Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What Happened To May?

What happened to May?
Leo holding a swan and guarding Anja's fridge

What happened to May?
It actually rained in LA this month
What happened to May?
Grand Central Market
What happened to May?
Ice cream truck!

May was such a whirlwind what with vacations and friends getting engaged, plus my mom's birthday (not pictured, as per her usual request). I've got some really exciting things on the horizon for June though, and I'm ready for summer.


Monday, June 8, 2015

CHICAGO: Food Edition

I think Shake Shack was the culinary highlight of Chicago for me, but we got to eat so many delicious things. A close second was the tea tasting at Adagio, which was amazing because we got to learn about the history of tea, the make-up of different blends, and proper brewing methods. Also, I'm heart broken because my new favorite bar Three Dots & a Dash is too far away for me to become a regular.

Velvet Taco!
Shake Shack!
Dinner made by Anja and I!
Round 1 at Three Dots & a Dash
Round 2 at Three Dots & a Dash
Tea tasting at Adagio!
The teas we tasted

Doughnuts from Glazed and Infused!


Thursday, June 4, 2015

CHICAGO: Anja's Engaged!!

The biggest news from my trip to Chicago is that Anja and Chris are engaged!! They had gotten engaged like two days before I landed in Chicago, so I got to hear the news in person and be there to celebrate with them. They have such a beautiful love story and I'm so happy for the both of them. It would have been a happy weekend anyway, but that announcement made it a joyous weekend!

First snap from Chicago
The ring! 
Calling a friend to tell them the news
Me and the Bean!

Millenium Park!


Monday, June 1, 2015

It's Always Sunny in DC: Food Edition

This was the first place we ate in DC, and it was the cutest place I've ever seen. I wanted to Instagram every corner of it. Every detail was beautifully styled, from the boards listing the menu items, to the bar, to the tables, to the menu that was designed to look like a newspaper. If you're in DC, stop whatever you're going and to go Ted's Bulletin right now.
Chicken Caesar wrap from Ted's Bulletin
Key Lime Ted's Tart. That's right, Ted's Tart. Definitely not any other kind of tart you might be thinking of so don't get it twisted.

Another day we had lunch at Teasim, where I had this salmon bento box. I'm not a fan of brown rice at all but this was delish, especially with the beet puree.

And I finally got to try Dunkin' Donuts for the first time! (Sidebar: How can America run on Dunkin' when we don't have it in California? Just sayin'.)

My last dinner in DC was at Plan B Burger, which was excellent. I got the Cuban burger and I highly recommend it.

Not pictured is the ramen we had my first night in DC which was almost as good as Daikokuya, and the sweet tea I had at Ted's (because as I was technically south of the Mason/Dixon, I was in the South). Also not pictured were the strawberry filled chocolate almond milk popsicles Sunny made! I'm so sad I'm going to miss out this summer because Sunny's popsicle game is on point.