Blo W Hollywood and My 40th Birthday Weekend

This past weekend was fantastic. I’m turning 40 this week and to celebrate my oldest and dearest friends came to visit.

We started our weekend on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. I’ll admit, I haven’t spent much time there in the 5-years I’ve lived in Los Angeles. I thought it was only for the rich and semi-famous, but we ended up finding some amazing deals at the chic little shops. My favorite was Purple Poppy where I found the dress I wore to my 40th birthday party. It looked expensive, but it was reasonably priced.

We followed that up with a delightful lunch at R+D Kitchen and one friend was thrilled when we saw some of the Comedians of Chelsea Lately. Another saw James Frain sitting outside at a café.

Grilled cheese with tomatosoup at Fig

We had dinner that night at Rustic Canyon, another delightful spot in Santa Monica on Wilshire. I think we had almost every small plate on the menu and they were all very good. The next morning after a run at the beach, the girls and I lunched at Fig in the Fairmont hotel in Santa Monica.

But the most over-the-top birthday fun was courtesy of Blo W Hollywood.

The Blo Blow Dry Bar celebrated its grand opening on Saturday and I was one of their guests.

I brought along two of my out of town friends, Shelley, and Lara. We were treated to cupcakes, pink champagne, and of course, Blo. That’s Blow Dry, I mean.

shelley beforeshelley afterWhen I usually get my hair cut (and colored! I am 40!), I can’t sit long enough to have my hair blow dried. I’ll jump up and leave with wet hair rather than sit through a blow dry.

But that wasn’t the case at Blo. Having my hair washed was such a treat and the blow dry turned out super cute. My hair is naturally big so I had it straightened into a smaller version of itself. Perfect.

blo girls

After that, it was off to my 40 birthday party. It was wonderful to celebrate with my friends old and new. More about turning 40 later.

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