The next day, we enjoyed attending a Teen Choice Awards Gift Lounge. I taught lots of celebrities how to make earrings. You can read more about the event on the SoftFlexGirl blog.
It is a Soft Flex tradition to go to the original Saddle Ranch on Sunset Boulevard when we are in Los Angeles. I hadn't been in years, so it was a treat to spend time with a few of my favorite people at a restaurant where we have had so many great meals. My husband loves cotton candy, so he was quite happy when they brought a tower of it to enjoy!
We got to see some excellent views of both Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills. The view was especially lovely at dusk and dawn.
And of course, no trip to California is complete without some beach time. We drove up the coast to Santa Claus Beach. It is our favorite beach and is located near Joshua's great uncle. So we were able to stop in and have lunch and then spend a few relaxing hours in the sand before heading home.