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Los Angeles – The Peninsula Hotel Beverly Hills

This weekend Mr. Feather and I took a short little interlude to lovely Southern California – I had to go for a few work related items on Friday so we decided to make a weekend out of it. Unfortunately things were so jam packed that I didn’t get to take a ton of photos – but a few snapshots of our weekend:

We stayed at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills –  and this property just underwent an absolutely beautiful $20M renovation. Everything is gorgeous and the service is fantastic. They have a little fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms which you can see in the photo which take you anywhere in Beverly Hills (and a little bit extra), gratis.

Some welcome fruit in our room. Like any good Asian I love fruit and go crazy over fruit plates. I nearly passed out with joy when I realized this was replenished daily!

Beautiful floral arrangement  – just thought these orchids were so perfect. I snapped this photo on the way down to meet Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook – who is so gorgeous and so fun in person. She’s also a terrible shopping influence and I made two online purchases within an hour of us meeting.

The rooftop pool is amazing and I spent many a happy hour here!

Also brought some reading material – I saw an E! True Hollywood Story on Jenna Jameson and decided I wanted to learn more about her so bought the book. It’s actually really good (though a little graphic). My bschool never did a case on the adult industry even though I think it’s important to understand because it is so big! I felt a little nervous reading the book in public and when an old grandma and grandpa were next to us by the pool chairs I switched to The Economist, haha. Well ok, I just put the book inside the magazine and pretended to be reading about crop patterns in Denmark.

My little Rag & Bone dress on the bed – wore it that night to dinner at Osteria Mozza and some drinks. It was a great two days and I forget how awesome Southern California can be- all you Los Angelans are so lucky.

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  • couturecoco
    October 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Looks like a wonderful place and I love fruit bowls too! I associate it with home and relaxing. Orchids are always beautiful, had them in my wedding bouquet.

  • lucydphoto
    October 3, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Had a laugh over the Jenna Jameson book! I have to admit that I thought that would be a fascinating read myself, but never bought the book. Glad you had a great stay in LA.

  • vanda
    October 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Great Hotel and I can see you had a relaxed moment with your hubby!!! That Rag & Bone dress is SO perfect, please make a post with it!!!Please???!!!!!
    Have a great week!Vanda

  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    October 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    wow sounds like a great weekend! Beautiful pictures and how cool you and Wendy got to meet up!

  • Lindsay
    October 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    So glam! I would gladly like to take those Rolls Royces around LA.

  • Alexandria of "The Rolex Release"
    October 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my! You certainly live a life of luxury! Lucky girl! Looks like a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Aesthetic Alterations
    October 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    The dress is simply stunning–the hotel is worthy of it! And what a divine coverup for the pool. Scrumptious.

  • laura
    October 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Looks like a fun weekend! I really love that handkerchief wrap!
    ♥ laura

    the blog of worldly delights

  • Ginger
    October 3, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Seems like you had a great week end !!the dress looks so beautiful !!

  • Michelle
    October 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Not gonna lie, I may have just placed an order for that book – it seems fascinating! Love the little R&B dress as well. Looks like a lovely weekend! ♥

  • newpetite
    October 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Glad you had a fun weekend! the place looks amazing! and yes even I go crazy over fruit platters 😉

  • janettaylor
    October 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    What a kaftan!


  • makeupandpearls
    October 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    looks like an awesome trip! we're headed down to la in two weeks for a wedding. 🙂

  • Kiwishopper
    October 3, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Looks like a wonderful trip! Looking forward to see more pictures!

  • skippysays
    October 3, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely weekend. I'm the same about fruit, lol. I think Russians and Asians are similar in their affinity for fruit 🙂 Love the little dress too!

  • homestilo
    October 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Looks like a fabulous weekend!

  • Belle de Ville
    October 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I love the Peninsula Hotel, especially the rooftop pool.
    While you were in Bevelry Hills, I was up in Palo Alto at the Rosewood on Sand Hill Road.
    I prefer the Peninsula!

  • amy b.s.
    October 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    sounds like an amazing time and love the dress!

  • C'est La Viii
    October 3, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I bet the weather is awesome out there.. Lucky!!

  • urbanjunglefashion
    October 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    It's so cool that you got to meet Wendy! She comes as fun and genuine. Also, i'm in love with that dress you are lounging in by the pool.

  • atthepatisserie
    October 3, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Hey, Katherine! I recently found out that you AND Wendy are UC Berkeley alum! I AM TOO! GO BEARS!!

    Also, that Rag and Bone dress looks amazing! It should be in your next post–I am excited for the full-length shot. 🙂

  • RosaLovesDC
    October 4, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Lovely pictures!

  • Katrina
    October 4, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Wow you were in my neck of the woods! Good to hear you had a good time in L.A. It's amazing the little details that separate a good hotel from a great hotel…I'm totally with you on the fruit or anything awesome and free for that matter!

  • Kira
    October 4, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Lovely weekend you both had!!! I always enjoy reading your posts. Thank u for sharing. Hehe Wendy can be a little contagious 😉 what did she make you order??

  • Anna
    October 4, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Fruit platter replenished daily??? Drooolllll….

  • Wendy's Lookbook
    October 4, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I want to see those pumps on you hehehe! I had so much fun chatting with you! Hope to see you again soon <3

  • Samantha
    October 5, 2011 at 5:18 am

    This LA post makes me even MORE excited for my vacation there a week from Friday!! I am in need of plentiful sunshine and relaxation!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. 🙂


  • audrinajulia
    October 5, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Great weekend and that floral arrangement is just beautiful! Just get excited for the info that you and Wendy meet up. Just pass over her blog a week ago and just like yours- I'm stuck to I'm also a follower.:) Hope you too just had some photo together and will continue to give pieces of advice how can save on luxe purchases. My best regards!

  • Kristin
    October 6, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Looks like a fabulous time property and that R&B dress is so gorgeous!

  • seszen
    October 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    this book must be interesting

  • seszen
    October 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    this book must be interesting

  • seszen
    October 8, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    this book must be interesting

  • Jihan Shareef
    October 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I have Jenna Jameson's auto biog, too!

  • The Blonde @ Stylish3
    October 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I love that you hid your book inside the Economist! Looks like y'all had a great trip.

  • Kholá
    October 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Funny about the JJ book. I too thought it was a good read. So much so that I read it twice.

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