today marks two months since we headed off on our wonderful whirlwind holiday.
it was pure magic & i thought it was only fitting to share some photos from our trip.
the flight over was a total eye opener!
we flew business class with Virgin & it was an absolute dream!
(that was the first clue that this was no ordinary trip! come on guys – we were flying business class! of course we were plotting something! haha)
the champagne! the food! the leg space! the beds?!! did i mention the champagne?!
over the next few days i’ll share some of our many photos, while simultaneously wishing i was back there doing it all over again 😉 pure magic!
with ridiculously full bellies & the nice calming effects of the wine, it was time to get ready for bed…
our beds all sectioned off in our own little “cabin”
i got engrossed watching Looper (oh JGL! be still my heart!)
but the ceiling resembled the night sky, which was so very pretty to fall asleep to
we slept so soundly in fact, that the morning was quite a rushed blur.
our ear plugs worked a little too well so the poor flight steward had to gently shake my arm to wake me! hahaha! breakfast was delicious, but i was so sleepy i forgot to take a photo!
the time difference meant that we landed in LA before we actually left Melbourne!
haha hello again february 26th!
we grabbed our hire car & joined the rest of LA on the freeway
Mikey driving on the wrong side of the car on the wrong side of the road 😉
our first stop was coffee at the Hart & the Hunter – the cutest little cafe in the foyer of our hotel
who knew you could get such great coffee in LA?! so delicious
this is the only picture we managed to snap of the outside of our hotel
funny story about the PaliHotel is that it was previously the Orbit Hostel – the same place where we both happened to be staying after we met in San Francisco 10 years ago! needless to say, this place holds a lot of memories for us 😉
i was a little bit in love with this glass door
like all good tourists, we straight away started documenting the room
while the Pali Hotel does have all the looks of a great boutique hotel, when you get down to it, it just felt like staying at the Orbit Hostel – but with a paint job.
(almost certain the bedding is still remnant from it’s hostel days – which is kind of scary!)
don’t get me wrong, it’s super cute & all, but definitely not worth the money they are charging.
we spent the rest of the day out at the office so Mike could catch up with all the guys to discuss San Jose & the film premiere, so by the time we got back to West Hollywood we were super tired & super hungry…
so enter Mikes wonderful dinner suggestion…
of In-N-Out Burger!
burger & fries – animal style! oh man, was it delicious!
the fries were seriously too much for me (look at that??? it’s crazy!)
but it’s definitely one of, if not the tastiest burger i’ve ever eaten
(& i sure do eat a lot of burgers! hah!)
the perfect end to our first day in the USA
(i just realised that this blog posts makes it seem like all we do is eat!)