Bingeing Without The Calories…

I have unquenchable curiosity…it keeps me busy.

I was recently made aware of a brand new hotel in Santa Monica and I knew I had to check it out.

After a lovely dry cappuccino and avocado toast at the newly opened Bluestone Lane on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, I moseyed over to the divine new Proper Hotel for a private tour.

It is my kind of aesthetic…minimal yet strikingly dramatic.

Interior designer, Kelly Weastler has decorated every inch of The Proper.

The California sensibility features the only rooftop saltwater pool deck in Santa Monica.

Onda, opening in August, is a culinary collaboration between the chefs from Sqirl and Mexico City’s, Contramar.

If you are visiting or just want a romantic getaway, check out The Proper.

Anyway, after a busy morning my husband picked me up in Santa Monica.

We grabbed lunch and headed home to clean up with every intention of  venturing out again.

We got waylaid by a divine afternoon curled up on the couch binge watching, Red Oaks, the ’80s coming-of-age Amazon Studios series featuring a stellar cast, including Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind and Paul Reiser along with a plethora of talented young actors.

Who knew that Red Oaks originally debuted in 2014.

It was executive produced by Steven Soderbergh with numerous episodes directed by Amy Heckerling (Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Clueless, Look Who’s Talking, National Lampoon’s European Vacation).

We had a dinner reservation so we reluctantly took a break and dashed off to experience a new restaurant in Palms.

Home again, we finished up three seasons and were astounded to see that it was 2am.

Unbelievable, but we were starving and ordered a pizza…it is a total miracle that any place is open by the beach after 10pm.

No matter how curious and driven I may be, it was a real hoot to hang out at home and binge watch a surprisingly smart and entertaining series, share time with my honey and then after bingeing on TV, reliving my college days with a pizza and a brewsky, carousing until the wee hours of the morning.

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