The latest addition to our home is this cute succulent plant from The Juicy Leaf on Abbot Kinney in Venice. This stores has dozens of mini, medium, and large sized custom arrangements to choose from. I hand picked this lil guy and they helped me plant and arrange it. The best part is, you only need to water it every 3 weeks!
I love flowers, but I get sad when they wilt. So, this is the perfect alternative for me. I’m definitely planning on coming back to make some more arrangements for our home. Next time, I’ll be sure to bring a friend too. I guess I’m reach a point in my life where I find it rewarding to plant things, and watch it grow.
Today on Yahoo, I read something about Pop Tarts opening this ginormous cafe in Times Square New York. They will feature something like 30 different Pop Tarts creations! I also read something about Pop Tart sushi. Ewww. That doesn’t sound appetizing, but it would sure be fun to stop by the Pop Tart Mega Cafe!
After a long night of festivities, JP & I strolled over to Ktown for the KBBQ Annual Cook Off. As soon as we arrived, we totally scored the best parking ever! We ended up paralleling it only a block away, and luckily our meter was a broken one. hahah. So it read FAIL, which is awesome, since it’s off limits for meter maids to write you a ticket. =)
So, we took our sweet time and enjoyed all kinds of wonderful foods and drinks in the soju & beer garden. Jp’s favorite was from Seoul Sausage, and I loooooved the Kalbi Burger. Both were delicious, since they had traditional Korean flavor, but were presented with a westernized fusion. The thick slice of tomato, red onions, and lettuce, really made the Kalbi burger complete. I’m definitely going to find their restaurant to have another one, next time I’m in K town. Oh, and the Seoul sausage was presented on a bun, and topped off with kimchee. The combo sounds gross, but it was totally good! Cool Haus & the Sprinkles truck were there to satisfy those with who have been touched by the sweet tooth fairy.
Another huge feature at the food festival was the soju & beer garden, hosted by Jinro and Hite Beer. We also caught the tail end of the Choco Pie eating contest, and the 1st place winner ate 30 of them! Eeeek, I’m still thinking about how many calories and grams of sugar he ingested. Yucky!
Aside from all the yummy eats, we did walk away with some swag of course!
– 6 Jinro soju cups
– Hite bottle opener and flash light keychain (Hey, this totally makes sense if you were going to drink in the dark and couldn’t see what you were doing. Genius!)
– Audrey Magazine (summer issue)
– Toothbrush and dental goodies from Wp Institute
– Hand sanitizer lotion from Jinro
I was so fortunate to attend the private pre-opening festivities @ The Santa Monica Place yesterday. The new and improved shopping plaza is gorgeous! It has Cb2, Hugo, Boss, Nike Town, Nordstroms, and Bloomies! There’s also dinning on the top terrace, which features a breath taking view of Santa Monica. Enjoy my sneak peak photos.
Btw, be sure to check out the main website for The Santa Monica Place. They are having special promotions for the entire month of August, to celebrate their grand opening.