Fave website Real Estalker just posted news that Lauren Conrad’s parents put their Laguna Beach dream house up for sale for a cool $17.5 million! You may remember that James Conrad built this house during the first season of Laguna Beach: The Real O.C. and LC and Ste-ven traipsed through the house during construction in the pilot episode. L.C. threw a few pool parties/BBQ’s there during subsequent seasons of the show and it was at one of those pools parties that her romance with Jason Wahler blossomed. I have no idea why the Conrad’s would sell this home – it is absolutely amazing!
You can read the entire Real Estalker article here.
Stalk It: The Conrad’s home is located at 29 Vista Del Sol in Laguna Beach. You won’t get past the guardshack located at 32350 Pacific Coast Highway, though, so you’ll just have to settle for views of the house from the road.
Ever since Laguna Beach: The Real O.C. first came on the air, I have been a HUGE fan of Kristin Cavallari. So LOVE her!!! And tonight I actually got to meet her!!! I am still pinching myself! My boyfriend and I headed to Hollywood today because I was completely intent on going to celeb hot spot the Tropicana Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Pool for a drink. This is the very same bar and pool where all the stars go to get their drink on and their swim on. The episode of The Hills, when Brodi tells Lauren that Spencer “broke up” with him, was filmed at the pool, along with countless other productions.
Due to the rain the Tropicana Bar was pretty much empty, except for a group of three girls sitting in a corner. We ended up sitting fairly close to them and I almost fell out of my lounge chair when I realized one of them was Kristin Cavallari. She got up to leave right as we were ordering our drinks and I knew I just had to say something to her. I mean I own a “Team Kristin” shirt for God’s sake! I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by! So I went up to her and (dork that I am) blurted out “I love you!” LOL! Kristin could not have been sweeter! She shook my hand and told me that she “really appreciates” that I took the time to come up to her and “it means a lot” that I am such a fan. She was completely genuine and nice and I am an even bigger fan now than I was before! Sadly I did not get a picture as my boyfriend, who was absolutely convinced it wasn’t really her, stayed behind with the camera while I went to talk to her.
Stalk It: The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is located at 7000 Hollywood Blvd., at the corner of Hollywood and N. Orange Drive. The Tropicana Bar and hotel pool is located directly off the lobby. Even after it started pouring rain, and we had to move to the covered part of the bar, it was still a really nice place to sit and have a drink. But, while the Tropicana Bar has some great food, if you are hungry, I would actually recommend going to the restaurant Twenty-Five Degrees, also located in the hotel, for a bite to eat instead. They make amazing burgers and hot-dogs and don’t even get me started on the fries! While the restaurant is pricey, it is well worth it! And if you happen to see a celeb while you are out and about in Hollywood, go up and tell them what a fan you are! You only live once, and I have found that, way more often than not, they sincerely appreciate meeting their fans.
Since I’ve blogged about LC’s homes past and present for the last few days , I thought I’d come full circle and write about where it all began – LC’s home in Laguna Beach, California. One day last year, back when I was on Team Kristin, I dragged my boyfriend to Laguna Beach to stalk all of the Laguna Beach: The Real O.C. filming locations. LC’s house was pretty easy to find actually. We just stopped into one of the local motels in Laguna and I asked the front desk clerk, who was about 19, where some of the Laguna Beach filming spots were located. Turns out he went to Laguna Beach High with LC and the gang and he pointed me in the direction of a few of the locations, the best one being Lauren’s house.
He told me to just drive south on Coast Highway a few miles and that I couldn’t miss Lauren’s house up on the hill overlooking the Pacific. Sure enough, there it was! Lauren’s house is absolutely beautiful in person and incredibly huge. I can’t even imagine living there!! Unfortunately LC’s house is located on a private road in a gated community, so you can’t drive by it.
LC’s guard shack – the only thing that can stop a stalker.
Another location I was also pretty intent on finding was Golden Spoon, the frozen yogurt spot where Kristin and a friend met for dessert and she talked about the pasta she made Steven for dinner the night before and how it “smelled like feet.” I recognized this spot right away when we drove down Broadway to Downtown Laguna.
Pasta Pomodoro, the site of every single date that ever took place on Laguna Beach is located just a few blocks away on Forest Aveune. It must be the only restaurant in Laguna that allows cameras. 🙂
Until next time, Happy Stalking!
Stalk It: LC’s guardshack is located at 32350 Coast Highway, at the corner of Vista Del Sol, a couple miles south of Downtown Laguna. I would recommend parking across the street and a little bit north from the guard shack for the best views of the house. The actual house is located at 29 Vista Del Sol. The Golden Spoon and Pomodoro are both located in Downtown Laguna, at 272 Broadway St. and 234 Forest Avenue, respectively.