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Planning LA/OC long weekend trip from DC... advice please!

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Planning LA/OC long weekend trip from DC... advice please!

JaneS | Jan 7, 2009 07:19 AM

My husband and I are coming to your area (first time for me) and leaving our little ones behind. I hate to admit that I'm so uncool, but I really hope to spot some celebs!! We're staying Wed, Thurs at SLS and Fri, Sat at St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point. Dinner is already occupied Sat (and probably Fri... in town for wedding) but we have Wed lunch, Wed dinner, Thurs lunch, Thurs dinner, Fri lunch, Sat lunch... plus I suppose breakfasts if there's somewhere not to be missed!! Here's my food itinerary I'm contemplating so far... I'd love the advice of locals!!

Wed lunch: either Ivy or Spago before shopping in Bev Hills (Rodeo Drive, what else? Is Bev Ctr just a run-of-the-mill mall or worth visiting?)

Wed dinner: at the hotel at The Bazaar (seems to make sense since we're staying there?)

Thurs lunch: cafe at Fred Segal, taking in Hollywood sights

Thurs happy hour cocktail at Chateau Marmont

Thurs dinner: either Matsuhisa close to hotel or venture to Katsuya (Hollywood or Brentwood?)

Fri am, head down PCH (right?) to Dana Point, hopefully taking in yummy food (fish tacos maybe?) and sightseeing along the way....

Also, do I need to venture North at any point? Like to Malibu? You can tell I'm totally unfamiliar with the area I'm sure... I'm kind of basing all this on Wed Bev Hills, Thurs Hollywood, Fri work way down to OC, Sat taking in OC... but I don't have any idea if I'm missing anything!!

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