Thursday, February 9, 2012

LA In The Wintertime... 70+ and Sunny!

I completely failed at taking pictures this past weekend in LA (hopefully I will do better this weekend in Vegas!) but I'll update y'all with the pics I do have.

After a long Friday of work, I took off for LA and arrived just in time to start getting ready to go out! Friday night, Karissa, Britt, and I went out to a bar called The Hudson in WeHo (West Hollywood). I had only been out in WeHo one other time- Halloween 2010. That experience was exactly what you would expect of West Hollywood- flamboyance EVERYWHERE.
Halloween 2010
This experience was much more normal. The Hudson was super packed with lots of beautiful people, and we had a great time. We even made some friends and went out to eat at Denny's after last call. Late night Denny's is always a good choice =)
The only photos I did take on my camera this weekend
Saturday, Britt, Karissa, Jamee, and I all met for lunch at Porto's in Burbank. Porto's is an awesome Cuban inspired bakery and cafe. I should have taken a picture of all the delicious treats (seriously it was overwhelming...)! Because I told the guy it was my first time there, he let me try their famous cheese roll. Sadly, I'm not a cheese person, but I tried it anyway (he was really excited about me trying it!) and it wasn't bad, not my style, but pretty good. I ordered the Cubano- a sandwhich with pork, ham, cheese, pickles, mustard and mayo, on Cuban bread. It was delicious!
The cubano- YUM!
I then took off for Westwood in order to meet up with my two former roommates at our sorority house (which we all affectionately refer to as the HOP or House of Pi). One of my former roomies- Katie- is the current president, the other-Jo- is getting her master's in Public Health from UCLA. The three of us headed west down Wilshire to Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade, my personal favorite place to shop in LA. It was a GORGEOUS day, warm enough for shorts and a zip up sweatshirt so we walked the street and stopped in on our favorite stores.

This is the HOP- where I lived for three years!
Saturday night we went to 800 Degrees, Westwood's new (SUPER popular) pizza restaurant. We waited about 45 minutes in line, but it was so worth it. This place is a create your own gourmet pizza place. You order, they make it in front of you and its done cooking by the time you pay. The pizza's are so delicious. I love that they decided to build this place in Westwood.
Delicious PIZZA
After a failed attempt at Diddy Reese (100+ USC people were in line, no joke it was like an entire dorm floor bused over), flirting with the cashier at Malibu yogurt to get discounts, and a stop by Redbox, we were back at the HOP and ready for a movie night. Unfortunately, we all passed out less than 20 minutes in to The Ides of March.

Sunday I went out to brunch with another former roommate (and fellow former ADPi pres). I had not seen Meredith in over a year! It was so nice to catch up and reminisce. It's funny how hanging out with an old friend can make you remember things you had completely forgotten about!

After brunch and coffee it was back to the HOP for the Super Bowl. Then sadly, it was back to Fresno.
Beautiful LA Weather- Windows down, music up!
I had an AMAZING time with all my friends this weekend! I am already trying to figure out when I will be able to make my next trip back.


  1. Oh goodness, sounds like such a great time & some good food!!!

  2. How fun! I love weekends that are filled catching up with friends you haven't seen in a while!!!

  3. That sounds like such an awesome weekend!! I love talking/catching up with old friends! It's so much fun!

  4. Looks like such a great weekend! Jealous you got to experience Portos lol


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