Monday, November 8, 2010

A Post by Sunny ... California Girl


Hello girlfriends ... thanks for dropping by
my California girl post! 

In case you're new,
I'm the Ooh La Frou Frou girl
that lives in sunny California.
I travel often to visit the other 7 Ooh La Frou Frou girls
in New York and they come to visit me ... and do we have fun!
I'll be talking a little about what we do when the girls come to visit
but first ... a little birdie paid me a visit.
This little birdie said her name was
Glamorous Peep (she wears peep toes, of course).
She peeps things to me that she's overheard
that we girls might want to make mention of.
Well well well ... she peeped that
a darling fan of our blog and a Twitter follower
(who is a California girl too)
is celebrating her birthday TODAY ...
so we created an Ooh La Frou Frou birthday cake
just for her to say that we hope all her wishes come true!!!
Happy Birthday, Shira Marie!
Thank you little Glamorous Peep for peeping
and please do let us know if you overhear something else
you think we might want to mention!

With snowflakes on the verge of falling soon
in many parts of the country,
I am still slipping on my flip-flops and sandals!
I love being a California girl because I love days filled with SUNSHINE.
When I was little Sunshine was my nickname, later shortened to Sunny.

Images via and via
In fact, you may remember my previous post of a couple of months ago
when I posed for this Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card
(it was sooooo perfect for me) ...
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card entitled "Sunny Days" for any girlfriend occasion.  (c) Ooh La Frou Frou 2010 - All Rights Reserved
Bet you can't guess what my theme song was this summer
while driving around with the top down on my convertible
and the wind in my hair ...
 Katy Perry's
California Gurls!

So, how do we spend our time when we're all together in California?
Well .... come along, girlfriends and I'll
take you on a little virtual Ooh La Frou Frou girl trip!
First rule ...
we wouldn't even think of not spending
some leisurely and fun days at the beach!
We head out with our ipods, books, sunscreen and snacks and head to
either gorgeous Santa Monica BeachLaguna Beach,
or the always fun Venice Beach (photos below). 
which is great for people-watching.
Swimsuit-clad roller-bladers, street performers and artists
fill the boardwalk ... it's never a boring day at the beach!  
When we're not soaking in the California sunshine at the beach,
the girls literally beg me to take them to places
where there's a good chance of spotting a celebrity.
What better place than the haute Rodeo Drive?

So, we get all glammed up for an afternoon of star-watching and shopping
(ala the dressed-up version of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman).
Hope usually goes through a whole suitcase of clothing
before finally deciding on which one she'll wear for an outing like this
and Tiffany usually dresses like Audrey Hepburn.

By the way, the memorable "Do you work on commission .."
shopping scene in Pretty Woman was filmed
at a woman's clothing store called Boulmiche,
located just a few steps west of Rodeo on Santa Monica Boulevard!

And ...
reportedly a few years ago,
Jennifer Love Hewitt was almost shown the door at Valentino
(due to her casual dress)
before they realized who she was,
so ...  I don't take chances!
For the photo below, I've slipped into my Dior dress
and am carrying my favorite Chanel bag ...
so even if I'm just picking up small accessories at the famous shops
(for the fun of carrying around the fab logo bags),
I like to look like I could afford anything!

Illustration of Ooh La Frou Frou girl Sunny shopping on Rodeo Drive
by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
It's so fun showing the other girls photos like these
just before we head out the door to shop at Rodeo
and watch their faces.
 Like I tell them ...
you never know who you might run into while
visiting stores such as La Perla, Louis Vuitton and Chanel!
Jessica Alba and Honor via; Taylor Lautner via; Heidi Klum Rodeo Drive photoshoot via
 While we're on our way to Rodeo, I love to take them
through some of the gorgeous neighborhoods in Beverly Hills ...
Image via
Oh, by the way, girls, one of the beautiful stores on Rodeo Drive
is Frette ... you know ... the sumptuous bed linens that grace the beds
of high-end luxury boutique hotels and homes!
Well, last time I was in I found out that they're having a little drawing:
they will be choosing nine winners on November 30, 2010
and the prize is ... are you ready?
A $1400 shopping spree at Frette (or their on-line store!)
So, being the good girlfriend that I am,
I brought along a little Entry Form that you,
my glamorous girlfriends,
can fill out to win!
Can you imagine sinking into sheets like these?



