Saturday, July 19, 2014

25th birfday












          

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.

- Christina

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12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Christina!
    I really liked this post, the video embedded in the post was terrific. It made the post come to life, I loved it. You should do it more often! Sounds like you had a great day. If you had a moment I would love if you could check out my new post! I would love your feedback!
    Thanks
    Laura

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    1. I plan to post more videos! Thank you!

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  2. Happy birthday Beautiful! HOpe it was a grand day;) Your pictures are beautiful!

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  3. These photos are the sweetest. Also I love your bangs... Thanks for sharing!

    -Eavan
    eavanelizabeth.com

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    1. Thanks! I got them trimmed earlier last week. It's the best feeling. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Natalie! I've been following your blog since you lived in California. Love it!

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  5. I've never been to the observatory-adding it to my date list!

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    1. It's such an affordable date because it's FREEEE! Parking is free (at least when you park on the road leading up to the observatory) & all of the exhibits are free except for the planetarium, but the planetarium is only $7!

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  6. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had an awesome time :)

    http://peculiaryouth.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Valarie! I did! I didn't have much of a plan for the day, but it worked out really nicely.

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