Night at the W
West Los Angeles Travel Blog› entry 17 of 22 › view all entries
August 21st, 2008 – by: jenn79
But the company was brilliant as usual and we met a German guy from Melbourne who was a bit too high on his traveling horse, but very nice and entertaining nonetheless. =) He was no Ragnar, but he would have to do! ;)
Doris, Sheila, Phoebe (who will join TB soon I hope!) and I met in Westwood today for a Cityseach event. I haven't been to the W since college so I thought it would be fun to revisit the bar as they seem to have a nice pool area like the Standard and the Mondrian. I don't know what happened, but there was no event, and no cheap drinks, and no munchies. But it was ok, the setting was very nice and some comfy couches would do for a chill night.
It was so great to catch up with everyone! We hadn't seen each other in quite a few weeks and so a few interesting stories were circulated. Most involving boys of course! But Phoebe also explained the California state budget cuts and how many state workers may not even get paid this month!! We moved over from a mattress type setup to an actual table when one opened up. It's the strangest place. A million people in different types of clothing would keep asking how we were (we THINK they worked there!) but then nobody would take our order - they kept asking who our "server" was. My lord what terrible service!
Doris and Sheila had some martinis and some red wine, while Phoebe (my soulmate as she is also allergic to alcohol) and I got some ginger ales. We had the best garlic parsley fries, some olives and a mean hand-tossed margherita pizza! We finished with a chocolate creme brulee that was so-so.
Bjorn was pretty entertaining but talked a lot lot lot. He currently lives in Dubai where he owns some sort of LED design company and he told us stories about the palms islands, Dubai vs. Saudi Arabia, and names like Trump and Christina Aguilera were dropped. Finally he got his food and that got him to shut up long enough for Doris to tell us a little more about Bali, Feng Shui and psychics. Oh my god some of those stories were quite frightening!!
I had a pounding headache from one of the roughest weeks ever - work-wise and personally, and I was totally going to drink some alcohol, but after a handful of cigarettes that Phoebe and I partook in, and some gingerale and french fries, I was feeling much better! Before we left, I asked Bjorn to take a picture of the 4 of us again and he wanted in! I kiddingly said "you should just sprawl across our laps!" and before I could EVEN PROTEST, he literally jumped on us!! This huge 6'3" guy!! No hesitation whatsoever - he didn't need to be asked twice! Funny stuff =)
Before we left, we went to the women's restroom and I don't know how EVERYONE knows this, but apparently Lindsey Lohan's girlfriend was in there! I did not know she was gay! She's very cool looking with a smart little fedora hat! Apparently she's a DJ or something? Very cool stuff.
Anyhow, thank you girls for coming out and keeping me sane. This week tested my limits and it felt soooo very good to go out and relax with such great company. Can't wait to see you girls tomorrow!! ;)
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