This past week, my friends and I had an unbelievable opportunity to live the life of luxury in the Hollywood Hills.
We were staying in Laurel Canyon in the home of a prominent art producer of some very well known movies…Batman and Transformers sound familiar? The view was stunning and I delighted in the fact that it truly is always sunny in California. While it was warm the entire week, it was not at all humid so we spent a lot of time outside on the balconies overlooking Los Angeles.
Most mornings I woke up before the rest of the household and enjoyed a great cup of coffee made by one of the coolest espresso machines I have used to date. During these quiet hours I was able to take in the beauty of the view and the amazing flowers that grew all around the house and also get some work done.
We spent a lot of time just enjoying each other’s company and the house. Most dinners were prepared at home in order to save a little money and to enjoy all the fresh produce available. If you have never tried grilling broccoli on the BBQ, I highly recommend it with a little sea salt and olive oil.
My favourite day was spend in Santa Monica and Malibu. We wandered the Santa Monica pier which was bustling with activity even on a Thursday morning. For lunch that day, we ate at Duke’s and had delicious seafood and amazing service. My sear Ahi tuna was perfection! After our lunch, we spent the rest of the day on a local beach that is relatively unknown to tourists and lined with stunning beach houses.
It was really hard to come home from such a gorgeous place and I was surprised by how much I loved California. While I was sad to come home, I was excited to get back to Edison and I got lucky and had a celebrity sighting while waiting for my flight. Hugh Jackman is definitely as attractive in person as he appears on screen!