A Mini LA Getaway and a LV Excursion

Headed down to SoCal for a friends wedding at the beautiful St. Regis Monarch Beach.  The property was absolutely breathtaking - perfect for the union of such a beautiful couple.  I had a lovely time hanging out with girlfriends and celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs!

The next day we had our plans in LA, however, the traffic had other ideas.  With freeway closures, we decided to be spontaneous and head to Vegas for the night.  I couldn't get enough of this adventurous bulldog on the way...  

Once we arrived, Robert hit my lucky number at the roulette table - a great way to pay for this little excursion!  I definitely had to get my foie fix and try "The Best Dessert of 2013" - the sticky toffee pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak.  We also wanted to try Zefferino's, as we LOVED the pasta in Genova when we were in Italy earlier in the summer.  Disappointed. 

After our loooooooong night, we were back in LA.  We grabbed some zzzzzz's and headed to two of our favorite places the next day - 85C and the pier in San Pedro for crab!!!