I was invited to my dear and very fabulous friend Tara Hunnywell’s 29th B-day party, Hollywood Socialite and all around 10 on a scale from 1 to Fab (by the way you get 10 years to be 29 in LA, and then you turn 32, FYI). It was a pool side cocktail party at The Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills (adjacent) and I must say – I totally forgot all about this boutique hotel! What a smart move for a quaint and impromptu birthday party. Free street parking, little couch pods by the modest size pool, retro blue and white decor, attentive staff. The Avalon is definitely back on my list for places to meet if you have to compromise between meeting on the West Side and meeting in Hollywood – especially for an early rendez-vous cocktail because gawd bless them they are located on my favorite street to cut across town on the worst of LA traffic days, 9400 Olympic Blvd. Anyway, I digress, so I had to figure out a quick and fab outfit to wear – to both this event and then scoot back to the Valley for my stand up Comedy Show at Flappers Comedy Club – and once again I gave myself 8 minutes to pull it together. One day I’ll get better with time. So I slick backed my otherwise growing out Brazilian blow out, (stay tuned for my blog on the cheapest and best place for Brazilian blow outs in Hollywood) threw on my off the shoulder long grey dress that I purchased in hell for $9.99 at Fallas in Van Nuys, tossed on my fuschia pink scarf $6.99 with matching thick pink bracelet $5.99 I got both at Forever 21 in The Sherman Oaks Mall, slipped on my favorite Steve Madden fuchsia mega heals (last season at Macy’s in Burbank) I think I paid $79.00 (thank you Macy’s card) and topped it off with Impassioned Mac lip stick AMAZING color but only for the brave. I sipped my 8 dollar double, americano, chatted with the finest of Tara’s friends and then was off like a prom dress to the valley for my show.
And when I got home, I tossed my pink accessories onto my white shag throw carpet (Craig’s list $40)