The weekend after Christmas was our seven year wedding anniversary.
We go back and forth planning each year, and this year it was Philip’s turn to plan. Since his parents were coming to California for New Years, we asked them to watch the boys so we could go on an overnight getaway. It was our first time being away from the boys overnight at the same time (we’ve both separately been gone from them), but since we were only an hour away in Beverly Hills, it was good first run, and as it turned out, everything went great.
We left in the early afternoon on Friday and drove around Hollywood for an hour or so until we could check into our hotel. We stopped at Greystone Mansion and since the grounds were open to the public, we stopped and walked around. They were unbelievably gorgeous.
After checking into the hotel room (with only one mishap where our room’s deadbolt had been locked from the inside and I was sure that once we got in we would find a dead body), we got dressed up and headed out to dinner at Spago. It was AMAZING. We got a spinach pasta with mushrooms and a creamy sausage sauce for an appetizer (I could have eaten an entire pot of that stuff), and the prime rib for two for our entree that came with an amazing rich pepper sauce and the most cheesy, gooey, divine cheesy mashed potatoes. Philip gave it a 9.5, which is the highest score I’ve ever heard that tough grader give (I give everything a 10…). I’ll be dreaming about that dinner for years, I think.
After dinner, we walked up and down Rodeo Drive. We had walked it earlier while it was bustling with people, but now all the shops were closed and it was calm and quiet, with just soft Christmas music serenading our walk. It was romantic and fun, walking down the streets, looking through the windows at a million gorgeous things. We stopped at Bouchon Bakery on our way back to the hotel for some french macaroons and a homemade oreo (the macaroons were amazing, the oreo was not).