Dancing with the Stars

So sorry for the delay... I was too exhausted to write about the conclusion of my LA trip before I was back on a plane on my way to New York for Thanksgiving. I'm sure you are all sitting on the edge of your chairs eagerly awaiting the follow-up to Day 1, so here goes: ;)

My mom and I woke up bright and early, ready to see some more sights. Beverly Hills really is just so beautiful, I could definitely get used to living life in the 90210! ;)
First stop of the day, Beverly Hills Hotel:
We peeked inside this hotel as well. I loved it! It would definitely be my hotel of choice if I were a celebrity looking to shack up for an evening! :)

Next, we got back in the car and drove all the way to the ocean! We traveled down Santa Monica Blvd (humming our favorite Sheryl Crow tune along the way) all the way to Santa Monica beach!
We even took off our shoes and walked in the sand all the way down to the water. I collect sand from every beach I go to (and plan to put them in cute little glass bottles one day, but right now they are stored in lovely water bottles ;) so I of course had to get some from the SM beach!
After, Santa Monica we did a bit more wandering around Beverly Hills and I finally came across this:
Beverly Hills High School!
Ok, so we didn't just come across it...I am a 90210 fanatic, so of course I was stalking it (that is if you can even stalk a building... ;), even if it is not the actual school seen on the show!

After another full day of sight-seeing we headed back to the hotel to get ready for Dancing with the Stars! No pictures of us all dolled up for the show because we were not allowed to bring cameras or cell phones with us. Though the ABC girl did take pictures for us and is supposed to be emailing them soon...

Apparently the Dancing with the Stars contest was held nationwide and they selected one winner (along with one guest) from every major city. So there were probably about 30 people in our group. After some pictures in the foyer of our hotel, we boarded the bus and headed to the studio! It was soo exciting to see the actual studio where Dancing with the Stars is filmed. When we walked in everyone had designated seats with their names posted on their chairs, so we had a chance to scope out where the famous people would be sitting! Little by little the celebs started trickling in as it got close to show time! Here are the famous peeps we got to see: Donnie & Marie Osmond, Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly & Jack Osbourne, Mya, Denise Richards, Steve O, Steve Job, Dionne Warwick, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Mary Hart (of Entertainment Tonight) and all of the DWTS Dancers!!

AND we got to see WHITNEY HOUSTON perform LIVE!!!! Although she was said to be performing on Tuesday nights show, she actually taped her performance on Monday evening and we got to watch her from the second row! She did have a few DIVA moments, however... First it took her a good 30-45 minutes to get ready for her first song that she performed ("I Wanna Dance With Somebody"-my fav song to belt out during karaoke ;) and truthfully she didn't sound all that great, she totally butchered the song and avoided all the high notes. After that it took her another 30 some odd minutes to get ready for her second song performance....the name of the song escapes me at the moment, but it is her new one. Well she performed it and at the end DWTS blew out a truckload of confetti (fake dollar bills) all over the stage. Well right after she took her bow, she said she wasn't feeling it and wanted to do it over again. Sooo we had to wait about another 30 minutes for the crew to sweep up the confetti and put it back in the bags so that they could re-do the whole thing. At this point all the celebs left, because they had had enough diva for one evening. We stayed through the entirety of it all though...and even though the crack has severly affected Whitney's vocals, it was still awesome to see such a legend perform only inches away from us!
Afterwards, we piled back on the bus and headed out of the studio...however, not before we saw Ozzy and Sharon Ozbourne in the parking lot by the trailers waving goodbye at us! They are too cute, I just love them! Anyway, so that is the gist of our trip! Definitely a good time! :) Hope you enjoyed my little re-cap! :) I promise to be a better blogger....last week was just crazy! Missed you guys!


  1. The high school looks so much bigger in your picture than I remember from the show! It looks like some sort of resort!

  2. Sounds like fun! I can't believe you saw Whitney...awesome...even with the crack!

    Are you back from NYC yet? Hope you had fun there too :)

  3. The high school does look like some sort of resort! I could totally imagine Whitney doing what you said with the Diva moments. You've been so lucky with your awesome trips lately! Ahh, the jealous...I was in small town MS and you were living it up in the big city.

  4. What an awesome trip! I can't believe you got to see Whitney... unfair! I know she isn't what she used to be, but still... it's Whitney! I'm glad you had a great time. :)

  5. that is so cool you got to see whitney houston perform, how awesome!
    glad you had such a great trip hun! :)