I’ve been home from my trip out west for the Idea World Blogfest and visiting my little sister in Los Angeles for almost a week, but I’m still dreaming about all the delicious food I ate. Seriously can someone please deliver me a Petty Cash spicy margarita, side of brussels sprouts, and chicken taco?!? Today for What I Ate Wednesday I’m recapping all the fun I had with my sister and of course all the delicious food.
When I arrived late Saturday night we drove straight from the airport to Mamma Shelter to get a seat and dine on the rooftop. We enjoyed wine, charcuterie, burgers, and broccolini (gotta eat those veggies) and because when the food arrived I dug right in, we only took this picture post meal.
The next morning my sister and I went to a Pilates Sculpt class at Set and Flow Yoga. I liked that we kept moving during the workout and used light to medium weights. The room was also slightly heated so I was dripping in sweat by the end.
Sports Bra // Leggings
After class we went back to her apartment and I made a Juicero Glojito. I’m usually not one that’s super into juicing, but I must say it was really easy to make with the Juicero machine and tasted really refreshing.
Sunday was a day devoted to self care, so after breakfast we headed to The Now for massages. After three days at the Idea World Convention and doing multiple workouts a day, this was much needed. And how zen is this space?
Matcha lattes with cashew milk to rehydrate after and off to get mani/pedi’s #selfcare.
We then had reservations at Kettle Black for dinner. The evening started with a jalapeño cocktail, cheese board and bread. We then ordered a pepperoni pizza and kale salad, balance!
And it just wouldn’t be a Sunday night without dessert, Chocolate Malt and Sweet Cream Soft Serve with honeycomb from Magpies.
Monday morning we started the day with my first ever Barry’s Bootcamp workout. My sister started doing Barry’s a few months ago and has raved about it. I absolutely loved the workout, it was challenging and a great mix of cardio and strength training. I can’t wait for the Barry’s to open in Washington DC!
We had smoothies from the Fuel Bar and headed home to catch up on Monday to do’s. Then later made it out for some Poke for lunch. I got a mix of spicy and original tuna, yum!
Then we did some afternoon shopping and took photos by the LACMA before heading to my sister’s boyfriend’s place for dinner.
Dress // Sandals
He grilled some amazing Pakistani chicken and steak Bihari Kabab, like melt in your mouth beef and with paratha and onions on the side. It was all so good! I need to beg him for a recipe.
I love that my sister likes to get up early to workout as well, the next morning we were up and went to Speedplay for a class through Classpass. We first tried Speedplay last year and loved it. Their treadmills are so tough as you have to start running to move them!
I made us a Purple Carrot meal for lunch, Wicked Healthy Kale Salad. It sure was Wicked Healthy, filled with all the veggies, and also super tasty.
We then headed off to Laguna Beach for the day and decided to spend the night at The Casa Laguna Hotel so we didn’t have to worry about driving back. We went to the beach for a few hours before heading back to the hotel to freshen up and enjoy a glass of rose before dinner.
We dined at K’ya Bistro Bar and ordered almost half of the items on the tapas menu. Cheese, bacon wrapped dates, meatballs, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and truffle fries. It was probably one of my favorite meals because we just got to pick at everything.
Still with full bellies from our tapas dinner, the next morning we slowly made our way down to the hotel complimentary European Breakfast Bar, come on how cute!
After enjoying the beach for a few more hours it was time to head back to Los Angeles for my final night. I am always craving good Mexican food and margaritas whenever in California, so I requested a dinner at Petty Cash. Spicy margs, chips, guac, brussels sprouts, and tacos. Great way to end an amazing trip.
The morning before I left we decided to hit up one more Barry’s class before my flight. But after a great workout I was hungryyyyy and requested we make a stop for brunch before heading to the airport. We ate at Sqril and each had a rice bowl. How have I never thought of eating rice with eggs, sausage, and veggies for breakfast? Can’t wait to recreate these at home.
I always eat delicious food and have a great time whenever I visit my sister in LA. In case you plan on visiting LA, make sure you check out the Los Angeles lifestyle magazine or similar sources for information about things to do and places to visit. In fact, it’s always better to plan your holiday activities than rely on impromptu options.
I already can’t wait for my next trip.
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Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday
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