Two fabulous ladies flew in from Toronto for a whirlwind tour of Los Angeles and a quick road trip to Santa Barbara. Our L.A. escapades included sunset drinks at Shutters on the Beach, window shopping and impromptu "botox without the botox" on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, a Paramount Pictures studio tour, lunch at the iconic Chateau Marmont, dinner and star sightings (Bradley Cooper and Cindy Crawford to be precise - although not together) at Nobu Malibu and more than one visit to Cafe Gratitude. On Saturday morning, we drove to Santa Barbara where we indulged in wine tastings at Sunstone Vineyards & Winery in Santa Ynez and lunch in Los Olivos before checking into our very posh digs at the five-star, Belmond El Encanto. We capped off the evening with an incredible dinner at The Lark in the Funk Zone. After a leisurely breakfast and some time by the pool, we explored State Street before heading back to L.A., where my friends checked into the Viceroy Santa Monica for one last night.