Californiaaaaaa

'0-Dark-Thirty Drive To The Airport

Last Sunday we hopped on a plane and four hours later arrived in sunny Los Angeles. Well actually it was kind of gloomy Los Angeles because they are experiencing a phenomenon called "June Gloom"...it seems that every morning is pretty overcast & gloomy and then around noon-ish the sun comes out and all is right in the world again.

We were super excited to be out on the West coast for a couple of meetings and for 2 shows. Obviously the first thing we did was go to the Coffee Bean...

After that we headed to visit Kate's college friend and had some lunch. Traveling for work is such a bonus when you have friends that live far away from you...it was a nice time to catch up & watch her 3 kiddos run around. Later that afternoon we got to spend some time with our courageous friend Will Gray who is battling cancer. It was wonderful just to sit with him, hear him laugh and catch up. He was getting ready to go to a treatment facility in Arizona (which if you are interested in donating to help him financially with his treatment you can find more info & donate here) so we were happy to have some time with him before they left.

Tuesday we had a great time playing at The Parlor in West Hollywood. We had a bunch of friends and fans come out to see us and it was A BLAST. They even had a photo booth...best place ever. We had a slight delay in our set because we were waiting for the hockey game to wrap up...go KINGS or something like that :) (.....AHEM....go Bruins)

We loved this shot! Thanks for letting us borrow your pic!

This is Tom Jordan, he played a set after us & killed it!

Wednesday we had a great meeting in the morning and then headed over to the StageIt headquarters...okay with one small stop at SPRINKLES cupcakes (thanks for the gift card Victor!)...we bought so many cupcakes they gave us two free ones to sample from their sugar free line.

OMG. So good....and they had the nicest people working there. We loved visiting the StageIt head quarters...their staff is amazing and we loved being able to play a show right from their offices overlooking LA. Fun fun.

Thanks Joanna for letting us use your pic...she was watching via StageIt.com :)

We then celebrated the day with flaming margaritas at El Compadre...olé :) We ended the day with delicious food  & drinks with friends. Lots of laughter. Here are some more random pics from our trip:

Elevator shots posse.

Random snake man on the street.

Random new best friends Dakota & Kelsey serving up smiles & drinks at The Coffee Bean

Best burger at In-n-out

Chello?

Coffee Bean crazy.

It's a Nico & Robert/Jill & Kate sandwich :)

Double veto in LA with The Fray.

Kate & Nico smizing.

Favorite flower bushes...they are everywhere in LA & remind Kate of her grandma.

Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna. Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna people. SO GOOD, there are no more words.