Speaking of hotels ...
sitting at the south end of Rodeo Drive is the sumptuous
Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Sometimes we girls like to go all out
and book a room together here ...
just for fun. 
(Yes ... it's the hotel from Pretty Woman!).

Images of Beverly Wilshire via



If the girls still haven't had enough of star-watching yet,
we like to trot over to a chi-chi lunch outdoors at
The Ivy!
The Ivy is well known as a place the stars go for lunch
and it's not unusual to look up and see Steve Martin or Demi Moore
a few tables away!
Ivy food images and image in lower right via and upper right Ivy image via
I tell the girls to try and look inconspicuous
by wearing their shades as I always do,
so you can scan the tables nearby without anyone noticing.
If you spot a star,
you can slyly lower your glasses to take a peek!


Illustration of Sunny at the Ivy by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
When we've had our fill of celebrity watching,
we hop in my convertible
and take a drive down Pacific Coast Highway.
Depending upon how much time we have,
we can enjoy the Pacific Ocean views
of Los Angeles, gorgeous Santa Barbara, maybe even
San Francisco, Napa Valley if we've got time to kill!

Images via and via

Yes, we have fun in California.
But we also have fun in New York, which I love.
I always come visit the girls in the city for some Christmas shopping
and love the snowflakes on my eyelashes
and the fabulous window displays
and the big tree in Rockefeller Center.
But ...
the day after New Years ...
I'll be under a palm tree
back in Beverly Hills, darlings!

If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

38 comments:

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sunny, I think you are amazing and all around fabulous!You have me convinced that I must visit California, I have never been to California before in my life. I am a New York girl. :-)))) Thank you for the fabulous post, I enjoyed it tremendously!:-)))

myraysofsunshine said...

Sunny, I hope you enjoy the PCH drive as much as I do. Enjoy the sunny California weather before you begin your Christmas shopping in NYC. Thank you for the lovely post California Girl.

eddieross said...

Love it!!

E+J

GlamorousWhimsy said...

That birthday cake is to die for. Great now I really want a piece of cake and to take a nap on the glamorous Frette linens. As usual Ohh La Frou Frou has made my day!

xx
Poppy

E... said...

LVOely blog and amazing post..If you want pass on my blog...I'll follow you...

http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little Glamorous love note from Sunny for:

Couture Millinery Atelier: Darrrling! What a lovely, lovely first comment on my blog post! You simply must come to California ~ you'll love it, I'm sure! I think you and your lovely hats would fit right in on Rodeo Drive! xo

myrayofsunshine: Oh, lovely, I do so love PCH and glad you do too! And yes, I plan to pack some of my sunshine to bring to the girls in NY when I visit at Christmas! ;) xo

eddieross OMGlamorous! Eddie Ross! All of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls adore your blog and your designs ... and I'm sure they'll all be so j-e-a-l-o-u-s that you visted me first! xo

GlamorousWhimsy: Oh, girlfriend, you would fit right in with the group when they visit in California! And it makes me so happy to add to your day! Thank you so much! xo

E: Thanks so much for visting my blog post and for your sweet comment! I'll trot over to visit you soon! xo

Angelica Ng said...

What amazing photos! Makes me want to get out and travel!!

