ivy Restaurant on N. Robertson Blvd. This place will never get old to me. The atmosphere is clean and fresh, the drinks are on point, and the food is even better. Also, it is an infamous place to spot celebrities, if thats on your Los Angeles to-do list. The Ivy isn’t one of the cheapest restaurants you’ll find in LA [actually, do those even exist here?], but the experience is so so worth throwing around a little extra cash-ola.

BTW: other posts on my LA getaway can be found here: 1, 2, 3 & 4.

The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA

Even the water is pretty..

Per usual, I started off with a Peach Bellini. Freakin’ amaze. Its light and sweet; a perfect way to kick-off a feast fit for a celeb. They are famous for these at The Ivy, so its definitely a must-get. Just to cross it off of the to-do list.

Peach Bellini at The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA ALSO per usual, I got the Penne with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Imported Bufala Mozzarella, Garden Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. How yumaroni is this…. I don’t know why exactly that I get this PASTA dish in Los Angeles… I mean, pasta is a cardinal sin here (seems like it, at least). Unlike MOST pasta dishes, however, this is light & simple, and doesn’t feel you leaving like absolute shit. You’ll need all that energy to waltz around the area & shop. Ya know, channel your inner-famous person. 

Penne with Fresh Tomato Sauce, Imported Bufala Mozzarella, Garden Basil and Extra Virgin Olive Oil And the Raspberry Gelato for desert.. you didn’t think I would forget that, didyaaa? I’m a freaking crazy sweets lover, so I would probably choose death over skipping dessert (okay, dramatic…). My fruit-o-phobic friend ( yeah, what a weirdo ), Abby, opted for coffee instead. And by coffee I mean swimming-pool-sized mug of coffee. Yet another reason to love The Ivy. Caffeine for days.

Raspberry Sorbet, The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA Huge Coffee Cup In fact, we enjoyed The Ivy so much that we came back for a round of drinks around dinner time. I got The Supermodel Cocktail [a skinny cocktail made with Voli Low Calorie Vodka, Fresh Muddled Blueberries, Mr. Pink Sugar Free Ginseng Drink, Coconut Water, Lime and Organic Agave Nectar] and Ab opted for a Cab.

This cocktail was fresh as fuck. No other words to describe it. Loaded with allllll the goods, I’m going to create a mock-cocktail for sure.

The Supermodel Cocktail at The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA

The Ivy, Los Angeles, CA Sadly, my time in California has come to an end… Until a [possible] move out here next Spring. Much, much more to come from my girl Abby and I. Watch out LA.

PS: Since I posted this… I’m officially moving to Los Angeles as of January of 2015! Okay, I die.

xx P



Hollywood, CA: A Relaxing Getaway in the Hills

Ramblings of a Wild One: Los Angeles, CA

T-Shirt// All Things Fabulous
Sunglasses// House of Harlow
Shoes// Vera Wang
Nail Polish// Marshmallow by Etsy

Yesterday, My girl Abby and I decided to take a little break from the 4-day-long party that has been this trip. You gotta relax a little on vacation, right?

By the way, if you missed previous posts from this trip, check them all out here: Venice Beach (Part I & Part II), Hollywood (Part I & Part II), and my favorite restaurant… seriously, the best.

Kale, Cucumber, Pineapple and Lemon Fresh Pressed Juice

Kale, Cucumber, Pineapple and Lemon Fresh Pressed Juice

We tried out this little cafe near our house called Solar De Cahuenga. Not only did I see the love of my life [comedian: Chris D’elia], but I enjoyed a crepe and some freshly-pressed juice.

Good Start Crepe: Eggs, Roma tomatoes, spinach & onions, with hot sauce [instead of sour cream] with a side of fruit.

Good Start Crepe: Eggs, Roma tomatoes, spinach & onions, with hot sauce [instead of sour cream] with a side of fruit.

Another one of my favorite Los Angeles activities: hiking the Runyon Canyon Trails. The weather here is so perfect; it makes me want to spend the entire day outside.. so different from Texas [wow].

The weather has crazy-intense control over my daily happiness… part of the reason I’m moving to Los Angeles ASAP. I absolutely LOVE this place and the way it makes me feel on a daily basis.

Runyon Canyon, Los Angeles Runyan Canyon, Los Angeles We decided to stay in and grill out on our badass balcony [more about our house here]. We grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken [found here] in tin foil, whipped up some quinoa [Trader Joe’s] and brussels sprouts, and drank some vino. And enjoyed the weather and the view.. of course.

Summertime Grilling

Pinot in the Hills

Pinot in the Hills

Assorted Cheese from Trader Joe's

Assorted Cheese from Trader Joe’s

Lemon-Herb Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa, Assorted Cheese

Lemon-Herb Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa, Assorted Cheese

Only a couple more days in Los Angeles.. and I’m pretending thats not a thing so I won’t be sad.. till tomorrow.

xx P