Monday, March 21, 2016

Greetings from LA

Well, hello there! I tell you, what a couple weeks it has been. Two weekends ago, I left work on Friday and immediately grabbed a flight to Portland to spend a short weekend in my hometown to ring in my nephew's first year of life. Upon my return a few days later, I unexpectedly had to head to Los Angeles in the middle of last week for work. And though I landed back in San Francisco on Friday night, I am now back in LA as I type this on Sunday. Work & life be crazy, y'all! Crazy. But that's okay, sometimes some chaos like this ends up being nice when you reflect at the end of it. Breaks up the monotony a bit, I suppose? And as I'm typing this on Sunday night from my hotel, I'm currently sipping some tea and watching A&E in blissful solitude, so needless to say it's not half-bad (though missing my dog is basically now a defining characteristic unless I'm in his presence). However, here's some snippets of my Sunday (aka yesterday):
^Sipping a Moulin Rouge cocktail at Bottega Louie in downtown LA
^Hello there everyone. Just checked into my hotel and waiting to shower off my travel. Which (admittedly) is only a 55-minute flight. However, it's been like my 10th flight in 4 days.
^I can always appreciate the aesthetics of a gorgeous bar. Isn't it amazing how much depth a mirror behind the drinks adds?  I only notice when I see one without one.


^Hotel room view this week. Different from last week.

Anyways, I look forward to being more present online this week. It will be a busy one for me but not as disorienting as last week.

Hope you all are having a great Monday!

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16 comments:

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

So weird to see a bar along a wall without a mirror behind it.

Have a great LA week!

Stephanie Wilhite said...

You are so pretty! That cocktail looks yummy!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

How pretty is that bar. and that drink looks delish! Love that you get to go to such a fun and beautiful city for work, I've been stuck going to Omaha in the middle of winter *womp womp*. Have an amazing week <3
Green Fashionista

Pat Hatt said...

Bar all set up for you haha wow, that is a lot of plane rides. Even if not far, still must be rather tiring.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Traveling for work is always fun, but it can definitely be exhausting! I hope you have a great time this week, and hopefully it's not as chaotic as last week!

The Siberian American said...

That bar looks so pretty, and the cocktail looks yummy! Hehe. :)

PorkStar said...

That's an awesome looking bar. That's how my next big house will look like, im sure :)

Have a good time there.

BLovedBoston said...

Yummy cocktails to greet you!! Enjoy LA! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

Brittany said...

I wish I could travel for work! I know the grass is always greener and I'm not sure it's not always pleasant, but I would definitely like to mix it up from time to time. That cocktail (and the bar) are absolutely gorgeous! Can I please take pictures like you?!

Nadine Lynn said...

That is a pretty bar! I could totally go for a cocktail right now!!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

holy moly that's a lot of flights! you deserve a few cocktails for sure.

Emily said...

You've been quite the travel bee! At lease it's under an hour to get to LA. Such petty photos!

Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder said...

That drink looked delicious. Thinking it was pomegranate I looked at the listing and even though it's raspberries that's EXACTLY the type of drink I would order too. You sound like you definitely deserved it after all those flights in a crammed amount of time!

Jaclyn said...

I'm glad your able find to bliss amongst the chaos. That Moulin Rouge cocktail looKS fabulous!

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

An occasional business trip is welcome indeed! It's been ages since I've done one, maybe I need to rectify that...! Have fun in El Lay! That drink looks so, so good!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hello dear Caitlin. I hope that spring is treating you well thus far <3