Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekend Adventure: Beverly Hills

I have made some great new friends in my neighborhood. We meet up for coffee and picnics, walks to the beach, and other fun things close by in our town. It's fun and I totally thrive on our last minute get-togethers. But sometimes it's nice to go somewhere fancy. Since we live so close to so many amazing places, we decided to drink our coffee in style. Beverly Hills style. 

I have been to Beverly Hills half a dozen times, but have never walked around, gone in shops, or really explored. That was our mission: to be apart of the scene and to really get to know the area. We would have succeeded if we didn't have 4 strollers and 6 kids under 3. We were a sight. With 4 mamas and 6 babies, we were a caravan of diaper bags and goldfish crackers.

We did look in the windows of a lot of fancy stores and saw a paparazzo running in the opposite direction. If it weren't for my double stroller and small children, I would have followed him. I heart celebrity sightings. 

We did our research before and scouted a trendy cafe that served beautiful lattes with swirly shapes and designs in the foam. We were so excited to sit and sip amongst the rich and famous, but when we arrived we realized the place was not stroller friendly. Places in L.A. can be pretty small and Urth Caffe was no different. It would have been a miracle to fit one stroller in the place let alone 4. So we walked a bit further and found another cafe. They didn't serve latte art, but they did have a vacant sidewalk cafe area and the coffee was delish. 

We fed the kiddos and watched the Bentleys drive by. We walked to get cupcakes next. Sprinkles is famous for being the world's first cupcake bakery. It has been featured on many food shows and they are the creme de la creme of tiny cakes. Naturally, we had to check it out. 

Speaking of tiny places, holy moly is Sprinkles small. The shop is practically miniature with room for maybe 10 customers at a time. There was a line out the door so we had to tag team placing our orders because our strollers wouldn't fit inside. Once we got inside though, it was a wonderland of beautiful, tasty treats. 

I ordered 4 different kinds: cinnamon sugar, raspberry chocolate chip, salty caramel, and lemon coconut. I was devastated to discover the lemon coconut was accidentally swapped for a red velvet. I'm still not over it. 

Getting coffee and cupcakes took about 3 hours and our kids were quickly over our Beverly Hills adventure. We decided to walk a different way to our cars and stumbled upon Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant, Villa Blanca. If you're a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, then you know this place. We held our breath as we walked past, trying to spot a celebrity or better, Lisa herself. The best we got was a glimpse of her car. It was fun knowing she was there, even if we couldn't see her. 

The best thing ever happened as we drove toward the freeway. We saw her!!! She was getting into her beautiful car with the help of Mohammed (you know him if you watch the show). My friend hollered that we loved her and she hollered right back! My life is complete now. 

Fun, fun day!!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, I looove Sprinkles! We have one here in northern california and my fave is red velvet! I would have happily taken it off your hands. :) I'm super jealous of you seeing Lisa! I love her!