I arrived a day early so I have a bit more to recap than just the weekend. I got in late Wednesday afternoon. I really enjoyed the shuttle ride to the hotel. It was a way of seeing more of LA than just the hotel. And honestly, I've never seen a place that looked so much like it appears on TV and the movies. I was also totally into the plant-life, much of which looked rather prehistoric to me, plus palm trees! At the hotel, I was greeted by one of my roomies, starlightmasque (Angela), and m_of_disguise (Megan). Angela had already set up our hotel room so everything was all nice. She is a super awesome roommate, as is her sister-in-law cavaliermom (Bethany). If you ever get the opportunity to room with them, seriously, go for it! Angela and I met up with llyrafantasyfae (Amy Lee) and koshka_the_cat (Katherine) for dinner and we went to a hole-in-the-wall Indian place that had some tasty food.
I joined Amy Lee, Katherine, and missmalexander (Melissa) for a day at the beach. It's my first time in California; how could I pass it up? I think we went to a beach in Mailbu. I don't know, but it was so much my idea of California. I wanted a surfboard and blonde hair so badly! Instead, I made due with some curly hair (ALL of which fell out from the ocean winds) and my 1942 green linen dress.
Katherine was also in 1940s (a playsuit) and Amy Lee had an awesome Victorian bathing suit. Melissa was wearing modern clothes, but looked super cute... And continued to look super cute the entire time at CoCo.
Something I learned about Katherine: She is amazing at modelling her costumes! Seriously, she looked like a fashion model for 1940s Vogue or something at the beach. Just awesome!
After the beach, we headed to a hippie vegetarian restaurant and had some delicious food. One of my favourite meals the entire trip, for sure! (And that has nothing to do with the fact that I ate very little because I was so busy the whole time.) I had gazpacho and tamales. Avocadoes in California are a far cry from the ones we get here. YUM! We also made a stop at the grocery store and I picked up some fruit and snacks.
I met some fabulous ladies in the afternoon. Finally got to meet bauhausfrau, and also made the acquaintance of lindseyerin37, jubilima, and love3angle.
In the evening I took forever to get ready because I had to figure out something to do with my hair (I ended up rolling it all up and leaving the combs in) and so missed all of the Frock Flicks podcast. So sad. :( I also seem to have not taken many pictures. Stupid me. But I met jenthompson, girliegirl32786, ashamanja_babu, the_aristocat, and jennylafleur, which was awesome.
The pool party was sort of overwhelming, so I was glad to escape to tayloropolis's trunk show and meet Taylor as well as fancyfrocks and nuranar. Her Etsy shop, Dames a la Mode, is on vacation at the moment, but should be up again soon. I hung out there for the rest of the time. So many pretties! I bought some lovely lavender earrings. :)
I think that's all for the first 2 days. I had to get to bed early so that I'd be ready for class the next day! I'll post the other days one at a time.