Monday, August 5, 2013

lunching at the beach

Several weeks ago I made plans with Tita to hang out.  I was so excited to have girl time that I really didn't care where we went, as long as it was near the beach.  I honestly don't even remember the last time I saw the ocean, which is silly living so close to it.  So on a whim we headed to Shutters for lunch and despite the rude hostess, it was the perfect place for me to be. We sat with our toes in the sand, chewing on salt water taffy while waiting for our table.

We both ordered the egg sandwich, which was warm and cheesy on a crunchy ciabatta roll and paired with the subtly of the butter lettuce and crispiness of the bacon, it was perfection.  But the real winner here were the breakfast potatoes, so nice and crispy.  Splitting a carafe of rosé while sitting on the patio.  Heaven.

And it got even better when I saw Susie Cakes on the dessert menu.  Cake is one of my most favorite desserts and I'm always up for finding the best slices in LA.  Ever since reading about it on Cupcakes and Cashmere, I've wanted to try them out, but I haven't wanted to make the drive to Brentwood.  I'm honestly a little over the red velvet craze, because not too many places really do it right, but we took the waiter at his word and ordered their signature dessert and it did not disappoint.

We finished the afternoon off with a walk down to the water and I can't express how good it was for my soul.  Why in the world do I not come here more?

But even though I was loving my time, I was missing my family.  I still haven't gotten the hang of being able to leave my little love without constantly thinking what she's doing, so I allow myself a lot of check ins. 

And when I got home to my little family, Amelia was proud to show me how hard she's been working at holding her head up.  All in all, it was a fantastic day!

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