Monday, March 2, 2009

More from our LA Trip

Here are some more pictures from our trip to LA a few weekends ago.

View of the Hollywood sign from our hotel room:

hollywood sign
Kodak Theater getting ready for the Oscars:

Tom Cruise's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:

Mann's Chinese Theater:

A reluctant Marc posing for a photo:

Friday, February 20, 2009

Please Don't Divorce My Friends!

Thanks Jessica for sharing this video with me! I hope all of you will join me in imbedding this in your site as well.

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

These are families. These are people. I cannot understand why anyone would want to hurt anyone else. I can't understand why anyone would want to control what other people do. It is fine if you think it is wrong to be gay, you don't have to be gay! But why do you care if someone else is? What other people choose to do in their lives should not matter to you. Why would you want to keep people from being in love? Why would you want to keep people from being happy? Why would you want to prevent people who love each other from being married? I just do not get it. Please do not let Kenneth Starr, evil and hatred win. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekend Getaway!

Last weekend we decided to drive north to Hollywood, totally random and on a whim. Marc had some Marriott Rewards points that we burning a hole in his pocket so we cashed them in and booked a hotel room at the Renaissance Hotel Hollywood & Spa. The hotel was located right in the middle of West Hollywood, just around the corner from the Kodak Theater. Imagine how crazy this place would be during the Oscars! Wow!

The hotel decor is heavily inspired by the Mid-Century modern movement, with all kinds of cool artwork on the walls and furniture from Eames and Mies van der Rohe through out the lobby. I am a huge fan of architecture and furniture from the era, so it was definitely a delight to see. I wish I would have taken more pictures but Marc hates when I act like a tourist.

Mural in hotel lobby:

More art in the lobby:

This piece was so cool. It looked like there was someone or something trapped inside trying to get out.

eames lounge chair
I wonder if these were authorized reproductions or fakes? The Eames chairs retail $3000 each and the Platner Side Table retails for $665. Pricey stuff for a high traffic hotel lobby. A real Eames Lounge from DWR is very high on my list of things that I must have in my next house. Same for the Platner Side Table. I just love it. 

Space Ship Trash Can:

I have no idea if these trash cans have any special architectural or design significance. I just thought it was the cutest thing! They were through out the hotel lobby and public spaces. 

More pictures from the mini getaway coming soon.

Stay tuned...

... Photos from the mini getaway to Hollywood are coming later this afternoon!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines's Day!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day! We are going to head up to LA this evening  just to do something different and fun. We are staying at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. Looks like it should be nice! I'll have pics to post later from the mini getaway. 

xoxo smooches!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Woo hoo!

Just a quick note to let you know that I got the job! Thank you so much everyone for all of the well wishes. I am the new Director of Sales and Marketing at very nice, mid-size hotel property with 200+ rooms in the San Diego area. For those of you that are not aware, my background is in the hotel business and it is what I am very passionate about. I have not worked in 8 months, so it will be an adjustment, but I am ready! I am really looking forward to it. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Job Update!

Some of you may or may not know that I've been looking for a job for the last 2 weeks. I've been unemployed since July but unemployed by choice. I was starting to feel a but unproductive lately so hence the job search.

I had an interview last Friday which was fabulous. Since then I have had 2 follow up interviews via phone, taken a personality survey, and had my references checked. 

I just got the phone call from my "future boss" *crossing my fingers* that she wants to meet for lunch tomorrow to "discuss our future"! I think this is good news. So please keep your fingers crossed for me and send positive vibes! I'll update again tomorrow after our lunch date.