On the road again
Snagged a few samples of the Clarins Double Serum and piled it on with moisturizer pre-flight. I quite like the serum! Pat, don’t rub.
Weddings are a precious time especially when you’re allowed to stand on the sidelines.
Waiting for brunch at Griddle Cafe.
Finally met my girlfriend’s toddler. I love pudgy little hands and babies in checks.
Tons of quality time with one of my longest friendships!
Tres leches cake from Porto’s.
Fried boquerones drizzled with honey and saffron at Bäco Mercat.
Root beer + chocolate soda at Bäco Mercat.
Finally tried Jeni’s brambleberry crisp ice cream!
Monday Sundae at Big Gay Ice Cream
Back home and back to the routine!
Over the long weekend, I:
~ drove a Mustang (I asked for a Corolla… thanks, Hertz) ~
~ had country fried steak at Cracker Barrel ~
~ trafficked halal down to NJ ~
~ ate at Red Lobster and finally tried their cheddar biscuits (not pictured) ~
~ drank a peach milkshake from Chick-fil-a, after Cracker Barrel ~
~ tasted some new flavors from Butter Lane (grapefruit-ginger frosting? lime frosting?) ~
~ hung out with my friend’s baby… ~
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More LA… Urth Caffe, Umami Burger, Lark Cake Shop, and a wedding.
Urth Caffe – I met M at her new (to me) home on a sunny Saturday morning. I rarely get up before noon on a Saturday but had to in order to “fit” everyone into my schedule. After admiring the many designer chairs, we walked over to the Melrose location of this popular cafe. The sun was shining a bit too brightly for this pale-faced Asian, so I hid in the shade. Their tea lattes looked very popular, so I started with a green tea latte.
I got the “eggs verde” egg dish, which consisted of poached eggs over arugula, roasted corn, baby tomatoes, and asparagus. The salad was so fresh and delicious!
The line to order snaked around the cake/pie case. Their cake/pies are massive (think Cheesecake Factory grandness). You think I could pass it up? We shared a slice of the coconut custard pie. Delish.
Umami Burger – It was my last few hours of freedom. J and I grabbed lunch at the popular Umami Burger in Los Feliz. We started out with ginger beer and root beer.
The interior had an industrial, Japanese schoolhouse vibe.
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