the Hollywood Standard, and my room (like, I think all rooms there, maybe) had its own little balcony. I love that. However, rather than detailing every moment of my work trip (you'd be bored), I'm just going to detail out what I think are the five most important things that happened on this trip.
1. I had a Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake.
The food at the Standard, both here in New York and in California, is known to be delicious. So, when I saw the milkshake on the room service menu after a long day of shopping and secretively photographing items of clothing on the floors of dressing room, I decided it was just what the doctor ordered for a dinner eaten over writing an end-of-day report to my boss. Let me tell you, I was right. It was one of the best milkshakes I've ever had.
2. I saw a Raccoon Fairy.
At least, I think it was a raccoon. Saturday morning, having the benefit of jet lag on my side, I rose at 6 am California time (that's 9 am New York time) and went for a run down Santa Monica Boulevard, back up Melrose Avenue, ending in quite the strenuous climb up a hill on La Cienega to get back to Sunset Boulevard. In the excellently cool morning air, running down Melrose, I passed the window of Blu Dot, where I saw the awesome raccoon fairy pictured above. Pretty awesome.
3. I discovered Fred Segal isn't the name of a store.
So, everyone always talks about how great Fred Segal is for shopping, so I had just always assumed it was a store. Apparently, though, Fred Segal is just the name of a real estate property, and the store is different at each location. The store we shopped was called Ron Herman. Who knew?
4. I bought a top.
Penland School of Crafts (totally worth going if you ever get the chance.) One of the girls in my weaving class was from Los Angeles, and she worked at a store called Creatures of Comfort. She was cool, and so I checked out the website. We have one in New York, but I've never been. However, while shopping What Katie Did for work, I saw Creature of Comfort was open. What a super cool store. I snuck a lot of photos and bought a top. Hooray! But I lost my sunglasses. Boo.
5. I went to Rose Bowl.
Rose Bowl flee market was one of our biggest plans for the trip, and it did not disappoint. I was only sad I was so far from home because there were so many ceramic cats, and I wanted them all. I feel like that's what a spinster should have in her home. I must return.
I'm writing this post Monday evening, and I am so sleepy. My flight got in at 1 AM last night, and I am going to pass out. Sorry for the lack of illustration! Tomorrow the drawings shall return!