Monday, October 8, 2012

Hotel Roosevelt

Happy Monday! Today I'm filled with mixed emotions - excited that in exactly one week I leave for Australia, but scared of the first flight that's 16 hours (and I fly alone). I want to go, just not make the journey.

This weekend was spent packing and getting ready for the trip. I also got to spend time with a great friend who was in town from Nashville (who I visited last fall). It was a great night catching up with dinner, drinks, and laughs.

I live in the heart of Hollywood but don't go out often in the city because it's so expensive. $20 for one drink at the famous Hote Roosevelt Tropicana Bar! And they added gratuity! Despite the hefty bill, it's nice to get out and have a drink in such a swanky location. It's literally set outside with pretty palm trees and a huge pool. The hotel was the original home of the Academy Awards and is rumored to be haunted by Marilyn Monroe. I eat that stuff up.


And on top of that awesomeness, The Saints won their game last night!! And Brees broke the consecutive touchdown passes record. So exciting. It was even more sweet since they were playing the Chargers, who let Brees go several years back. Plus my dad is a SD fan and the trash talking was pretty intense. Glad I get the bragging rights. Who dat!


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27 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh I eat that stuff up too...love old Hollywood stories! Thanks for hosting!

fancyfreeme.com said...

I just found your blog (very cute) and partook in your link party! BTW $20 drinks! Gasp!! Thats like a good night in Ohio :) But then again you would be in Ohio...

Courtney said...

I just went back and read your Nashville link, very cool! I found out some facts I didn't even know (like the Biebs filmed a video in Franlin!?) Way cool--PS I love Josh Turner. PPS Australia will be amazing and the flight will go by quickly:) PPPS $20 for a drink is crazy!

Jodi said...

I can't wait to read all about your trip. I'm so jealous! You will have a fabulous time and hopefully you can sleep on that long flight!

Lindsay said...

Oh what a great location! Expensive but sounds super fun. And have so much fun in Australia! I can't wait to hear about it.

Amy Powell said...

sometimes an expensive drink is all you need for a good night :)

good luck packing this week!

Josie said...

So fun! Outrageously expensive -- but so fun.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Sami said...

Wow! $20 for a cocktail?! And I thought $9 was a lot haha. That does seem like a very cool place though! Sounds like you had a fun weekend :)

Always Maylee said...

Long flights like that are not fun.. just bring lots of reading materials!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Kai Mercado said...

OMG you should have gone to The Spare Room there! It is one of my favorite bars ever!!!!!!

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Was it at least a good drink?!?

Allison said...

Ohhh yay for fancy nights out! :) Good luck getting ready for your trip!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

How come you never take me there? At least you had fun ��

Dana @ five30three said...

I can't believe your trip is so soon. I can't wait to hear more about your planning for it. Will your iPhone work there? Because I plan on living vicariously through you via Instagram if it does.

Claire Kiefer said...

I wanna go there with you! And just drink mostly before and after since I won't be able to afford more than one drink there . . . DANG!

Stephanie said...

Haunted by Marilyn sounds pretty cool. Not a cool price tag though, I agree.
Hopefully the flight goes well, that's an insanely long time. Just concentrate on how much fun you'll have when you get there!

Jayme and Mendi said...

We can't wait for your trip! :-) 16 hours does sound like a long time but we bet passes quickly and then you will be in beautiful Australia. :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

jen @ grown in southern ground said...

i've flown for 14 hours by myself (DC to seoul)... you can do it!

Megan G. said...

$20 for one drink?! Whoa man! But with that kind of reputation to have Marilyn Monroe as your ghost, I think the price is (slightly) worth it! :) Looks like an awesome weekend, your trip is going to be so much fun!

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

How fun does the Roosevelt hotel sound? But $20 for a drink would make it only happen for very special occasions :) I was SO excited as well for the Saints and Brees!

Chris said...

I know it seems like an insane flight, but I promise you it'll be absolutely worth it! It's a trip of a lifetime!

The City Boy said...

that flight sounds like the perfect time to take ambien haha.


$20 per drink and tip included sounds like new york! im used to it

Ann said...

Good luck on your trip...
and Enjoy!

Christina said...

There are a few places in Seattle that charge $20 for a drink. It's so insane since you can buy a bottle for that much! Sounds like a fun night at a Hollywood landmark!

Brianna said...

how fun!! I should've gone to more places when I was in LA, it's fun to go out from time to time even if you have to splurge (:

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I'm so excited for you! Aussieland will be amazing. :) And well, I hope you felt Marilyn while sipping a rather fantastically expensive drink. ;) Always wanted to go there...grrrr, I need to move up north. ;)

xoxo

Janna Renee said...

We stayed at the W in Hollywood and I would NOT have drank if I was paying that kinda tab. Too rich for my blood :)

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