What was supposed to be quick, half day in the office followed by a drive to LA for an afternoon of business plans, followed by a quiet evening out for dinner and a few cocktails, turned out to be so much more fun and random than anticipated!
*You can tell by this candid shot of a frazzled me and my STUFFED trunk that this day was a little more hectic than planned*
When I arrived in LA around 2pm I stopped for a quick bite and take away sweets from my favorite gourmet market/ cafe, Bottega Louie. I chose a mini Italian salami baguette and a side of fresh marinated shrimp salad. I carried out some adorable baby gummy bears and a baby blue, bow tied bag of chocolate/ peanut butter pretzel balls.
LA Live in Downtown LA has some amazing happy hour specials. Surprisingly a restaurant called The Farm of Beverly Hills had the best drinks made with fresh juices. The Strawberry Lemonade and Grapefruit Martini were delish :)
There was also a nice patio attached to "The Farm" where we lounged, people watched and admired the skyscrapers.
We were approached by a ticket scalper who was trying to sell tickets to a private interview and concert for 150 people for John Mellencamp. Though I would have loved the opportunity, at the time a concert just seemed so far from what we had planned.
We finished our drinks and were approached by the scalper once more, when he told us that he wasn't able to sell the tickets and offered them to us... Yep! I was very excited! We ran next door and made it in just in time!
The private concert was totally intimate and amazing!
Mellencamp ended his mini show with "Small Town"!
Definitely a WOW moment!