Socialite Week! The Ivy

Beth Dunn and I are having a ball as we meet and greet our way through Los Angeles. Here we are brunching together! I want her to have the full west coast experience. We have been to the Beverly Hills Hotel for lunch, The London for drinks by the pool, and now lunch at The Ivy.

The Ivy is not sleek like most places in L.A. This see and be seen place is shabby chic preppy. With it's cobblestone patio (the only place to sit), flower filled vases, and faded chintz pillows, it looks like a Ralph Lauren ad. Well, unless you count the throng of paparazzi that is waiting by the valet. The Ivy is where you go to get photographed. The food is amazing but really this Hollywood institution exists for the best celebrity watching.

Last time I was there we were sitting so close to a certain red headed celebrities boyfriend, that we heard their entire phone conversation. We knew she was coming to say "Hi", but so did the paparazzi. They were ready for her! They practically attacked her and she just acted like it was nothing. Ah L.A. I usually get the grilled vegetable salad which I described to Beth last night. The Ivy is a socialites dream, with it's waiters dressed in white pants and pink shirts serving your every need.

Beth leaves tomorrow and I have to say L.A. will never be the same! Don't miss your chance to win Beth's book Social Climbers tomorrow in my giveaway!

10 comments:

suburban prep said...

The smiles say it all in that you are having a wonderful time together.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

What a fun time! The west and east coast preppy hook-up has been so fun to see in photos. :)

Suburban Princess said...

The Ivy is on my list of places to visit if I ever find myself in LA....that and Kitson or whatever that store is called...the one all the celebs go to lol!

EntertainingMom said...

You two are Adorable!!! XOXO

Ink Obsession Designs said...

How fun that you are taking Beth to all the hot spots! :) You both look like you are having a great time!

Kathie Truitt said...

Tell Miss Beth to get her big, bad self to Washington DC and I'll give the full DC experience. Excuse me while I laugh...HHHAAAA!! Of course she is always welcome (as are YOU!) but I don't know how I'd keep y'all awake! Glad you two have had a good time. It's good for her to get out town for a while and when she gets back I bet her two bears and HD will be so glad to see her.

Seersucker Scrapper said...

You both look fabulous! What a wonderful week!

Maureen said...

One Fabulous Mom knows how to give a tour! Thanks for sharing the photos!

MIchelle Drenckhahn said...

Thank you for the story. I lived in LA for 4 years and lunched at the Ivy often...memories!

bevy said...

That is the best picture of you two!