I’m back from my whirlwind L.A. weekend – what a trip! Of course it went by too fast, but a good time was had by all.
Katie and I met up with each other at LAX on Friday. After getting our rental car we drove to Sarah’s apartment (which we had never seen) on the west side of LA, a couple of blocks from Santa Monica Boulevard. It was a charming 1-bedroom. I also had the chance to (finally!) meet Sarah’s boyfriend. He came over soon after with sandwiches from one of their favorite local delis so what was there not to love? 😉
Later that day we were joined by two of Sarah’s co-workers from Dallas who had also flown in for the big birthday weekend. The rest is history! The weekend was filled with delicious restaurant-eating, a nice hike through Griffith Park up to Griffith Observatory, a driving tour through different parts of L.A. (Rodeo, Sunset, and Robertson Drive, Hollywood, East &West L.A., you name it), a stroll on Ocean Ave to see the beach, and the frequenting of several good bars.
Here are some highlights from the trip!
After Saturday brunch we all took a semi-physical hike up to see the Griffith Observatory located on the southern slope of Mount Hollywood.
What is a trip without sampling some of the local cuisine? The restaurants we went to were:
Dinner on Friday: Father’s Office, which is known for its burger and wide selection of brews. Of course we all ordered the burger.
Brunch on Saturday: Hugo’s Restaurant in west Hollywood. Hugo’s was your typical brunch spot. The food was pretty good and I found the ambiance to be very “hipster”.
Dinner on Saturday: The Backhouse Restaurant, in west L.A. I was very impressed with this place. Everything we ordered from different sushi rolls, to meatballs, to tuna and salmon tartare was excellent.
Brunch on Sunday: Bru’s Wiffle a Waffle Joint in Santa Monica. As you can tell by the name, this place is known for their waffles. I ordered the breakfast sliders and it was oh, so yummy.
We also tasted a sample of L.A.’s nightlife.
Sarah, Katie, Renee, and Tracey thanks for a great time! Sarah, I hope 30 is your best year yet.