Yesterday afternoon we hit the road for Beverly Hills.
The husband was invited at the last minute to a work gala and called me to see if I wanted to go.
Since my plans for the evening only involved ice cream and US Weekly, I said, Let me first check what the cover story is.
We made surprisingly great time even with traffic and had a couple extra minutes to stop at CVS and buy mascara. for the dude. I kid.
There were a lot of people taking pictures in front of the iconic Beverly Hills sign, and my man said he would stop and take one of me if I wanted. Spoken like a true blogger’s husband.
After a cocktail hour (where we saw Eric McCormack from Will & Grace) we went into a ballroom for dinner.
We started with a roasted beet and walnut salad, and the servers came to each guest and poured the salad dressing individually. The beets were delicious, best part of the meal.
The entrée was chicken that was good but nothing amazing. And then dessert:
One person was given an apple tart with fresh berries, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream and the next person was given a chocolate brownie with whipped cream, berries and mint ice cream. It worked out well if you knew your seatmate and were willing to share.
Good thing I had a handsome lothario next to me or it could have been awkward.
The author of Waiting to Exhale spoke and one of the actresses from the movie introduced her, but I haven’t read the book or seen the movie so I was lost.
Then the GM of the LA Dodgers spoke and he auctioned off 2 tickets to a game to sit with him and throw out the ceremonial first pitch. And our table host had the winning bid!
The bathrooms were pretty amazing, the whole hotel is really, but then again, what else do you expect in Beverly Hills for $500 a night? No, we didn’t stay the night here, I just camped out in the bathroom and took pics like I owned the place.
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