Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I need what she has

Well, having returned from vacation, we have spent a day in the worst case of jet lag imaginable.

It was a whirlwind trip, needless to say.  And oh, what a week it was, indeed.

Last Thursday we did Felix in Hollywood Tours and found Felix to beyond all words charming.  And cute, too!  And we had a lovely, lovely little lunch at "Off Vine" as well.  The husband wanted to go to the LaBrea Tar Pits, so we did that as well. 

Friday was spent as a guest of the Huntington Museum and Library where I was given access to a collection left by my second cousin.  Helen would never talk about the family while she was alive, but her father collection of family memorabilia and history was beyond all words and expectations.  We thought that we would spend an hour or two.  We were there for five hours identifying pictures.  Glorious!

Friday night we dinner with my friend Thomas Colby and his adorable boyfriend Alan at a cute place in the valley.  The food was affordable and good. 

Saturday was spent visiting little spots around L.A. - those that the tour books seldom if ever mention.  We were also given access to the Forest Lawn (Glendale) mausoleum under the auspices of visiting a great aunt and uncle and we wandered about seeing who was buried where.  I have to say that the art glass windows in Poet's Corner, with the verses in bronze on marble, were stunning.

Saturday evening we had dinner with Donna Lethal - and I can tell you that she is even more beautiful in real life than I imagined.  The restaurant she chose was intimate and the food beyond all words yummy.  Then we retired to the hotel for people watching in the bar.

Sunday we spent with my brother and his family.  It was good catching up and we got to do laundry.

Monday was MORE madcap fun with Felix.  Imagine Felix as Auntie Mame dictating everything he knew to us two gooches as we walked around Hollywood Forever.  Then we had lunch, not at Schrafft's, but at Langer's Deli.  From there we went to one of the finer second hand stores in L.A. and then to a intimate little place that you have to know someone to get into.  Luckily, they had room for us to enjoy a cup of coffee. 

And finally, yesterday was spent in transit.  

Now that the pups are home, and there is a gentle breeze coming through the windows, I am off to bed to try and sleep through this fog. 

And on the breakfast menu tomorrow?  

Some sugar.  Cookie has a long day to Watusi through. 


  1. Cookies always need sugar! Sounds fabulous!
    Meanwhile, I'm very jealous.

  2. I'm a little green with envy. it sounds like a great trip.
    And ending with a watusi no less!


    I want o go to Hollywood and visit Donna Lethal and Felix!

    1. all you need to do is call Southwest and say "There's no place like LA"

  4. Mistress MJ is currently reading Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss.

    You might want to skip the extra sugar.

  5. Not if you want to Watusi with the gang. Watusi!

  6. Just think, if you lived here everyday could be this much fun.