LA recap

by Grace Bonney

late last night i returned from los angeles and what could only be described as a trip that left me smiling ear to ear and wanting to come back to LA as soon as possible. as a new yorker, we’re sort of taught to dislike LA but I fell into deep like with the city right away. the weather, the people (so friendly!), the history- it was such an incredible place to spend two jam-packed days. i just wanted to share some of my photos from the trip and then i’ll jump back into regular thursday before + after content. and thank you again to everyone who came out to tuesday night’s biz lady meetup. we had close to 200 women there (the biggest yet!) and i don’t think i could have left feeling more inspired by a room just brimming with talent. thank you to everyone who made my trip the fantastic 2 days that it was- i’ll definitely be back in LA as soon as i can. i think the sunny weather-bug has bitten me and i’m dying to ride around in a convertible again looking at houses in the hollywood hills. thank you again to everyone in LA. [image above: the bathroom at chateau marmont]

[images above: a fantastic afternoon at chateau marmont with susie and heidi of rock scissor paper]

[image above: a frank lloyd wright house in the hollywood hills]

[images above: incredible glass floral chandeliers at the beverly hills hotel]

[image above: next at mario batali’s mozza restaurant, where we sat next to hank azaria and josh malina (so cute)]

[image above: one angle on the LA Biz Ladies, via AT:LA]

[image above: me, kit pistol from project runway and julie wolfson from the LAist]

[image above: a room full of LA biz ladies]

[image above: biz lady speakers! left to right: d*s, lindsay horstman of smith barney, tanya aguiniga, tootie and billie from reform school]

[image above: last but not least, billie and tootie’s mustache tattoos- on their index fingers! too funny]

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