Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Kim Vo Experience

Saturday morning we met Mom and Dad at our favorite breakfast spot, Urth Caffe, on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Although I am a tea drinker most of the time, I do love their lattes especially when they come with pretty designs in the froth! The elephant was one we hadn't seen before. Eggs come with a green salad lightly dressed with oil and vinegar, fresh salsa, and whole grain bread. We enjoyed a table outdoors as the temperature was already warm enough to sit comfortably outside. It got up to 82 degrees later that day.

The Urth Caffe is within easy walking distance of my brother's cute blue bungalow. The landscaping in the front includes an eclectic mixture of rosemary bushes, roses, and birds of paradise. It is so charming. Does curb appeal get any better than this?
After shopping at Trader Joe's (Please pray for one in Peoria in my lifetime) Mom and I had our hair done at the Kim Vo Salon at The Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. Our stylist, Peter Van de Velde, is well known in Hollywood. He's been featured in makeover shows, magazine articles, and does hair for celebrities so we figured he would be good enough for us Midwesterners. I pretty much gave Peter free rein except that I need a no fuss "do" which means no straightening of the hair. Mom's hair is easy also. After the makeover we got a few mug shots in my brother's back garden to show to our home stylists. Let's see if they can keep the style going. We had a great time and we both love our new styles!


KPiep said...

The hair is super-cute! For both!

I love the decorated lattes. That's just too fun! I'm also praying for a Trader Joe's in Columbia - or at least in KC so that I can go when we go visit my parents.

Anonymous said...

What fun - you both look great!

(I liked the novels Abide With Me & Loving Frank.)

Paula said...

Thanks. It was fun and I'm trying to keep the hair thing going as best I can.

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