Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mini Road Trip

KL and I had something to attend to in downtown L.A last Friday. We hardly ever drive up to L.A nowadays because of the terrible traffic, but there are indeed wonderful places to visit up North, so we decided to make a day trip out of it.

First stop - can anyone name the area? Those of you who have attended college in LA should be able to recognize it.

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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:

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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!

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Their restroom doors - roosters for guys, hens for gals.

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A better shot of my outfit in the cafe's restroom..yes I'm narcissistic and voyeuristic this way ;)

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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 ;))

19 comments:

Legyviel said...

sounds like a great day!

Hot Bot said...

Yum, fooooooooood :)

Elizabeth said...

i love your outfit
and i absolutly love those bathroom doors! :D

Denise said...

hi. i love road trip.
the first pics of our summer getaway is ON. hihi. hope you visit it.

i love your outfit. You're always stylish.

my blogging will resume i don't know when. hihi. still on the road right now.

Mark said...

Thanks for the travelogue! Food looks yaylicious, bathroom doors are awesome and your outfit is fantastic, I love the diagonal lines of the jacket and blouse hems, their downward motion echoed in your bootlaces. :)

-une mandarine

phamzy said...

i want those boots! have a wonderful week!


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NOELLE said...

Regarding the first picture, I thought it was UCLA for a moment. Beautiful photo!

Darrah said...

Yum! That looks so good!! I love breakfast at all times of the day.

Legyviel said...

aww thanks. The dog is not mine, she's my boyfriends family's treasure, lol. I'm more of a cat person myself. and thanks for the comments on my Lovely Sarah Jessica blog! xoxo

ellevictoire said...

i love your photos. AHH I WANT THAT FOOD!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

how funny, fm and i were considering going to SB last wknd, too. so jealous you're going to NYC!

Fashionology said...

Wow!! you look great! Love the jacket and the boots! Gorgeous pictures!! <3

Maverick said...

That salad looks so bomb and those boots are SO badass!!

xoxo, mavi

deep_in_vogue said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Thank you for sharing your roadtrip! Next time, take me with? :)

Belowen said...

I neeeeeeeeeeed that big breakfast!

Lesley said...

Just found your blog and I think it's great! And what an amazing roadtrip!

kelse said...

cutecutecute!

AMY said...

what size is your jacket?? i want to buy it from you

PrincessImp. said...

Sorry Amy, I sold my jacket :)