It was c-c-cold tonight in Hollywood!
I was scared to remove my shawl and brave the red carpet…
…but I did it!
Had to show off the Stella & Jamie dress I borrowed, after all! But I immediately bundled up once I was done being photographed.
The theater was packed!
Since we already saw the movie in San Diego, we skipped the screening. After our director Quentin introduced the cast and the film, Abe and I slipped out the back and over to dinner.
Walking down Hollywood Blvd. in heels made me feel a little like Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.” She doesn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame, but one of my favorite actresses, Cate Blanchett, does:
Yup, that shawl fringe is definitely hooker-ish.
We went to Lucky Devils for dinner, which was only about 3 blocks away from the theater but felt like an eternity walking in heels in the cold.
Abe ordered a beer that looked so good…
…even I had a sip!
The menu had a lot of terrific options, including grass fed beef and free range turkey, but I decided to be like Abe and ordered the veggie burger, since they sounded so good: “Sauteed portobellos, shredded beets, almonds & walnuts, plus 21 other ingredients, white cheddar, fresh avocado, caramelized onions, house 1,000 island, wild arugula, and toasted brioche bun.”
Abe got his with sweet potato fries:
I ordered mine without the cheddar – I felt like there was enough going on in that burger that it didn’t need it.
And I was right – there were so many textures and flavors going on! I wonder what those “21 other ingredients” are. It was delicious, but extremely messy and fell apart with every bite. I had my shawl on the entire time so I wouldn’t spill anything on the dress! I shared about 1/3 of Abe’s sweet potato fries and pasilla garlic aioli.
Back to the theater for the after party – schmoozed, signed autographs, and took photos with fans.
I’m just not used to all that walking and standing in heels! My feet were going to fall off so we headed home. It’s already 1:30 am – which is really 2:30 am because of daylight savings. Who is this wild woman?! Between the late bedtime, the beer, the heels, and braving the cold – it’s definitely been an out-of-ordinary night.