SUR, West Hollywood
Thanks to my pop culture-loving sister, I was recently introduced to the most brilliant television shows of our times - the Real Housewives franchise. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but they're certainly very entertaining! And yes, I realize I'm a late adopter. My favorites are Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of New York City. I am particularly enamored by Lisa Vanderpump of Beverly Hills. So naturally, when I planned my vacation to LA, I immediately factored in SUR - one of Mrs. Vanderpump's many accomplishments.
SUR (acronym for Sexy Unique Restaurant) is a lounge/restaurant located in West Hollywood. As promised by its name, SUR oozes sexiness from the minute you walk in. There is so much sensual energy and flirtatious vibes throughout the venue. The decor is kitsch and fabulous! Love the details.
Surprisingly, the wait to get a drink at the bar wasn't very long considering how packed the place was. Perhaps those cute bartenders from the show are actually really good at their jobs! PS. I saw Tom from Vanderpump Rules. He's definitely way cuter in real life!
I knew there was a slight possibility I would see Lisa from afar because of how many times SUR is featured on both shows but never did I ever imagine that I would not only meet her but get a picture with her! Seated beside Ken, Mohammed, and Mohammed's beautiful fiance, she was legitimately glowing, dripping in diamonds in the dimmed dining room. My girlfriend and I took a leap of faith and approached her table to say hello expecting to get either kicked out or shooed away. Instead, Lisa graciously exchanged pleasantries after I introduced myself and expressed my admiration for her and her success.
I usually don't get star struck but I couldn't help but be when I met her. Lisa Vanderpump is simply a stunning, sophisticated, intelligent Brit who has some serious business smarts. Meeting her made my night!
Anyhoo, considering how popular Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules, and Lisa Vanderpump are, SUR was pretty easy to get into! I was expecting to have to wait in a long line or not be able to get in at all. Another note, SUR is way smaller than it looks on the show. But I guess that's how everything is in Hollywood - way tinier than depicted on screen including the people! The only downside I can come up with is that there was a weird mix of people that night. Perhaps it was just unique to that evening. Beyond that, SUR is pretty awesome. If I ever go back, it will be to eat there as I have heard the food is fantastic! xx..
PS. Ken is so frikken adorable.
PSS. Jax was not working that night.
Theme Song: G.U.Y by Lady Gaga featuring the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills