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LA takes my words away

melrose

ceders sinai

hottie

ingerie

rfd

rfd (2)

rfd (3)

juice

wasabi

alfredo wraps

hotel

hotel (2)

hotel (3)

 pilot

powder

fun

shelves 

bar

 friedge

physique

A couple of notes:

-Physique 57 burns even more the second time– as I type this, my thighs are trembling!! So glad I had Sheila with me to endure the pain, and to catch up with her (Missed my other Physique buddy, too!)

-To all of you who recommended Real Food Daily: you are awesome. It was LEGENDARY πŸ˜€ Why have I never had tempeh bacon before? I ate about 1,000 pieces off the Pilot’s plate.

-LA is amazeballz. Thanks again so much to my Gatorade friends for sending the Pilot and me here to enjoy the festivities <3

-The launch party starts in one hour and guess who hasn’t even showered yet?? Yikers.

See you with the party re-cap πŸ™‚

xoxo

Gina

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84 Comments

  1. Chelsea on April 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    So exciting! I cant wait to see the pictures from the launch!!!

  2. Lindsay on April 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Is that picture of the Pilot at Beverly Center? That was my favorite mall when I was living down in LA (for all of 3 months)! Soooo many amazing stores and designer stuff! I bet you had a blast! πŸ™‚

  3. Danielle (Shrinking and Studying) on April 12, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, that hotel looks amazing! I love the mini-office area behind the bed, I never would have thought of that.

    I can’t wait to see the dress you chose for tonight. Have fun! πŸ™‚

  4. Kim on April 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What a cool hotel! Love all the pictures! Have a great time!

  5. Shawna on April 12, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    HAVE FUN! Can’t wait to see the rest of your evening.

  6. Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Have a blasty my friend!

  7. SmileCrave on April 12, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    omg your hotel room is delicious!!

  8. Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life on April 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Check out that mini bar…now that is my kinda hotel! πŸ˜‰ Have a blast…can’t wait to see more!

  9. Roselyn on April 12, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I LOVE LA!! Was that Beverly Center in your pics? LOVE LOVE LOVE! My parents used to live in Pasadena and I visited often. LOVE!!

    Have fun!!!

  10. Mindy on April 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    wow! The hotel, the food, it all looks amazing!!! So glad you are enjoying it!
    I miss California!! I wish Dallas had more vegan restaurants. There is one – Spiral Diner.

    • Brooke on April 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      Hey Mindy – There’s another vegetarian place I’ve heard of but never been to here in Big D. Cosmic CafΓ©? I’ve heard it’s good, I’m not vegan, but I have several friends who are. The website says vegetarian, but it may be worth a look?

      http://www.cosmiccafedallas.com/

  11. Amber L on April 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    :O *picking jaw off from the floor* One of my goals in life is to make it to the west coast (specifically LA) since I’m from NJ. I’ve only made as far as Kansas (my brother lives there) so far! Your trip seriously look so amazing. Everything about it. I CANNOT wait to see more pics!!

    • Amber L on April 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

      Oops! I’m so flabbergasted I jumbled my words up haha! I meant *picking my jaw up from off the floor* hehehe

  12. The Teenage Taste on April 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Looks like you’re having a great time in LA! Your hotel room is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  13. Sheena on April 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    That photo of the pilot at The Beverly Center reminds me of “Clueless”…when Cher goes shopping with Dee and then Christian.. .Ty hanging out with the punk guys and then Christian going to rescue her! RIP Britney Murphy πŸ™

    Anyways please share with us that swankalicious hotel when you get back…I would walk in with big sunglasses and act all important like I’m some foreign movie or tv novella star πŸ˜‰

  14. Sheena on April 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    That photo of the pilot at The Beverly Center reminds me of “Clueless”…when Cher goes shopping with Dee and then Christian.. .Ty hanging out with the punk guys and then Christian going to rescue her! RIP Britney Murphy πŸ™

    Anyways please share with us that swankalicious hotel when you get back…I would walk in with big sunglasses and act all important like I’m some foreign movie or tv novella star πŸ˜‰

  15. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa on April 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    OMG YES You went to RFD! I almost commented last night to tell you to go there! My FAVORITE restaurant in all of LA. And hell yes, best fake bacon ON EARTH. It is my love!

  16. Dorry on April 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Real Food Daily is my favorite! I so wish they had something similar in Dallas. Enjoy your time in L.A.!

  17. Catherine C. on April 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I’m so jealous that you’re in LA right now, experiencing some awesome stuff it seems like! I’ve always wanted to go! Can’t wait to read alllll about it!!

  18. Holly @ The Runny Egg on April 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    That hotel looks amazing!!!

    Have a great time!

  19. Sheila on April 12, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    So much fun! Now we’ll have to make the trek to come visit you in Tucson for some hiking. PS My legs are like jell-o too! Be careful in your heels tonight!

  20. Namaste Gurl on April 12, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    So glad you enjoyed RFD- it’s definitely my favorite spot to dine at when in LA. I want absolutely EVERYTHING on the menu when there. It’s truly a veggies dream πŸ™‚
    Now come to Santa Cruz on your way back, hehe πŸ˜‰

  21. Natalie Wolfsdorf on April 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    All My Favorite Places in LA and Santa Monica! You should check out Hot 8 Yoga on 2nd Street, very close to lululemon.Such a great studio…Yes, RFD is amazeballs. I miss home…

  22. Dee on April 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    oh my goodness! look at that all that delicious food! And oh my gosh, your hotel!

