we are still in california, in san diego at the moment! i wanted to share some photos from our time in LA last week while i had a minute. a lot of these are iPhone photos (oh, the good ol’ iPhone! whatever would i do without you!) since we were mostly running around LA to and from meetings and didn’t take the big real camera with us everywhere (does anyone else call their regular camera their “real” camera?! LOL.)
we weren’t able to do everything or see everyone since this trip was super quick and we didn’t have a lot of free time. (we were just in LA last june though, so i wasn’t too mad about it. but wow, is LA growing on me. haha! every time we visit i’m like, well ok, i get it….) anyway, we stopped by the california science center and also the LACMA for the kiddos on our free afternoons. the science center was eleanor’s happy place since they have a special journey to space exhibit going on and she pretends to be an astronaut almost every single day. she truly talks about going to mars someday and i wouldn’t put it past her. that girl blows me away every day. i hope you’re getting ready for her, space.
while still trying to be good with food (even though i allow myself some special treats when traveling) i could not turn down the chocolate chip pancakes from griddle cafe. why are they so yum?! it was worth it. (ps. we went here for the first time back when samson was only 6 weeks old! eleanor and samson are so little in those pictures i couldn’t believe it!)
at the california science center!
so many friends have been telling us to try sqirl for years. we finally did. and yes, it was AMAZING. everything was so good, but the homemade granola with yogurt and jam was the best granola i’ve ever had. (HEY SQIRL– CAN YOU GUYS PLEASE CONSIDER OPENING IN NYC?! PLEASE AND THANK YOU!)
my little sister bekah, who gives me crazy hair envy every time i see her. she was the sweetest to help watch the kids while josh and i had to be away. i have the best siblings ever and i’m so thankful for them.
ran over to backyard bowls one night for dinner. the acai bowls were HUGE, and also really creamy, which is how i like them. josh liked their hercules smoothie and we tried one of their grain bowls.
quick afternoon at the LACMA where the kids pretty much just played outside all the exhibits on the grass and under the light posts! haha! still a great museum trip though.
HEY! this exhibit is my favorite. it’s called Penetrable, by Jesús Rafael Soto. i actually remember walking through it for the first time with eleanor when she was a baby when it was in DC! was fun to relive that moment with baby conrad now. time flies. (ps. my outfit is from zara, for those who have asked. wooden clogs from here.)
and when you’re 20 minutes late to a meeting (oh LA, your traffic always gets the best of me!) you should at least show up with donuts, right?! i don’t know, but that’s what we did.
my blue swimsuit from here, for those who have been asking!
happy for some pool time, even if it’s “cold” to everyone else in the area, it’s definitely warm enough for the pool to these east coasters.
stopped by sweetgreen and they have grapefruit as an ingredient out here for their salads! grapefruit is my favorite thing right now, so it definiely was delicious and also made me bummed out that the new york sweet green doesn’t have grapefruit. but it makes sense since they use local farm ingredients. just another reason you looked good this trip, LA. (ps. isn’t eleanor’s salad cute sans the lettuce?! she asks for precisely 3 hard boiled eggs with chicken and tomatoes every time we go. haha! meanwhile, mister samson orders basically every ingredient on the menu for this kale salad. my kids make me laugh pretty hard sometimes.)
hope you guys have a great rest of the week! if any of you know san diego well, we’re on the hunt for some good fish tacos! staying in the del mar area but willing to travel if you say they are the best! please do share! xo