Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Simple September Weekend - Fashion, Football, Flowers and Family

Last Friday night I strolled up and down Rodeo Drive for Fashion's Night Out and this is what I saw
The Prada store photographed from my office with a modicum of people in the street.  There was certainly more than the average daily pedestrian traffic but nothing looked overcrowded. Cool the way that Prada could project images on the panel above the storefront.
The Ferris wheel which was carefully constructed on the first block of Rodeo Drive between Tiffany & Co. and Bvlgari.
And my favorite image of the evening, a Beverly Hills police officer on a segway parked on the street between Chanel and De Beers because this is how our cops roll in BH.
What I did not see was any actual shopping and nor people carrying shopping bags. Still, it was well attended and a good event for the city of Beverly Hills. I think that there is certain amount of pent up demand and that street will have action when the holiday$ arrive. We shall see.
Saturday I headed off to the Eastside of Los Angeles, you know the place where the sun actually shines.  And shine it did at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.  Being the sports enthusiast that I am (not) I was at the UCLA-Stanford foot ball game where UCLA got thoroughly trounced.
In deference to the Stanford people around me, I wore a little red on my cuffs.
(Yes, I wore a white button down french cuffed shirt to a football game, doesn't everyone?)
Stanford had a great defensive game and a good running game and UCLA, well what can I say, they were an embarrassment. And speaking of embarrassments
What is up with Stanford's pathetic excuse of a marching band?  Seriously, they are so bad that they've lost their funding.  Thankfully, we fled at the end of the 3rd quarter, because really how much college football can anyone take.
Sunday morning on the Westside of town, where the sun hasn't deigned to come out I've been arranging  flowers.  Here's the result.
 and the close up shot
Pretty aren't they?
Now, it's off to the OC to take my father and stepmother out to lunch to celebrate my father's birthday.
Hopefully the fog will lift and we will find some sun in Dana Point Harbor.
Enjoy your Sunday.

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Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Belle, sounds like a good weekend. Lovely flowers xx

Jacqueline said...

What a full weekend. I wish your dad many happy returns of the day and hope that he had a wonderful birthday.
I love the ferris wheel.
Many thanks for your comment. I LOVE Tuscany and I LOVE wine from any region !!!! hehe.
Have a wonderful new week. XZXXX

Keith said...

Hey there. Thanks for your comment on my last blog post. It was great hearing from you. I hope all is well with you. I'm looking for a new job, plus I'm thinking about going back to college. Take care. Have a wonderful week ahead!

David Toms said...

What a great weekend! Love those cufflinks!

Anonymous said...

Oh the quality of your shirt is leaping from the page. I must buy a long sleeved white shirt, it's so classic. Hope you had a lovely day yesterday.

Belle de Ville said...

Christina, what a difference a few flowers can make in one's life.
Jacqueline, ah yes, Italian wines are if I could only afford a little vacation to Italy...
Keith, good news...Warren Buffet said that we are not going to have a double dip recession so you are going to get another job...and soon!
David, I am a cufflinks fanatic, which is kinda weird for a girl. But, I firmly believe that men should wear french cuffs and cufflinks as often as possible.
Tabitha, I just been hanging out with friends and family...while you've been having all the fun in London...and before that fishing on that fabulous estate. I'm jealous!

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