the ivy

First things first... Today is my 24th wedding anniversary! Thanksgiving weekend has always been a special time of year for us. Happy Anniversary Babe!

Laguna Beach won the contest for our Thanksgiving vacation location, and the posts should display nicely the intense beauty we encountered ~ such fun we had!

This post is actually from a day spent in Beverly Hills. Devoted to our daughter, this day of shopping was highlighted by lunch at The Ivy. Her intentions were clear as celebrity sightings are common, and paparazzi are frequently seen camped out across the street waiting and hoping.

Although no celebs were seen, what a nice surprise awaited us. I got a few photos, most taken from my seat just before the room filled, but scroll through the photos from their website ~ absolutely gorgeous and charming! (here)

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There are also rooms inside full of rustic french antiques and spectacular flowers. In fact, it's difficult to distinguish between restaurant, florist, or antique shop...

Loved the containers of citrus...

Isn't the blue and white collection stunning with the colorful roses?

Laguna Beach coming up next...

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