Another successful clothing swap last night! While waiting for my friend Andrea to pick me up I sipped on a Dr. Zevia.
The Yelp-sponsored event took place at the W Hotel in Westwood
We were instructed to put our old clothes in the designated area, then assigned group numbers for when it would be time to swap.
Andrea, Christy, and I hung out in a cabana while we waited
Validation for the event was $14!!! We were told it would be half that price if we ordered food from Nine Thirty – I was hungry for dinner so I got the Caramelized Brussels sprouts
A small bowl for $11 but what do you expect at a fancy hotel? It was quite delicious, though – crispy and hot with red pepper-parsley salad and toasted almonds. The waiter informed me they got high marks on Zagat, and I found this old article in the LA Weekly with the recipe, proclaiming them the Best Brussels Sprouts in 2009 (apparently their price got inflated since then).
Once the group numbers were announced, it was ON! Ladies went crazy – flinging clothes left and right, pushing one another out of the way…
…I didn’t even bother trying things on; just grabbed what I thought might look good and called it a night!
Back home I had a fancy schmancy dessert…
HEAVEN!!! This would’ve cost $15 if I got it at Nine Thirty, I’m sure…
I still have to sort through what I took home with me – and see if it fits! This event was fun, but I much prefer the swaps I do with friends…much more civilized!