MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: JANUARY 16–22, 2017!
A visit to the ostrich farm and wineries up in Solvang, a rainy week in Los Angeles, visiting out of state cousins and a whirlwind food tour of LA eats…plus admitting to myself that I have a big crush on Stella Gibson…anyone?
I documented this day fully, but here are a few snapshots of a Monday we had off for MLK Day.
Touring the wine-making portion of a vineyard/winery outside Solvang
Some cheese and treats
Soaking up the sun
A quick pitstop to get free tastings at another winery. I’m bad with names…
I then convinced everybody to go to a nearby ostrich farm that I’d been to in the past
How could you resist these faces
They are pretty aggressive, actually…but…in a thrilling way I guess
Beautiful dusky light and glow
On our way to dinner
Mmmm not bad
Back to the office
Suddenly my hair feels and looks really really long
Tristan has that top of hill parking going on this month
Sweater my mom got me for Christmas
Filled up my car at the gas station and noticed all these flavors of Kettle chip…Himalayan salt??? New York cheddar?!?! Chili Lime!??! Korean BBQ?!?!?!
DON’T HURT MEEE
Had to get in on this Meitu action
Lovely rainy evening
Tweedy helping me on this rainy evening with some freelance work
Zach made chili in the cast iron pan for some reason, but hey it turned out well
Chili on rice with cheese and a soft boiled egg
Playing Overcooked, the most delightful game.
Tweedy sleeping on Ders’ laptop
Moved aside everything in the workroom to make room for an inflatable mattress
A tight squeeze, but it fit!!! (Zach’s cousins are coming into town)
Irises poppin’ off
On Thursday Zach picked up his cousins and brought them to have lunch with me at work
This was their first true LA visit, so we wanted to take them to try all the food they can’t get in Utah
Lychee martinis while waiting for our table at Quarters, a Korean BBQ place
Overwhelmed by the food
Octopus and chicken
Quick selfie in the mirror with the ring light around it
Late night UCB show
So bummed that it’s raining when his cousins were in town…at least it’s not as cold as in Utah!
Special shoutout and thank you to Mindy!!!! Mindy saw that in my ADIML at Disneyland that Zach was looking for a Tower of Terror pin (since it’s now gone from the park) and she got one for him from Disney World during her visit. SO KIND! Thank you again.
Visit to Grand Central Market
And sharing a pizza from the market
Peeked into the Bradbury Building
Checking out the architecture
Tile flower behind the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Sloth too cute must kill
Cafe Dulce special donut holes!
Happy hour at Cole’s!
And final stop on the happy hour tour, Seven Grand
We rushed over to our reservations at Badmaash
Butter chicken samosa….OOOO
Tandoori chicken winnnggggg
Chicken tikka poutine
Butter chicken and a pork curry dish. This tamarind pork curry was SO GOOD. It reminded me of beef rendang weirdly enough, I’ve only had beef rendang twice so I’m not expert in Malaysian food…but I’ve been craving good Malaysian food ever since I had it in London. This came close in flavor!!! (From what I could remember)
Downtown at night
Blue Star from Portland made it to Venice
Walked around into some shops, did some window shopping
Off to brunch!
Mimosa and a bloody mary
Walked over to see the water, but it was soooo windy we had to get out of there
Visiting our friend’s brewery out in South El Monte…they have a brand new tasting room that is big and gorgeous and we’re so excited for them!
Kevin brought out the brewery kitties
*Tears of joy*
Margie had to head out earlier than Chris, so we said goodbye at the brewery!
And for dinner…how about some hot pot!
Sunday morning, the weather switched between pouring and drizzling for the whole day
Dropped Chris off at the airport
I tidied up the house
I was watching Skins and doing some freelance work while Zach chilled hard
Our naughty delivery dinner
Finished Season 2 of The Fall!!!! guys. I’m so obsessed. I’m obsessed with the show but especially with Gibson and have a mad crush on Gillian Anderson as Gibson. *love her so much* No spoilers if you’ve finished it, I know it’s an old series…but I’ve not caught up yet
Much love friends.