Malibu actually encompasses a 27-mile stretch of highway, and as we rolled into town, we explored the area a bit. We ventured up a huge hill dotted with swanky mansions and happened upon an open house. Mike and I had stopped at an open house in Santa Barbara, too; a 2-bedroom piece-o'-crap property near the water with an asking price of $1.6 million. Unbelievable.
So since we were already in the open house mood, we decided we'd check out this place, too.
|Oh, yeah, we could totally be comfortable here|
"Maybe they'll have free food," I said, recalling the scene from I Love You, Man where Paul Rudd met Jason Segel.
The house was brand new construction and sure enough, the developer (I think his name was Eric) offered us chicken burritos the minute we walked in. He was a super nice guy and we got a private tour since we were the only ones there.
Check out the view, and how the living room opens to the outdoors.
Outside and over to the right, there's another outdoor living area. Oh, the parties we could have!
|But ours at home is awesome, too!|
Mike is so good at small talk--as if we were serious buyers. "Yeah, we live in Vegas... I have a software development company... We were just looking at a property in Santa Barbara..." he said.
Honey, I'm thinking, we pulled up in a freakin' Scion.
It was great fun looking around. Soon Eric's friend Jeff came by and we listened to some B Tribe music from the outdoor sound system. We asked about places to stay while in Malibu, and Jeff suggested the Malibu Beach Inn, owned by music mogul David Geffen.
FANTASTIC referral! I can't recommend this place strongly enough. Located just south of the pier, it is fabulous! Every room is right on the ocean.
|Rooms have a fireplace and are tastefully decorated|
|View from the balcony|
If you're looking for a nice place to relax, this is it.
... or maybe you want to frolic on the beach in your sexy granny-skirt bathing suit. (I'm no Kim Kardashian, but she might want to consider one of these.)
|Queerest person in Southern California|
|My beloved groom pretending he doesn't know me|
Oh, we had so much fun! GREAT job on the honeymoon, Mike!
Thank you all again for your kind words of happiness for our marriage. We are very, very lucky!