First stop - can anyone name the area? Those of you who have attended college in LA should be able to recognize it.
After we settled our stuff in L.A, we decided on an impulse to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway, instead of having lunch at Santa Monica. This has possibly got to be our favorite highway ever....we used to drive up North a lot along this highway to San Francisco in the good old days ;)
Lunch was at one of our usual pit-stop at a cafe in Summerland. KL and I much prefer to break at Summerland wherever we drive along the Pacific Coast, instead of Santa Barbara, because of its little-town quaintness and that the beach is literally minutes away by foot. The food here is simple home-made fare, nothing fancy, but it's fresh, hearty and delicious!
Pictures of the cafe:
Food! KL had steak and eggs with a side of toast, even though this was a late lunch..but he loves breakfast food, especially eggs. I had the crab cake salad...lemon juice over fresh greens is a genius move!
Their restroom doors - roosters for guys, hens for gals.
A better shot of my outfit in the cafe's restroom..yes I'm narcissistic and voyeuristic this way ;)
Ya Ya Aflalo vapor leather jacket, Zara blouse, AA leggings, Ann Demeulemeester boots
After the meal, KL and I headed to the beach nearby to walk off the lunch. It felt quite extravagant to be enjoying a leisurely lunch and beautiful stroll by the beach on a workday, but it's really the simple things like these that reminded us what we love about California and what made us decide to move here in the first place.
This day trip provided a much needed reprieve from the craziness of the office for us... next stop, New York City! (in 2 weeks anyway ;))