Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hazy Santa Monica Sunday

I decided to stay in L.A. last night to enjoy more of the city's wonders. Whenever I'm in L.A., I end up trying to go to a lot of places and eat from famous restaurants.

Andrew and I planned to go to Santa Monica. While he got ready, I went to Westwood, near the UCLA campus, to go to Stan's Donuts. Peanut butter & banana donut, or the Stevie, was amazing. I ate the filling per usual.

We drove separately to the beach. He had to make a pit stop so I stopped by The Market at Santa Monica Place.

To hold me over, I went to Rockenwagner's Bakery and nabbed a mini breakfast sandwich. It looks huge, but it's actually a tiny turkey and egg sandwich filled to the brim.

Since I ate already, our breakfast-y lunch was hard to eat. We went to Cafe Crepe on the Third Street Promenade. There's only locations in Santa Monica and Canada.

Andrew, looking silly, got eggs with hash browns.

I had to roll with a crepe. I chose the special with 3 eggs over medium, 2 sausage links, and a cinnamon-sugar crepe. I had one egg, one sausage, and half the crepe. It was all okay. Nothing special.

We finally made it to the beach.

The weather and this put a damper on the day. :/ It was really sad to look at and read the memorials. So many young people...

Like I said, I have to grab things to bring home. For the road:

Aurelie The Cookie Guru's pumpkin chocolate chip cookie, which is in our fridge. I took a bite: soft and delicious.

For the drive home, a strawberry surfer girl from Beachy Cream. I saved the sugar cookies for later. The ice cream is all natural and tasted amazing: strawberry balsamic.

...and some chocolates ($11's worth so it better be good) from L'Artisan du Chocolat: Japanese green tea, mango, banana cream, Grand Marnier, sea salt caramel, and some others?

Now to the week to earn $ to replenish my bank account.

1 comment:

  1. the donut and the cookie...nice!

    sorry the weather was dreary. It was in San Diego for most of the weekend, too.