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

Being a fellow California girl I love this post! Of course any Ooh La Frou Frou girl in Cali shops at Faire Frou Frou. :-D
Xoxo Alison

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little love notes from Sunny to:

Angelica Ng: Nothing creates magical memories quite like travel, I say! Ever since I was a child going on family vacations, travel thrills me! And sharing the experience with friends and loved ones makes it that much more fabulous! Thanks so much for your lovely comment, darling! xo

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou: YES, definitely! Faire Frou Frou ... glamorous luxury at its finest! Thank you, sweetness, for dropping by & I'm so happy that I did your California justice! xoxo

Love, Sunny xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Of course I have a soft-spot for Sunny being a California girl. I love your series--these are so fun. Each girl trust's her style--which I highly approve of!

xo Mary Jo

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Such a fun and sunny post from California...I must visit one day :-)

I hope your week is off to a fabulous start...cheers: Evi

shari @ little blue deer said...

You girls are so fabulous! I love your blog, so unique and such gorgeous illustration! So happy you stopped by Little Blue Deer, happy to be your newest follower! XX!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sunny you are too fabulous for words! A girl after my own heart. Next time I'm in California I'd love to meet up. Or if you're stopping by NYC for a bit of holiday fun, definitely ring me up! Kisses, sweetie! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

California luv notes from Sunny to:

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle: A stylish compliment from you, darling, is a compliment indeed. Thank you, thank you and when you're new line is introduced, we'd love to model one of your designs in a post ... just let us know what you would like us to wear, and we're on it!

Absolutely Ladylike: Yes, you must come to California! I can just imagine you here, Evi! You'd fit right in, darling! xoxo

Shari@Little Blue Deer: Thank you soooo very much for becoming our newest follower, darling! I'll let all the other girls and the artist know of your compliments, they'll all be so excited! Welcome to the Ooh La Frou Frou Glamorous Girlfriends! It's a party every Monday! xoxo

The Alternative Wife: Hi darling! I LOVE to meet the Glamorous Girlfriends! Tell you what ... next time your in CA, we'll head for the beach ... (if you take a picture of yourselves while you're here, I'll ask the artist to illustrate me in it so we can show everyone on your blog or ours how we Glam Girlfriends got together)! Too fun! xo

Forever Summer, girls! xo Sunny

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Fab post Sandy! I LOVE Glamorous Peep in her stilletto's. She SO sweet.
Loved all the images and my fav is of the Beverley Wiltshire :-)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To Vanessa from Sunny:

I KNOW, the Beverly Wilshire is to die for ... what more lovely place could there be for a girly get-together! We're glad you loved Glamorous Peep ;) She'll spread any news we need to Peep about on the blog!! Have a wonderful week, girlfriend! xoxo Sunny

Cupcake said...

I like the Cali Girl! Tres bien Sandy!!
cupcake
www.fashion-tarts.blogspot.com

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To Cupcake from Sunny:
Thank you darling Cupcake! Thanks for visiting & leaving a sweet comment, love. Have a wonderful week!
xoxo Sunny

Taj Acosta said...

Great post! I'm a cali girl too ;) I loove the pic by the pool so glam! xoxo

Talking with Tami said...

I love rodeo drive, very glam and the shopping wow!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Once again, thank you for stopping by to see what GirlWhimsy has been up to! Your visits are much appreciated, sweetie!
And, Oh my goodness - this post took me away! We're feeling the brisk & nippy breeze here in Pittsburgh at the moment, so this post was right on time, girlfriend! I wish I was right along side the glamorous Sunny shopping the fabulous boutiques on Rodeo Drive! Oooooh, what fun that would be! I just love to shop 'til I drop! Me and Sunny would be the best of friends! And, thank you for the chance to win this scrumptious giveaway, darling! I'm going to fill out the entry form right now. Muah!

http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes for the following Glamorous Girlfriends from Sunny:

Talking with Tami: Yes, it IS glam. The sidewalks are white marble!! Just love fabulous shopping! Thanks for stopping by my post, lovely! xo

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie: Oh, so GLAD this post took you away! That's exactly the way I wanted it to feel .. like a little mini-vacation for all of my Glam Girls! Thanks, sweetie, for dropping by & leaving a comment! xoxo (ps best of luck on the giveaway!)

