Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pit Stop

After work yesterday, I met up with my mom at New Frontiers, our local organic grocery store. They literally offer everything there - even a coffee/smoothie bar and gelato! Naturally, we had to stop on over there to get some little treats. I got one of their strawberry smoothies, it was so good!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


My best friend Lana and I got up early Saturday to head on over to Toast Bakery and Cafe. I will admit that I had heard of this place probably off of The Hills or some other reality show that takes place in Los Angeles. After eating a delicious breakfast of bread pudding stuffed french toast with carmelized bananas along with mochas that came with mini chocolate chip cookies, we headed on down to the Santa Monica Pier. We could not have asked for better weather. It was warm and sunny, not crowded and Riley had a blast on the ferris wheel and merry go round. Lana and I had to do the classic jump picture with the Pier in the background.

After the Pier we went to the Getty Museum, with it's beautiful views of the city, and it's incredible collection of artwork, it was the perfect ending to a beautiful Saturday afternoon. We drove up the Pacific Coast Highway home and enjoyed the last of the most perfect day in LA!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Rodeo Drive

I have only ever driven through Rodeo Drive, never had time to stop and actually get to walk around. When I got down to LA Friday evening, the stores had already closed, but just being able to walk down the famous street and gaze into all the stores was incredible.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sprinkles Cupcakes, Beverly Hills

This weekend I finally went to Sprinkles Cupcakes after about a year of withdrawls. Ok, maybe that's a little dramatic, but Sprinkles has the most AMAZING cupcakes. And just recently I heard they had a 24 Hour Cupcake ATM in Beverly Hills. It was something I just had to see. And see it I did. My friends and I giddily stood in line and then carefully selected our delicious cupcakes from the ATM machine. That wasn't enough though, we waited in line to go inside the store to buy more cupcakes. So amazing. I have a lot more pictures to share of my little LA getaway but Sprinkles deserved it's own post.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Saint Patrick's Day

I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday weekend! My best friend and my Dad (yes, my dad!!!) went with me downtown at 6:30 am to get a head start on this crazy holiday. We figured why not? It's a Saturday, we don't work, and this will probably be the only appropriate time to be a little rebellious. And I am so glad we did it. Live bands, good food, green beer, an all around good time.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Things I'm Excited About...

Sprinkles Cupcakes...in ATM machine form.

Have you ever tried a Sprinkles Cupcake? Every one seems to think I'm just crazy...but they are seriously amazing. I have been trying to find multiple reasons to go down to LA...well here's a big one. Along with going to the Santa Monica Pier, shopping on Melrose, and eating at Pink's Hot Dogs.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Finally Friday!!

It's kind of sad that I always feel this way when Friday rolls around. I pretty much live for the weekends! And Saturday is Saint Patrick's Day! Bring on the green beer!!!

This weekend will be about relaxing. It's supposed to rain both days, so staying in and catching up on some reading sounds perfectly good to me!

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Movie Night

So I rarely go out to the movies. Unless its something I've been dying to see, I usually just wait until it comes out on DVD. Well I am so glad I didn't wait for for This Means War because it was HILARIOUS. Seriously, I was laughing the whole time. You know when you're watching a romantic comedy and they say all of your favorite inside jokes (or now new inside jokes) and you just can't even believe that just happened? Oh it was so good. Plus I love Reese Witherspoon.

Oh, and the theater is next to In-N-Out so that was dinner. Yum!!