Friday, May 29, 2015

47. Two Brunches

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Went to a moderately new french bakery that's rumored to be very very good and authentic for brunch last Saturday.
Thought it their pastries were decently 'authentic', I thought that their omelettes were okay because I'm not sure what an 'authentic French omelette' is supposed to taste like anyway.

I think Cream Pan has the best breads and CLOSEST to the ones I've had in Paris..(maybe it's because I worked at Cream Pan...) but I really don't think I'm being biased. :O

They had a window display of baguette sandwiches and desserts. I did not try any of those, but I heard that their chicken is pretty bomb. I will come back for that another day (!!!)

The orange juice is $4.5 and boasted prepared 'like how it is/they do in France', which is not a lie because when I was in the Versailles and walking along the Seine I see shops and stands squeezing the juice with a man standing on a high stool pushing down or with those machines. But it didn't really impress me too much because 1) we have that in our dining halls 2) we had that at Cream Pan for 50 cents cheaper 3) I do the same thing at home. (I promise I'm not trying to be negative, or promoting Cream Pan right now! though I am a Cream Pan and fresh OJ enthusiast...) So yeah. But B tried it and it was good, but why wouldn't fresh OJ be good :D The coffee was okay, I think it might be a light roast blend.

The omelettes came with a salad with vinaigrette dressing and two slices of toast made with baguette-esque dough.

The cafe is pretty cute though- most of the workers have a French accent (hopefully this isn't a racist comment because I'm not trying to be?), the tables are very Parisian, and I heard the chairs they have at the cafe are imported from France and all vintage.

Finally got to visit a little cafe I've had on my 'to go to' list forEVER on Sunday.
It was a little confusing at first because there weren't any formal instructions on what to do inside, and the management/staff, though friendly, expected every guest that walked in to be some kind of long-time visitor that know the entire operation.

Anyways, things got figured out and I was so happy I was able to come because the food was made nicely and tasted really good.

I got the caramel french toast, which was DELICIOUS, with bacon and eggs.
Strolled around the beach shops for a little bit after.

Later in the afternoon we made a stop by Room & Board and Macy's where I bought my new bed, wardrobe armoire, and mattress.
Beautiful beautiful weekend.

xox Ingrid

Monday, May 11, 2015

46. The Other Day

Guess who went to Bloomingdales the other day and 'treated themselves' ? ;)

Yes!! These are the Dior So Real 48mm sunnies! I got the ones in havana with palladium shield. Love them so much, but haven't really had the time to wear them because I spend most of my time sleeping and working nowadays ):
I suspect a review coming up?! (:

I also got an iPhone 6+


45. Week 5 Week 6

Week 5 ended with volunteering and getting cupcakes at Casey's after with A and T

Last week was crazy with all the midterms, projects, papers, reports, and meetings.
There was also grad fair and that took up too much of my week 6 time.

"LOL" at the focus of this (below)

Time flies by too fast.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

44. Quarterly Dose of LA

Still not sick of this place yet.
Took a visit Friday of spring break. Honestly, I think there are more food places to try than non-food places to visit in LA. Lunch, shopping, grand opening of Nasty Gal (Santa Monica location), Alfred's (because Caffe Luxxe was closed :'( but good thing Alfred's carried Stumptown♥ aka coffee love #2), and KBBQ (back home).
Advanced apologies for the series of extremely saturated photos coming up, thanks to my iPhone which apparently is incapable of displaying the correct color tones on the mobile screen.

NASTYGAL @ Santa Monica. I actually saw the #GIRLBOSS herself, except her California tan deceived me, making me think it wasn't her :(

Now in one of my favorite LA neighborhoods- Brentwood

Fun Alfred {Coffee and Kitchen} deets: they have a $10 latte, their coffees are from Stumptown, their salads are from Greenleaf, pastries are from Farmshop, and they carry juice from Pressed!

Afternoon talks over dripped Stumptown coffee

On the 405 going home, near Torrence.

KBBQ salad and little dishes, no real KBBQ pictures because I was too hungry.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

43. 1000 Steps

After 2 years of postponing the trip over and over again, (why are there so many delays in my life ??), I finally went to seek the pools in Laguna. But first- brunch.

Hsiao didn't come along for food because he was getting a hair cut.

Just the basic things.

7th → 8th → 9th x PCH

200 some steps.

The moment I got to the bottom, I actually saw Ashley! :D Spontaneous reunion/5 min catch up, if you ask me.

Looking in.

So many peace signs I'm sorry.

This was the closest we made it. Pretty bummed out because we were actually waiting for the tides to lower so that we can climb against the wall to the other side but the lifeguard actually came over, caught us (because we were talking) and made us go back :(((
I also didn't pee my pants. I really didn't.


Coming back up

Newport Bound

And going home..

Hsiao wanted to try It's Boba Time, which I never thought of trying because it looked unimpressive from the outside/passing by. But it's a good thing we did because it was pretty good. I will be returning :)

hahaha we all got boba milk tea even though we said outside that we'd try their top 10 popular things and pointed at different items.

So the lab said that they were going to get ramen, so we all went to ramen @ Yamadaya. Pretty good I'd say.

I think everyone was moving in this pano because they thought it was a it ended up kind of :(

Okay srsly. Still pretty sour about it. I'll be back for you sometime.