I decided that I want to be Lisa Vanderpump when I grow up. We both love pink, have little dogs, own restaurants,  have ridiculously romantic husbands, oh and I'll totally have a house just like her one day ;).  At the very least we should be besties.

 For Valentine's Day my ridiculously romantic husband surprised me with a trip to Sur.  For those of you who aren't reality TV obssesed- SUR is owned by Lisa Vanderpump (Beverly Hills Housewife). We enjoyed an expensive candle light dinner then headed over to the lounge. It was super fun to see since we (yes hubby included) watch the show and see it on TV every week.  For those of you who watch, Stassi and Kristen were waiting tables. Her son was working his tail off as well. (LOVE that he isn't afraid of hard work).

The decor was very sophisticated and romantic.  Lots of chandeliers, candles, fresh flowers, white, with a bit of a south asian vibe.  The lighting really made it. Too be honest after using the restroom I felt a little bit like had the lights been on it would not have been nearly as nice.  Am I the only one who always has to check out the restroom of every fabulous restaurant I visit?

Long story short- I had a great experience, but next time I'll skip dinner and just head to the lounge.  Hubby and I don't typically drop $200 on diner, and while the food was good, it wasn't the greatest. The lounge is ultra trendy, has great people watching if you're reality obsessed, and the cocktails are great. I feel like you can still get the whole SUR experience without forking over a ton of money. Def a good idea for a girls night out.

Have any of you guys been to Sur or Villa Blanca?  What was your experience like?


  1. Ahh I'm so glad you did this recap I was wondering what it would be like! I guess Stassi got to keep her job lol. Who was working the lounge!?
    I have never been to either but will definitely pop in during my next stay on the west coast xo

  2. DOn't watch reality TV so thanks for the background info. Sounds like a fun place. you own a restaurant too?

  3. Never been. Of the two, I think I'd want to check out Villa Blanca first maybe? Something about Lisa with her glass of rose in that white dining room... I think I could pull that off. :)

  4. I'm glad you shared this with us! I think I would definitely be interested in going to the lounge but I would hate to spend a ton of money on marginal food! What a sweet husband of yours to plan that :)!

  5. How awesome is that car in the last pic?!

  6. OMG!! I'm jealous!! It looks beautiful! I also want to be Lisa Vanderpump when I grow up, shes my favorite!

  7. I've always been SOOO curious about the food @ Sur...so it was nice hearing your honest feedback! I too would have a tough time dropping that much $$. I do love me some RHOBH though!! <- my fiance HATES that I obsessively watch it. haha.

  8. Ahhhh this makes me so happy!!!!! So cool stassi and kristen were there :-)

  9. Well, pink is obviously your color! Happy you had such a fabulous time!


  10. What a sweet Hubby you have-- thats the perfect Vday idea!! I would have loved every second of it! [well, until the check came] but glad to hear your feedback! And no, you aren't the only person who checks out the bathroom!

  11. First of all - !!!!!!
    That's how I felt when reading this. I have a total guilty obsession with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I love the Vanderpumps. Looks like it's a really cool restaurant, you have a very nice hubby!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  12. I love Lisa! She is fabulous and just the right touch of crazy that she still seems human among the other crazy ladies on RH of BV! SUR looks so sexy and I've always wanted to try it out- I will remember to hit just the lounge when I go.

Holly Foxen Wells



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