Goodbye City of Angels

On Sunday, after some shopping in Beverly Hills, I had lunch at The Ivy

I ordered a banana/strawberry cocktail, which was more like a smoothie and had a tough time choosing from their vast menu. 

I selected the Caesar salad... 

... and the shrimp tacos on homemade tortillas with Mexican beans and rice.

There was so much food that I could not eat it all. The restaurant was very busy but the staff were, nevertheless, very attentive and polite. The Ivy is, just like its namesake in London, a pricier restaurant. I think that the London restaurant was an inspiration for the LA one, but other than that they are not related. 

In the afternoon, I did what I enjoy a lot (also in Luxembourg): drive around LA. Call me weird...

In the evening I had dinner at Spago, owned by Wolfgang Puck, a celebrity chef. As I got there, a couple of paparazzi were waiting outside. Well, they weren't waiting for me, that's for sure.

Even though I was still full from the huge lunch, I had a mushroom and cheese risotto... 

... followed by a salmon steak. It was very dark, hence the bad photos. 

I had a cosy place right next to the fire in the covered patio area.

The next day, I was sad to leave for cold Luxembourg (where it started snowing on Thursday) but I will return back to LA in a year. I hope. 

The Ivy
113 N Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States of America

176 N Canyon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
United States of America

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  1. The American portions are always so huge - the food looked lovely at the Ivy.
    Happy Friday Anouka xoxo

  2. Why weird? I also enjoy driving around the city. It's so relaxing! But to be honest, I have only done it in my country, probably it is awesome doing it at a new place.

  3. I loved some dishes at Spago. The Ivy looks amazing. Great photos, hope you have a safe trip back. x

  4. Delicious dishes!


  5. I hope you had an amazing trip darling! Nice pics!

  6. Back to the cold, oh I am not enjoying it at all! Thanks so much for showing us your wonderful time, all the pretty sights and delicious food. I can't wait for you to visit again! xx

  7. Those are very nice restaurants. The shrimp taco must taste so good. L.A. is a driving City. It's the only way to really see it and discover it.

  8. Hope you had a safe back trip dear. Both places inspire me, especially The Ivy, those tacos look very appetizing!:) Kisses, enjoy the weekend! xo

  9. Bye ^^
    i think it will be amazing ^^


  10. All the food looks really good..if I could drive I'd probably do it a lot too!

  11. Beautiful pictures, I wish I could go there ^^

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  12. the picture from the hills is AMAZING. perfect sight.

  13. oh... those foods are so yummy. so mouthwatering! :)

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  14. That smoothie / cocktail looks fantastic

  15. I hope you enjoyed your stay! It was quite strange also for me to see the snow in Luxembourg when I came home from Bonn where it's far away from snowing ;)

  16. wow!!! so luxurious!! the food looks really good!!! just wet my appetite, haha!

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  17. I dream when I see your photos :)


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