  23. Ally (oatsandspice) on April 12, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I am super jealous that you are in LA – that city literally has EVERYTHING! Have fun at the launch tonight… looking forward to the update!

  24. Kilee on April 12, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Everything looks amazing! Have tons of fun and enjoy yourself – you deserve it! Hope you get to see some celebrities πŸ˜‰

  25. Allison @ Food For Healing on April 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    beautiful hotel room, wow.

  26. Erin on April 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I want to live in that hotel room!!! gahhhhhhhhh :O

  27. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing on April 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Swankaaay digs! πŸ˜‰

  28. Emily on April 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Glad you’re having a great time so far! And glad you tried RFD. It is legendary. And last time I was there, I sat next to Alanis Morissette πŸ™‚

  29. Danielle on April 12, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    What hotel did you stay at? It’s so gorgeous!!! and trendy!! I <3 it!

  30. Brenda on April 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    All that food looks delicious! What did you end up getting at Real Food Daily?

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 12:58 am

      the living wrap- it was amazing! we also shared the wasabi rolls and the pilot had fettuccine alfredo with tempeh bacon

  31. Bex on April 12, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    TRASHY!!! Did you go there and buy anything?! I always lust over everything on the website and if I ever make it to LA I definitely want to go visit.

    Can’t wait to hear about the product launch. I’m totally envious of your life!

  32. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on April 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    So it looks like the food and accommodations are just terrible and awful, judging from the pictures. KIDDING!

    Omg it all looks 5 star, and awesome! I am sooo happy for you that you’re living it up, living large and in charge in LA!

    I love Trashy Lingerie and have a few goodies from there πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see pics from the party, and what dress you end up wearing. I know you’re going to look fabulous!

    HAVE FUN tonite!!

  33. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife on April 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    OH how cool! That vegan place looks to die for yummy πŸ™‚ You’re going to rock it tonight- can’t wait to see the recap!!

  34. kate@ahealthypassion on April 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    LA looks so amazing as does that food, glad your having a blast enjoy and cant wait to see a recap!

  35. Ryan @ Aloha Appetite on April 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Oh, I’m so envious. I think the only way I could get hubby to come back to LA with me is if he had military orders there. Ha!

    Yes, RFD is a great place! And I’m surprised you didn’t run into any celebrities while you were eating!

    Enjoy the party!!

  36. Kelly on April 13, 2011 at 12:00 am

    My brother works at that hotel πŸ™‚ It is definitely a cool hotel! I just ate at RFD last week, yum!!!!!!

  37. Gina on April 13, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I love having you in LA (even though odds are that we will never see each other). It’s just fun having you in the same city. πŸ™‚ And SO glad you got to eat at RFD. It’s definitely one of my favorites–what did order? Enjoy the rest of your stay!!!

  38. Fun fact: you actually have to buy a membership to shop in the Trashy Lingerie store.
    I think it’s only like $5, but my room mate had to buy a membership when she was a production assistant on a talk show. Too funny.

  39. Heather (Heather's Dish) on April 13, 2011 at 1:10 am

    i want to try physique 57! sounds like a killer workout and just what i need πŸ™‚

  40. Daniella on April 13, 2011 at 1:33 am

    Oh wow, you are in my hood!!! I literally live walking distance from the beverly center, RFD and trashy!

    I don’t know how long you’re staying but my yoga studio UpDog (Santa Monica and just west of La Cienega) is great and if you have time you should go to Runyon canyon, fun hike with great views of the city πŸ™‚

    Have fun!!!

  41. Amy on April 13, 2011 at 1:40 am

    LOVE This post. Your outfit (in the hotel room). Can you send me some of your style… everything you put together is majorly cute.

  42. emma on April 13, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I’m so jealous! I’d LOVE to go to LA! your pics are GREAT!! Have fun sweetie!

  43. Elie on April 13, 2011 at 2:54 am

    Everything looks amazing, I really want to visit LA ASAP πŸ™‚ I ‘m curious, did the pilot like the tempeh bacon as much?

  44. Ruth on April 13, 2011 at 6:04 am

    AMAZING photos!

  45. Haleigh on April 13, 2011 at 7:13 am

    LA looks fabulous. I can’t wait to read about the launch party! Have fun πŸ™‚

  46. Pure2raw twins on April 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

    awww I love LA!! have a great time you two!!
    Physique 57 is something I have always wanted to try. One day.

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      you would LOVE it πŸ™‚

  47. Christine @ Burning It Off on April 13, 2011 at 7:53 am

    That is one pimped out hotel room! LA is definitely near the top of my “must visit” list, I’m sooo jealous lol.

  48. Christine @ Burning It Off on April 13, 2011 at 7:53 am

    That is one pimped out hotel room! LA is definitely near the top of my “must visit” list, I’m sooo jealous lol.

  49. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine on April 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

    That hotel room is AWESOME!! Yay for LA! I’ve never been, but always wanted to go. Next time you’re in NY we have to hit up Physique 57 again for sure πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your time there!!

  50. Melissa on April 13, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Have a blast. Everything looks fab

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