Hello to my working sidebar and hello to you! This week was sups cool because my sorority little aka best sisterfriend/faith filled/go with the flow/trendy boss -bff was visiting me from the motherland. By motherland I am referring to Chicago were this wonderful friendship was born.
She came a hot second after I finished my first of 4 rounds of finals before finishing graduate school and BOY was I happy to not think about school like at all. We basically caught up, explored my LA, and ate some good stuff.
Here are some of my favorites!
I’ve been wanting to try Bulletproof Coffee for a while now and since Dan looooooves coffee I figured it would be an experience. If you don’t know what Bulletproof coffee is- its basically butter coffee with some “brain octane oil”. Yeah- weird. The concept is that it is somehow thought to aid in mental clarity or alertness but I have yet to see some research on that? If you have some pass it over. I went for the froth. I am a froth gal and that buttah gives it the good froth! I got the “Vanilla Max” and Dani got the “Peppermint” it was a seasonal special. I loved both of them!
I’ll tell you right now this will not become a regular thing for me. I like plain coffee from the pot but every once in a while- SURE! We also had one of their shortbread bites that yes- tastes JUST LIKE SHORTBREAD. Bulletproof please share your secret with me.
We headed down to meet my best friend Sarah and her sister Mich at their Newport beach house for the full day and night with Cafe Gratitude in our minds for dinner. Cafe G-my fave place is an all plant based restaurant with the most delicious dishes I’ve ever had. I have even brought some meat eaters here and they had NO IDEA. We tried a new-to-me drink called “Beets by J”. Can I have a pitcher of this stuff? It was beet juice, tequila, OJ, and some other stuff that tasted magical. Cheers!
Sarah had their famous margarita and she loved her choice too! We then had to order my favorite dish- the Samosas to share. Ugh I will never get tired of these spicy/tender/rich/tangy things. They were gone in 10 seconds flat.
Next up was my other favorite. Its called the “Magical” and is a DELISH burger that came with some perfect sweet potato fried with a tangy ketchup thing. I was sad to see it go.
Sarah hates this pic- sorry but my burger looks so good how could I not?
After a delish meal and great conversation we went home to watch a movie and crash before waking up to some fresh baked cinnamon rolls. The brand that makes them is called Immaculate Baking and they are whole grain and organic so thats a plus!
So warm. So gooey. Some mornings all you want is something colorful packed with nutrients and some mornings you want coffee and multiple cinnamon rolls. I was so happy about this particular morning. PJs and HGTV too with some beach fog- amen to that.
Dani and I said bye to Sarah and Mich and headed off to Juice Served Here in Newport to try some juices and shots because Dani said “its such a California thing to do” I agreed and have been meaning to stop by!
So heres the thing. We should have gotten a juice with some fruit in it because it was just too green for me. I felt like I was drinking grass and kale at the same time and did not enjoy it after like 4 sips. We made up for it and made it into a smoothie later but just warning you if you don’t drink juices often then get some with a little apple or something in it. BUT besides that I had so much fun chatting with the staff and laughing at myself trying to get that photo.
We left after Juice Served Here and headed to G-dale to get the brows done. Dani also had to try pressed. So we did that.
We headed home for some Whole Foods pizza and veggies before we went ham on Tacos at our family favorite Mexican place.
Then topped off the night with margs and veggie tacos with guac, black beans, and pico!
3 episodes of Gilmore Girls later we went to bed and had one last stop in the am. Alfred’s coffee! I also got 1 Compartez chocolate bar made with dark chocolate, sea salt, and balsamic vinegar- I had to. I haven’t opened it yet but I’m excited to! I got an iced half caf Americano with some almond milk- my usual order. We walked around Melrose and yes I did take a photo on the pink wall.
ps thats Andrew- my bbf- boy best friend? just made that up but I like it. Been attached at the hip since freshman year of high school.
Hope you guys got filled in a bit! Now what to bake during this loooong winter break?!