city of angels


For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you'll know that I was in Los Angeles last week for a few days.
What a beautiful city! I would move there in a heartbeat. The weather was just perfect, there are so many places to see and do, the people or at least the ones I met are so kind and sweet, etc. The only down side...THE TRAFFIC!!! But if that's the only thing I would have to complain about, I'll take it!
So here's a brief recap of my 3 day trip.

Started off my Thursday with a quick bite to eat at Toast Bakery Café. I chowed down on the most delicious Caprese Sandwich known to mankind. Sorry for the bad quality photo. This was taken with my iPhone and obviously have not mastered the camera yet :(
Next stop, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This was the reason behind this trip. Andrew surprised me with 2 tickets to attend a taping of her show. I was ecstatic! If you think you're the biggest fan, you thought wrong. IT'S THIS GAL!!! Let me tell you, she's just as amazing, if not more, in person. I absolutely love her and my entire experience.
And of all the people who came out to see her that day, guess who got chosen to play her game 20 Million Songs, So Little Time? ME!!!! She mispronounces my name and after telling her that she can call me whatever she wants my name ended up being Debbie...but it's Ellen, so be it :) 

It's gotta be a sign. Ellen's parking spot is the #4. That's my favorite number.
Did a little shopping at Warner Brother's Studio. Got myself an Ellen cold cup with straw, Ellen underwear for Andrew (pictures to come on Instagram soon ladies...hee hee), and an Ellen keychain. You want some Ellen merchandise, shop online here.
First thing Friday morning, headed off to Urth Caffe for some breakfast. Yum! We needed some fuel for our next adventure.
What better way to get in shape than with a hike on Runyon Canyon. It took us 1hr30min to hike up to the summit and back down. Great view of the Hollywood sign and the city. On the way there's a few benches which I used to do push-ups, there are bars which you can use to do pull-ups, a stretching area, and also a yoga area.

I made it to the top!

The Runyon Canyon Prayer Box 4.0 is a collaborated effort of the Style Network’s Jeannie Mai and other fans, lovers and visitors of Runyon Canyon. The Runyon Canyon Prayer Box 4.0 is located at the peak of the summit and your direct link to God. Submit your hopes, your dreams and all of the prayers you wish to be heard – this is your time.
Before supper that Friday evening, we did some sightseeing. My Ellen appearance earned me a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame :)
I met a few celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum.

Ended off the night with the most incredible supper at Osteria Mozza. I can't even begin to tell you how mouth watering every single dish was. Andrew and I ate every plate that was brought to our table to the very last bite. We were their best customers :) Too busy devouring our food to take pictures of our meal.
Saturday! Headed off to Santa Monica. Beach, pier, shopping...a total must-see when in California.

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." One of my favorite movies of all time. And how amazing are those sneakers. I'm on a shopping hunt for the exact pair.

jacket: c/o Ardene
tank: c/o Ardene
skirt: c/o Ardene
shoes: Converse
bag: Gucci
jewelry c/o: Born Pretty

I'm a huge fan of Converse so when I saw this in their store in Santa Monica, it was total picture worthy.
Ended of our Saturday evening at In-N-Out of course. The animal fries...oh my!
 Goodbye LA. Until next time with more to see and do!


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7 Responses to “city of angels”

Mimi V said...

Looks like an awesome trip. And you managed to look super stylish throughout. In Love with your New Balance Trainers. X

Rachelle said...

Hi Lena! Can you tell me where you got your leopard slip ons? I've been looking for a pair!

Thank you!

A.Co said...

What an amazing trip!

SO COOL you were chosen for the game on the Ellen show! WOW!!!! That video is priceless and what a sweet momento to have <3

Lena Antonacci said...

@Rachelle: I had purchased my shoes at Aldo but they seem to be sold out :( However I came across these similar at Steve Madden (The Blonde Salad collection). Click on link!

Lena xoxo

Marie a la Mode said...

OMG SO COOL LENA! Or should I say Debbie? ; ) Did you know beforehand you were going to get picked to play the game?

Diana Horsfall said...

you look amazing!

Annie said...

WOW! Lucky you! It's a lifetime experience ! You look gorgeous as always!

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