Nov 26, 2012

~ 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)

The charm begins with a white picket fence and lots of ivy ~ a romantic atmosphere with patio and terrace dining.

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...




Almost looks like a movie set despite the waiters buzzing back and forth... I had great timing!



Loved the containers of citrus...

and the tangerines with the champagne...

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



In addition to the brilliant surroundings, the extensive menu was impressive, and everything we ordered was delicious. The Ivy is a new favorite and highly recommended. 

Laguna Beach coming up next...

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8 comments:

David & Dianne said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!! The restaurant looks like a cool antique store!!! Love, Mom and Dad

Decoratopia said...

Congratulations on 24 years! And what a charming place to celebrate - I think I could live there!

cindy said...

Happy anniversary! What a fun family getaway! Your travel posts are always inspiring.

cindy hattersley design said...

Happy Anniversary. I have never been to the Ivy. How charming it is! Thanks for sharing!

The enchanted home said...

Happy Anniversary! We are celebrating our 27th (wow)! on Friday. Love Laguna Beach, its a family favorite. Gorgeous pics and you know I am absolutely loving the blue and white:) Wishing you many many more years of happy wedded bliss and fabulous trips!

carolyn bradford said...

What a fun trip! I've always wanted to eat there! Happy Anniversary as well! Glad you had such a great weekend!

Ivy Clad said...

Happy Anniversary! Your photos are a burst of California sunshine! (which is a nice contrast right now to the sleet that paid a visit a little while ago).

I hope your holidays are happy!

Keri

The Pink Pagoda said...

Happy Anniversary, Jan! Those flowers made my day!