Living in L.A. isn’t nearly as “glamorous” as it sounds.
Usually, it just means that we get to pay ridiculously high rent to live in a crowded, polluted city. However, there are a few moments when it is pretty exciting.
Like this weekend. If you follow me on Facebook, you probably already saw that we attended the Emmy Awards on Sunday!
(Thanks to Austin’s work on Hatfields & McCoys <–which was nominated for 16 awards! Woo-hoo!)
1. This being our first time at the Emmys, I assumed that the celebrities would be in some sort of “VIP section” away from the rest of us.
You can imagine my surprise when we were suddenly rubbing elbows with the casts of Breaking Bad and Mad Men as soon as we entered the theater. (Literally, rubbing elbows– it’s crowded!)
2. Of all the celebrities in attendance, I think I was the most star-struck by the British actors.
While walking into the Governors Ball, we were surrounded by the cast of Downton Abbey, which is perhaps one of my favorite shows EVER. We walked directly behind the actor who plays John Bates <– you can see the back of his head in the photo above! (He’s on the left.)
I could happily listen to their accents all night.
3. Austin’s most exciting celebrity encounter?
In addition to being insanely talented, he’s also incredibly nice.
4. Austin was joking that I should have worn my FitBit to the festivities.
I can only imagine how many steps I took after 12+ hours! (In heels, no less!)
5. The food served at the Governors Ball was as impressive as the scenery.
While I was too excited to sit for long, I did enjoy a few bites of everything– including an Avocado & Smoked Salmon “sphere” and Roast Tenderloin with Parsnip-Creamed Spinach. (<– I’ll be trying to recreate this later!) At events like this, any sort of food-combining rules fly out the window for me… I want to try everything!
We didn’t wait around for dessert– so much to see, so little time!– but we did enjoy a couple signature “Emmy” cocktails later, which more than satisfied my sweet tooth.
Overall, it was a surreal experience. So excited for everyone who won, too!
(Hatfields & McCoys ended up with 5 wins, including Kevin Costner for lead actor in a TV movie/mini-series! Yay!)