I live the life of a celebrity

What an amazing prize! All for the price of a stamp!

In mid-April my husband and I travelled on Virgin Atlantic flights to LA (the nice girl in check-in upgraded us to extra leg-room seats when she heard it was a competition win). We were picked up by a chauffer-driven limousine and taken to our hotel; The Regent Beverly Wilshire, aka the Pretty Woman hotel!
Sheer luxury doesn't describe it; it was a different world of exclusive shopping, lunching at 'to be seen' restaurants and pampered service.

Motorola had also included £1,000 spending money as part of the prize, which Rodeo Drive soon sucked up. No matter, the fun was in spending it.

The concierge also arranged for us to drive the 'most basic' model of hire car during our stay - a fully equipped black Mercedes. It was superb pulling up to The Ivy restaurant (for a meal also included in the prize) and have the Mercedes valet parked whilst we sat down on a table next to Danny de Vito and his wife (Carla from Cheers).

Other celeb-spotting included meeting my '80's hero Don 'Miami Vice' Johnson - who arrived at our hotel when we were in the lobby, as well as driving down the coast to se Newport Beach, home of the TV hit The OC

This was our first visit to America; a truly memorable holiday we'll never forget.

After living the dream, it is now back to reality. But you can be sure I will be keeping Winner's Friend a permanent fixture in our house!

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