This week was all over the place! With holidays, traveling, sporadic days off and a two day work-week that felt like two Mondays but were actually sort of Fridays, I’m all thrown off. That said, 2014 went out on a good note and 2015 is off to a great start! This week’s recap is half 2014, half 2015…
Ashleigh and I finished off a whirlwind weekend in Santa Barbara with breakfast at Tupelo Junction; I went with the mushroom arugula scramble and could not get enough! Having taken Monday off, we made the most of it with a moderate hike on Saddleback Trail. Just the right amount of strenuous after a weekend of wine tasting, our heavy breathing was rewarded with a spectacular view at the top. With a quick stop at Pressed Juicery we were on our way back home (and ready to re-board the healthy train).
Tuesday was freezing cold (hey, it actually snowed in San Diego County so I’m allowed to say that) and after a day back at work we kept warm inside making paninis, drinking wine and listening to the rain. Still chilly the next morning (New Year’s Eve) I grabbed Kelli for breakfast and we hit her favorite rainy-day spot- T’s Cafe. It was the perfect spot to stay cozy with a warm breakfast on a cold morning. Later in the day I met up with Ashleigh at Coffee Coffee for the last coffee of 2014 and a little reflection on the past year. 2014 really is going to be hard to top!
As the afternoon wound down I felt unusually at peace and content in the present moment…it was a good way to end the year. We kept the NYE celebrations relatively mellow and stayed within walking distance after toasting with a few rounds of kombucha champagne cocktails at my place.
New Year’s Day morning I woke up in the best mood, so comfortable in my bed. I blasted music driving the coast and met up with friends at Mozy’s Cafe for seriously tasty breakfast burritos. Only later did I realize my burrito had black beans in it- good luck! So exciting. I spent a few hours purging and cleaning my place, then hit the beach with Ash and Chelseawhere we witnessed some kind of hippie ritual- aka aliens landing. Definitely a great start to the year!
Saturday I drove up to LA and got to spend the afternoon/evening with some dear pals celebrating Josh’s birthday. We hung out at Angel City Brewing- a super rad warehouse with art, board games, darts and even corn hole. Of course we had to indulge in some Wachos from the food truck outside…waffle fry nachos did not disappoint!
And then off to the Clippers game with Eryn! She has amazing seats (great for stalking) and I was honored to be a guest of the biggest Clips fan I know. All I had to do was study the roster…
Post game we ran into Adam Devine from Workaholics, which was so thrilling (haha, I’m a loser) and icing on the cake!
In the morning we woke up and walked from Eryn’s cute apartment in Brentwood to breakfast at Coral Tree Cafe. It was nice to get a little tour of the neighborhood and enjoy a sunny Sunday stroll. After filling up on THE BEST omelette, we stopped at Juice Crafters and the farmer’s market before heading back.
Must say it’s been a solid start to the new year! I’m ready to settle back into a slower pace and get back into a routine with eating and exercising. How was your first day of 2015?!