I’m not in Kansas anymore! Well technically, I live in Missouri, but right now I’m in Los Angeles, California, which is definitely not like Kansas or Missouri. Most days the temperature is in the low 70’s and I’m here on a much needed vacation. I am relaxing and having a blast. My flight landed shortly after Noon, and my Hollywood Aunt picked me up from the airport. We had lunch at Casa Vega, a Mexican restaurant with a mean oven baked burrito. Then I went to buy some new hair weave. I’m not scared to talk about my hair weave, but please don’t just ask random black girls if their hair is a weave, LOL! Anyway, the lady I bought it from has her own makeup line and does makeup and eyebrows for celebrities. While I was there, she hand blended some foundation to match my skin tone. It looks amazing! Finding good makeup for chocolate brown skin like mine can be a challenge. It was such a fun process to watch, you never think of how much work it takes to make stuff, when you just buy it at the counter. I’m glad my Auntie bought it for me, because I’m not ballin’ like that!
Later my Aunt and I took a brisk walk around a neighborhood park. My iPod was dead from listening to it on the plane, so I couldn’t track the exact distance. My Aunt kept calling it “exercise” and y’all know that’s like a curse word for me. I never call it exercise. It’s walking, running, training, working out, getting in activity, anything but dreaded exercise.
That evening we went to dinner with her best friend Leslie who you probably know as, Stanley from the hit show “The Office”, and her friend Stepp Stewart who you probably saw teaching a New Year’s dance “exercise” routine on Dr. Oz’s show on Wednesday. It was so fun schmoozing with celebs, their lifestyle is so different. Random strangers come up and want autographs and pictures while you eat. It’s weird because they’re just family to me….but, I’m reminded of their celebrity status when I see people “secretly” debate on which friend is bold enough to come up to the table and ask for a picture. Anyway we ate salad and some fantastic pizza from little Italian cafe called Caioti. It was a fantastic start to my vacation!
Today, I went and got a pedicure, she did such a good job, and she hand painted a flower on my big toe as a “souvenir.”
Then I went shopping. I had so much fun, I love shopping. I got a “little black dress” regularly priced $80 for only $15 bucks. Then we went to the movies to see “The Fighter.” But not just any movie theater. It was really fancy dancy. Huge plush recliner chairs, a full menu, cocktails and waiter with a call button. Now THAT’s how you watch a movie. I didn’t want to leave when it was over. We shopped some more at the local Pasadena shops. Pampering, shopping deals, and a great movie at a swank theater…I couldn’t have asked for a better day. Well, I didn’t walk today, but I hope to squeeze in another walk tomorrow.
Having Fun in the California Sun!