Yesterday was my 25th birthday! Keith and I took a day trip to LA to celebrate. We got to LA around lunch time so we went to the vegan restaurant, Cafe Gratitude. We had so much yummy food. It seems that a lot of vegan restaurants now and days want to create menu items that center around substituting meat and dairy (a lot of seitan, tempeh, tofu), which is fine but Cafe Gratitude was a breath of fresh air with a lot of VEGETABLES. I created a little video documenting our lunch date. (I wanted to document the whole day, but technical difficulties...) The menu is really unique. At the top it says "I AM" and you fill it in with your order. My entree was called "Whole," so I ordered "I am Whole." Definitely a restaurant worth checking out. Can't wait to go back!
After lunch we went to the Griffith Observatory. It was my first time visiting. It's so cool! The observatory was created in 1935 by Griffith J. Griffith (great name, right?) to have the public be exposed to astronomy because apparently observatories we're out in the middle of nowhere and were only available to scientists. There's a lot of exhibits, all free to check out. & there's a planetarium that have different themed shows ($7 a ticket). We watched the show about the Northern Lights. Super fascinating.
Other activities included going to KindKreme for some chocolate ice cream, walking around a nearby farmer's market & Echo Park Lake, have a birthday cocktail (a bloody mary), and dinner at a Japanese restaurant, Honda Ya.
This morning Keith, Courtney (& some puppies) and I had a lovely breakfast which pretty much concluded the celebrations very nicely.
I'm so thankful for Keith and Courtney making my 25th birthday extra special. Love you two.