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Stars and White Sox

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You gotta love the enthusiasm of people who rely on tips for their income! Saw the stars homes.....but really what we saw for two hours were obscenely large houses, with exceptionally manicured gardens (we saw no actual stars but plenty of gardeners!) and hedges that are 6-8 metres high.
Up in the Hollywood Hills it is highly sought after, Mick couldn't work out why the hell you'd want to live up there! We went to the Beverly Centre ( huge shopping centre) and bought our milk frother......ahhhh, finally, decent coffee! Can't believe Mick mocked me when I packed the coffee pods! He is ever so happy I did, given that last night at dinner, we traced the origins of good espresso coffee ( origins we came up with were South America, Africa for beans) then Italians for starting to make good coffee. A lot of Italians migrated to USA so why didn't they bring the good coffee with them? I'm at a loss as to why USA has crap coffee. But, we are happy now, as long as we continue with our rations of 3 cups per person per day!

I found a great book in a store yesterday.......I kind of lost it. But maybe it is my sick sense of humour!90_F63EEA8FA6A35A9E6E9EC6867118FEB5.jpg

So two restaurants I really wanted to go to, Spago ( Chef Wolfgang Puck) and Eleven Madison Park ( New York) . Spago was last night! It was amazing. The food and service was truly sensational, however, in part I feel it is always due to the tipping policy! I loved that caviar was the first dish, and incidentally, they served us Sterling caviar on the Qantas flight too! Mick said he managed to eat it by not thinking about it.....haha! The lamb was a favourite, as well as a sweet corn pasta!
It appears that perhaps having money means you dress like you don't! A guy at a table near us was wearing a lime green headband with s cap on sideways.....another guy near us was wearing jeans, a t shirt and white high tops! Mick was of the view he could have dressed in jeans and got away with it! Wolfgang came out of the kitchen and greeted every diner at every table. He was lovely, I got the pic and he also signed the menu, which he then had to give me.......haha!
We walked away from the restaurant and past the Bentleys, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and the like and headed to Rodeo Drive like real grown ups! ( it's ok we had locked Jack in the room for the night- he was fine!) ( ok joking- he had Kelly babysitting, all American blonde, cute ) I've never seen so many elite cars as here in LA! Mind you I'm now totally in love with my Mustang ( for when the damn thing arrives next year!) as there are a fair few here and they are super grunty! We did the obligatory pic with the Rodeo Drive sign, caught a cab and legged it home!
Off to Universal today so Jacks pics will follow tonight!

Posted by Jochester71 06:36 Archived in USA

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