Hotel Maya which was pretty and well decorated but the sound proofing of the rooms left a lot to be desired. I kind of wished we'd had a chance to check our their Latin influenced restaurant too. On Friday we had tea and a little snack at a cute nearby coffee house and then made our way through insane traffic up to the Santa Monica area where we met up with some of my friends from high school for lunch followed by a trip to the Getty Center!
Blue Plate Oysterette, and decided to eat there for dinner. Another excellent meal. Brittany got the fish tacos and I ordered the lobster mac and cheese with a side of sauteed brussel sprouts. We sat at the bar to avoid the wait for a table and I'd actually recommend it to anyone headed there - the view of the bustling kitchen area was mesmerizing! After dinner we strolled on the pier and then headed to the airport to pick up J and A. We then headed back to the beach area for dessert and a quick drink at a local dive bar!
Aquarium of the Pacific. The wedding couple actually had their reception at the aquarium, so walking around the displays was a bonus wedding activity!
Avalon Hotel (I MUST go back there sometime!), followed by brunch at Mel's Drive-In, a walk up Hollywood Blvd to see the Dolby Theater (formerly known as the Kodak Theater, i.e. where the Oscars are held), the stars on the sidewalk, and Grauman's Chinese Theater, and finally a trip to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and Rodeo Drive!
Rodeo Drive had an incredible British car display going on with brand new European sports cars and vintages cars in incredible condition out-the-wazoo. It was pretty cool to see and it definitely added a new entertainment to an already impressive street. I also may or may not have been naughty and splurged in the Fendi store.... I'm in love.