November 25, 2017

Some of my favorite spots to wine & dine :~)
(only without the wine b/c i don't drink hehehe)

Lemonade, 987 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 

Lemonade is one of my favorite places to eat in Cali! Their food is fresh, and light - perfect for the breezy vibe California portrays. Their lemonades are unique, and so light and fresh! They have a ton of different flavors, my favorite is Blood Orange, so you'll definitely find a flavor you'll love. Unless you're Dafina and you go for the regular ;) which is alright, too! hehe

 7009 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Best burgers ever! It's fast food, but not so greasy and cheap like some others. Their burgers are one of a kind, and I always make sure I hit them up whenever I'm out west. I usually get a plain cheese burger, with fries, and a lemonade :)

34255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA

This place was in Laguna Beach, and when googling bests breakfast places, this one came up! The pancakes were so full, and rich! I got the classic buttermilk, and my mom got the blueberry stack! We also split the crunchy bacon, and some fruit! Definitely recommend! The place is a bit small, but worth it.

5550 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Great bagels! They're thin, and very flavorful. I love getting the everything bagel, with butter, and an O.J! Whenever you walk into an Einstein's the sweet smell of bagel just congests your nose, and I love it! Einstein's is actually a chain, so you'll find them in a couple different places, so just do your google research! I went to the one in Melrose! 

3337 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Had to bring my mom here! I've seen so many pics of the "but first, coffee" and of course, the knock off tee's and such, of the slogan. It's such a cute little coffee shop! We went to the Alfred's by Melrose Place as it was the closest to a couple of things we were doing that day. Alfred's was so sweet & lovely inside. I love the "but first, coffee" slogan they've got goin' on - even if I don't drink coffee! Hehe.

11712 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Pizzana was created by the couple who made Sprinkles! And props to my mom for finding this place, because it was so good, and the pizza was LIGHT. When you lifted a slice you could tell the lightweight feel of the bread + cheese. It's a perfect place to go for a date, or with a group of friends! It's more "fancy" than I thought - fancy in the sense that it's not a casual lunch place. It's better for dinner - wine & pizza - what could be better? We split a Brussel Sprout salad, which was full & tasty, as well as a pepperoni pizza which was the perfect size for two (hungry) people!

definitely check these places out... most of them I've come to every time I visit. you can also find them in other places (besides LA/Cali) so make note of that <3