A true legende's B-Day weekend
Happy happy B-Day to the most humble, smart, sophisticated and awesome person I know: ME!!
Kidding! (Not really, though!)
I got served breakfast in bed, had flowers and gifts sent from Norway, got bubbles, b-day cards and lots of love from my lovely friends. I'm sooo lucky having all these amazing people in my life - spread all over different continents.
My birthday is usually a little bit amputated as everyone is hungover from May 17th. But my closest friends have no other choice than crawl out of bed and join me for a couple of glasses of wine on May 18th as well. This year we went to one of my favorite places in Los Angeles: Mama's Shelter. I looooove rooftop bars (who doesn't?), and the vibe there's great with colorful interior, palm trees and delicious rosé sangria.
Had a really nice evening with my girlfriends (I guess Tommy is not really a girl, but close enough), but didn't stay too late as we were going on a roadtrip to Palm Springs and Big Bear early next morning.
At 8.00 am Saturday morning, Bray picked up Anne Lena and me and off we went to Palm Springs. It's about a two hour drive from Los Angeles (depending on the traffic), and a perfect getaway for 36 hours. Haha! First stop was Saguaro Hotel. During the weekend a lot of hotels have pool parties, with DJ's and a lot of fun in the sun. Love the colorful surroundings at this place and inflatable unicorns are never wrong. Ended up chilling by V Hotel's pool. Ate delicious food, had a few cocktails, shared a bottle of bubbles, danced with the inflatable animals in the pool and generally praised my existence - since it was my B-day weekend! I loved every second of it!!
In the afternoon we drove from Palm Springs to Big Bear in the mountains to visit our friends Dana and Torgeir. They just bought a beautiful A-shaped cabin there, The Little Black Cabin, and invited us to stay the night.
I'd never been to Big Bear and was super exited! Dana has her own creative design firm with a focus on urban businesses and residential transformations. They do everything from full-scale remodels to a simple quick makeovers, and I can't wait to see how she's going to transform this place into a magical oases in the forrest.
Big Bear has this cute little center with lots of restaurants, cafes and shops. We went out to eat dinner (bring warm clothes), and when we got back to the cabin we watched a horror movie in front of the fireplace. Almost felt like being back in Norway. Super cozy!!
Next morning we went into town again to have breakfast and do a little sightseeing. Omg, I love Big Bear! It's such a special place and the nature is beautiful. It's a popular place to go skiing. And as it is so close to LA, you can actually go surfing in the morning in Malibu and skiing in Big Bear in the evening. It's no snow there now, but would love to come back this winter and do some skiing.
After breakfast we had mimosas at the cabin's balcony, and then we went for a hike in the forrest behind the Little Black Cabin (the forrest is literately their backyard). We almost got lost, but that's nothing to brag about, so I won't!
36 hours after we left LA we were back again in the city of angeles. I love how much we got out of that weekend! Let's do it again!!