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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hurray for Hollywood!

After leaving French General my daughter and I made our way over to Hollywood Boulevard so she could see the sidewalk of stars.

We were also starved and spotted this sign and made a beeline for this darling cafe.

Every inch of Cafe Audrey was dedicated to her film career and wonderful humanitarian efforts.

If you are a fan you will love it.

There were also several cute shops.

This was Varga and it had great vignettes.

Sadly, nothing in the darling vintage displays were for sale.

Isn't this doxie purse adorable? It wasn't big enough for my needs though.

Since my daughter will be moving to the L.A. area next summer we also looked at a few apartments. I love this 1930's gem.

The carved ceilings were just beautiful.
Such beautiful ironwork.

Later that evening I made my way to Brentwood to attend the opening of Giannetti Home. What a breathtaking store! I am pictured with owner Brooke Giannetti who has a wonderful blog, Velvet and Linen. On the right is Mary Smilove. Do you know Mary? She owns Sweetpeas and Snapshots, a truly delightful store. Mary has also been featured in several magazines. Her most recent appearence can be found in this months issue of Mary Englebreight's Home Companion. Both ladies are true gems.

On Friday I will be giving away some treasures found at the Rosebowl Flea Market.


Jaimee said...

Hi Laura! Another reporter here, Susan Felt, would like to interview you for a story. Will you send her an email with your phone number? We can't find your address online. Send to

Mildred said...

What a lovely trip. I do hope your daughter holds out for an apt. with a pink kitchen!

HiHoOhio said...

Looks like a great trip! Love the weiner dog in green and white!!!

Liz said...

Okay I love that cute top your wearing! : )

I would also love that little cafe. What a fun trip with your daughter.

Velvet and Linen said...

It was wonderful meeting you in person.
I am enjoying reading about your trip on your blog.
I am embarrassed to say that I have never been to French General, but I now know that I need to make a point of visiting.
Thank you for coming to the opening of Giannetti Home.

Anna said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog about my gold frame. I love your blog!

Nicole said...

Even we did not live so far from LA, just a three hours I never got to see any of it.

I love your pictures and the Cafe is just darling.

Mimi Sue said...

I love Audrey Hepburn. What a classy lady. I'm going to have to put this on my must see list too. Mimi

Tea Time With Melody said...

OK, I admit, I've seen your name on several comments and I just had to stop by the famous Laura Ingalls. Enjoyed visiting your blog and will visit again. :)

Kass said...

Great pics- looks like the perfect trip- my girls already live in LA- the architecture is so fantastic.

Shimmy Mom said...

I can see why you had such a good time. And that apartment is BEAUTIFUL! I hope your daughters finds somewhere that feels right to her. (That is safe, and friendly and she can afford.- What a time of life that is.) Can't wait to see more

quitecontrary1977 said...

These are great photos! You need to ad your post to my Wednsday Link Day, MS. Laura!

Priscila said...

oh my goodness! I need to get myself over there. Maybe the next time we are in LA I will go! Thanks for sharing

Country French Antiques said...

Bonjour Laura,
I found you via my sitemeter.
Merci for having me on your blogroll.
Wonderful blog you have, I can tell I will have to spend some time here.
How great you met Brooke! Wish I could have been there with you :)
Look forward to reading more here and Thanks again!

Bettina said...

I have to go to Cafe Audrey!! The trip looked amazing!

FlipFlop Mom said...

GASP!! I'm so jealous.. LOL LOL.. I don't know if I'll ever get to touch those stars.. sniff sniff..

And the Audrey displays and cafe.. I'm swooning over here!!

Sadiebug and her Mom said...

That 1930's apartment building is gorgeous! Thanks for the pictures. It was a nice little escape.

Miss Sandy said...

What a fun girly day you two had! The apt. was awesome! I'd be tempted to want to live in the lobby snoozing under that ceiling!

Maija said...

I saw Mary this weekend and she spoke very highly of you!