Well it’s been a hectic few months, it’ all been a bit of a whirlwind. Opening the new studio in Eastbourne has taken up so much time.
Last Summer the Butterfly team flew to Los Angeles to meet two of our heroes. The contour queen herself Kim Kardashian West and her world famous makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic to attend the makeup master class. There was six of us in total who went and needless to say we had the time of our lives.
When we arrived at our beautiful hotel The London West Hollywood, we had been awake for nearly 24hours. Even so we all still managed to pop up to the roof top pool and bar to have a drink. When we arrived there was a bikini fashion show being held.
Day one we was up bright and early as we had 10am appointments at Anastasia Beverly hills. Anastasia is responsible for the beautiful brows of the rich and famous. Her client list extends to everyone from J-Lo, Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Jada Pinkett Smith just to name a few and needless to say all the Kardashian girls…………….The shop was in the middle of a refurb but the wall was covered in her celebrity clients. We were treated very well indeed and the girls where absolutely lovely. It’s been months now since we had our eyebrows shaped and people still comment on the shape of our brows.
If like us you are an avid watcher of The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills can you imagine how excited we were when we realised the Kyles shop was just a few doors down! I can say that the shop was amazing and very reasonably priced. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see Kyle but we still love her anyway. I’m sure if she knew we were coming she would have been there without a dout……………
We had hired a local drive for the weekend who meet us outside Kyles shop. Right onto time there he was 11am sharp. He took us to the fabulous Venice beach where anything goes, wish we could have had longer there. Santa Monica Boulevard, the Hollywood Hills. We drove around all the amazing Beverley hills mansions from Jennifer Aniston house to Michael Jackson’s. We did stop off for a cheeky photo outside the Play boy mansion. I loved seeing the Father of the Bride House as I love that film.
Whilst driving down Rodeo Drive with the pretty woman music blasting out one of the highlights was stopping off for a little lunch and a few cocktails at the original Beverley hill’s housewife Lisa Vander-pump’s restaurant Villa Blanca and a cheeky stop at Dash, the Kardashians clothes shop.
It was a full on nonstop hectic day but after a quick shower and change. We was all back out for dinner again at Lisa Vanderpump’s second restaurant Pump situated in the heart of West Hollywood. The restaurant décor was beautiful as were the staff. Can you believe how excited we were when we bumped into Lisa herself ! She was with her husband Ken, her son Max and of course the one and only Gigster. We spoke with Lisa for ages she was so easy to talk to. Every inch the English Rose, charming, elegant and to top it off she looked like a wax work. Her skin was flawless, she a picture of perfection. We did manage to get a quick photo with Ken before he scarpered. Lisa said he doesn’t like all the fuss and he was just about to leave for London in the next hour. Perfect ending to the perfect day.
We then went on to the famous Abbey – no more can be said about this…………………but if your ever in West Hollywood it is a must go !
From start to finish the whole experience was amazing. Not one hiccup we met some amazing people from all over the world. The California sun was hot and the cocktails cold and plenty of them !
We all said we would do it all again in a heartbeat………………..Love the Butterfly team xxx
Now we would like to share all the hints, tips and techniques that Mario taught us. You can read the full blog via our website.
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