Forever Summer, Glamorous Girls! xo Sunny

Café Bellini said...

What a fabulous post! I loved reading about California! Sounds magical, oh how I would loooove to live there for a while. I mean, I love being in Europe but beaches, Pretty Woman, palm trees, Hollywood.... it just sounds too good to be true!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note to Cafe Bellini from Sunny ~

Hi Glamorous Girlfriend! It IS magical! I don't know what could be better than sunshiny days and ocean waves! Thanks so much for dropping by to see me and for leaving your wonderful comment, so glad you enjoyed reading it. And the thought of bumping into a star whenever you leave home makes it even more fun! Have a wonderful end of the week! xoxo

Forever Summer Darling, Sunny

Lilly said...

Such a fabulous, glam post...LOVE IT! Makes me want to be there right now. Very dreamy!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you, darling Lilly, for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment on my post! We just love our Glamorous Girlfriends! Have a wonderful remainder of the week & weekend! xoxo Sunny

la mì said...

I like your post!
my name's martina and I come from Italy...if you want follow me!I wait you and your tips! kiss kiss ^^

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note to la mi from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Sunny:

Hi la mi! So nice to meet you -- all the way from Italy! I went to your blog and it's fabulous so we will follow & put you on our blog roll, darling! Thanks so much for leaving a comment & we hope to see you again soon! xo Sunny

Simply Seductive said...

What an incredible post. You so have me wanting to visit California. Love, love your enthusiasm and the illustration of your girls are so perfect...

{p.s. xoxo for all your lovely comments on my blog!}

Wishing you all the very best, Sunny.

Linda, xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Glamorous Girlfriend Linda of Simply Seductive, thank you SO much darling, for your comment and sweet words! I'm over the moon that you liked my thoughts on California! You'd fit right in when the girls come to visit me! We all LOVE your blog too, so it's a mutual admiration society! xoxo

Forever Summer, Sunny!

Kristin said...

I heart your black booties and perfect flippy pony Sunny!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note for Kristin from Sunny:

Why thank you, Kristin darling! I do like the booties myself and I feel the pony tail is just so ME ... it's warm here in CA, you know, so it works for me! Thanks so much for dropping by, sweetie, and leaving me a note! Have a wonderful end of the week! xoxo

Forever Summer! Sunny

notjustanothermilla said...

Suddenly, I want to go to the West Coast. Fabulous!!

Kellie Collis said...

I like summer too! And California Girls by Katy is just the perfect song for you! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Hope Ava said...

Too much fun! Thanks so much for the wonderful virtual tour of your glamourous playground! Your work is wonderful and you clearly have a great passion for it!

xoxo
Hope Ava

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Such a lovely post! And Frette makes my favorite pajamas. Thanks for the entry form! :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes for the following Glamorous Girlfriends from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Sunny:

notjustanothermilla: Darling, you simply must call me when you arrive! We would have tooooo much fun ... the french girl and the California girl! xo

Kellie Collis: Yes, I simply couldn't believe it when I heard "California Gurls" or the first time! You simply cannot stop dancing! xo

Hope Ava: HI sweets! ... you were the very FIRST follower of our blog and that deserves special recognition! Thanks so much for your comment ... we (the artist and I) so appreciate it! SO glad you're feeling better!! All of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls & the artist will be reading your blog!! xo

The Simply Luxurious Life: Shannon, thanks so much for dropping by and leaving me, Sunny, a little note - I know your extremely busy right now. Frette makes your favorite pajamas? I bet they feel wonderful and soft, and you're so very welcome for the entry form!
Wouldn't it be marvelous if one of the Glamorous Girlfriends won???

Karena said...

Sandy I adore Sunny!! So much girl fun

You might mention it is the last week for...

My Fabulous giveaway from Empress of the Eye!
xoxo
Karena

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