To start our day in LA we needed a lift to Westfield – which really was a 5-min walk down the road from The Peninsula.
But the hotel offered us a ride in the Rolls Royce. How could we refuse?
We were going to meet Mum’s friends – who were eager to meet me. Mum forgets that though Her friends follow our blog, and seem to know everything about me – they have yet to meet me.
And we were most excited to meet Kim’s newest addition to their family.
Kim told us Maisy’s story –
Maisy was born to a homeless person. At around eight months, she was given away and was adopted by an elderly lady.
Three years on, the elderly person found it difficult to have a dog and decided to give her up. That was when Kim and her family were looking for a dog to join their family. Many had applied to adopt “Daisy” and there seemed little chance that Kim’s family would get her. But Kate decided otherwise – for when Kim and Roy went to meet the owner, she decided they would be her next family. Daisy became Maisy two months ago and now has become a very loved member of Kim’s family.
Lunch at The Ivy
We met at the Westfield Century City shopping centre – which seems soooo dog friendly – that apparently we could have sat inside as well.
It was a quick meet-up as Kim and Stacy had to go and we had a lunch date at The Ivy on Robertson Blvd.
We met Laura there.
Mum loved all the flowers – everywhere
She had to have the lobster ravioli with The Ivy pink sauce.
And they brought me water in this flower bowl.
Though we loved sitting outside, I would also have been allowed inside. Amazing.
After lunch we went across the street to Max-Bone.
There we met Lady, the miniature Schnauzer.
Her mum told Lady that other dogs are allowed in the store,
After that, we co-existed nicely while Mum was shopping.
There were a few pieces in contention.
But what we wanted most were out of sizes. But Mum bought George something which she reminded her of George. 🙂
We went back to The Ivy to collect Laura’s car from the valet.
What happened to our Rolls Royce?
Next stop – SPRINKLES!
Hey Mum, we don’t have to go inside …
Why aren’t the cupcakes coming out?
Oh, here we can go inside!!!
Los Angeles sure seems a little better than NYC – in terms of dog-friendliness.
We went home to Laura’s – and I met two other new friends.
This is Emma – she is a Morkie, i.e. two thirds of George.
She’s a real love bug. Like George she loves a good belly rub.
And this is Jasper.
A little apprehensive of me.
But of so funny when he tries to speak.
We settled in and rested for the afternoon – busy day.
In the evening, Mum wanted to go to Il Pistaio for dinner – a favourite stand-b. And I got to tag along.
I could sit inside the barrier …
And checked out what was going on from under the table.
So far Los Angeles is proving to be an easier place for me to co-exist with Mum. Even more reasons to love L.A.
What a lovely day! Meeting friends with dogs, eating out at some of my fave places – and no rain!
I just assumed all my friends have met Darcy but obviously not. Interesting that all of them mentioned that Darcy is a lot smaller than they had imagined her to be.