Bonjour mes amies -
I had planned on doing the last installment of “photographie atelier” but decided to change it up – hope you don’t mind!
For today’s French Friday I’m sharing one of my favorite French inspired places in Los Angeles: Perch. This lovely rooftop bar is one of my favorite go-to places – even though it’s all the way Downtown, it’s worth it!
This Monday I happened to have the day off work and my mom and I headed over to Perch for late afternoon drinks and a cheese plate. It was the perfect afternoon to spend on a rooftop enjoying the sun. Take a look!
Welcome to Part II of our San Diego trip! Now I really only brought my camera the first day (it was supposed to be a relaxing vacation after all) so don’t judge me because I’m wearing the same outfit in today’s post as yesterday’s post. It was the same day!
Like I mentioned yesterday, we took a day trip to Old Town San Diego, the birthplace of California. California, for the most part, is not very old. When you find something built in the early 1900′s (like the US Grant from yesterday’s post), it’s quite rare. But San Diego has an extremely rich history. It was inhabited by Native Americans as far back as 9,000 years ago and the San Diego area became a Spanish settlement in the late 1700′s when Father Serra established the first mission in California.
Today, Old Town San Diego is historic state park and many of the original buildings have been restored to their original glory and function. It’s so fun to walk around the buildings and shop around!
I have a soft spot for old fashioned candy stores
He couldn’t resist
I bought these amazing tissue paper flowers!
And old tobacco shop
After all that walking around, we needed some… libations. Lucky for us we can across Old Town Mexican cafe and stopped for some drinks and snacks. The handmade tortillas were amazing!
I hope you enjoyed the photos from our mini-vacation! Do you ever take mini-vacations? Where do you go? What do you do? I would love some suggestions!
Did anyone experience any fabulous April Fool’s pranks? Or perhaps incite them?
I’m happy to say I had a really wonderful April 1, and surprisingly was not part of any pranks (other than reading about all the “engagements” on facebook). Yesterday my parents came up to help me celebrate my birthday (it’s today!) and we went to brunch at Taste on Melrose. It was delicious.
Brioche French Toast with Nutella, Almonds and Bananas
Wet breakfast burrito
Cobb Frittata (it’s like a cobb salad in eggs!)
Crab cake egg benedict
I would definitely go back, but I think my favorite place for brunch is still bld. If you live in LA, do you have a favorite place to brunch? Please share! We’re looking for something amazing for Easter Sunday. If not, I’d love to hear your breakfast recipes!
After brunch we headed back to my apartment because my fiancé had invited some friends over to help us celebrate. It was the best celebration I could have asked for, complete with enchiladas, Coronas, and fabulous friends.