As we are now part of the working world, Brooke and I live for the weekends. Seriously though, who would have thought sitting in front of a computer for 40ish hours a week (unless we have a scheduled office happy hour which we have a lot of) would exhaust me as it does?
We decided to meet two of our friends who are in law school at the Viceroy in Santa Monica. What a swanky, chic, modern hotel. I actually think it looks like a Motel 6 from the outside. If it is, props to the owners for hiring some creative designers to totally transform it. We met up in the Cameo Bar and ordered some cocktails and some appetizers (small portions, but very good). As the waitress came to clear the oysters, Brooke slightly tipped the tray which caused the melted ice to fall on her. Woah, you would have thought they spilled coffee on her with the series of events that occurred after this. The manager came over and offered her a business card so they could comp her dry cleaning. After we turned down his incredibly sincere gesture, we were graced with a platter of just about every dessert that was on the menu. We would have preferred if they just comp some of our drinks. The creme brulee was perhaps the best creme brulee any of us have ever tasted. Truffles with bacon ? Yes, surprisingly tasty.
If you are ever in Santa Monica, we would definitely recommend hitting up the Viceroy. Overall, great service and atmosphere. Valet is a little pricey, but they take credit cards and are extremely speedy. Also, make sure to check out the pool and bathrooms. Next time, we are going to finagle our way into one of the outside pool cabanas.
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