The food is Los Angeles was totally worth photographing and writing home about any chance I got. I wish now that Id thought to take more photos but my tastebuds kept over riding every thought!
A few of my faves…
♥ Starling, Long Beach – A cute, American diner style place for breakfast & lunch. The super duper dessert looking breakfast above is from there!
♥ Ocean Beach Smoothies, San Diego – The biggest yummy breakfasts ever! Also I found a lemon & ginger beer drink which I purely purchased for the packaging – good if you’re getting a cold!
♥ Wabi Sabi Sushi, Venice – If you love Japanese and all things sushi this is the best Ive ever had!
♥ Number 9, Long Beach – fresh, extremely tasty Vietnamese food. Ohhh and if you go here, please try the Lychee infused jasmine iced tea.
What I noticed most about America was the absolutely incredible service and attention to detail. They have that sorted. In New Zealand we dont tip and dont really think to, but LA hands down deserves it.
I cannot wait to return to these fave places – Ive been craving them since being back!
Im baaack! From an incredible, hard, exciting, challenging and adventurous work trip to Los Angeles! We collected a huge amount of amazing furniture, packaged it all and soon it will be placed in the showroom where I work.
I learnt sooo much along the way and feel so privileged that, from a small town in New Zealand, I had the opportunity to travel overseas.
In this post are a few snapshots from the 2 weeks we were there…
Waaaay too many delicious breakfasts! I think I could almost start a blog on the food we found in LA – Im actually craving the above photo so much. One thing I really noticed was the food in LA; if youve been to Wholefoods you’ll know what I mean – I LOVE that place!
I had a few favourite spots that, if you’re visiting LA, I would recommend visiting…
♥ Venice Beach – walking along the beach at dusk you will see the footpath lined with performers, little random stalls and loud music. Its a very cool experience and is booming with atmosphere.
♥ Long Beach – I could totally live here! I loved the quirky and fun people, street food & second hand shopping/antique stores. We sat at a restaurant as the sun set and watched pelicans flying and diving into the water. Sooo cool!
♥ Ocean Beach, San Diego – there was a bit of a hippy vibe here, lots of surfers, loud music and crazy fun filled shops. There is also a pier that runs out inot the ocean and at sunset, the view is perfection.
Traveling is just waaaay too good for ones soul – you learn millions of things without even realising, your mind is opened to others lives and their cultures. The world is just so huge and is begging to be explored.
I love coming back home to family, friends and my own bed but I wouldnt give up experiences like this for anything.
Have you been to LA? Do you have any favourite spots?
THE BEST WEEK EVER! Woweee.
I have had SUCH a beautiful week of celebrating my birthday. I am so blessed to have such a beautiful bunch of family & friends surrounding me.
I also want to thank all of my amazing blog followers – reading your touching comments on my birthday was incredible! Gaaahhhh too much.
Since coming home from Japan I’ve found that I’m still completely addicted to the cuisine I experienced there. Everything is so fresh, interesting & full of flavour explosions!
So I’ve been experimenting with a few of my faves – Okonomiyaki, tempura, tofu dishes & konnyaku – it doesn’t beat the real thing but it sure is close!
I think next time I visit Japan, I would love to do a cooking course.
Do you have any favourite Japanese food or recipes? I would love to hear about them!