Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I took this last Friday off for an extra long weekend, because we had a few friends staying with us. Here are some snippets of my weekend - cell phone picture version :)

A drive from Bakersfield to LA.

I was determined to find a good eatery in LA that had been feaured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. I made a list of all the places in LA, and we ended up at Oinkster. We also happend to see a famous person! Zach del la Rocha from Rage Against the Machine was eating solo and having a heated conversation on his cell phone, hah. (Ok, so I definitely wouldn't have known who it was if it wasn't for someone else who pointed him out, shh).
I had the Oinkster Pastrami and it was FAB. Note to self, order plaintains instead of fries next time (I tried a friend's an they were AMAZING).

We ended Friday evening walking around Hollywood & Highland Ave.
We stayed the night in LA, then had a gigantic breakfast Saturday morning, followed by a pitstop at Ikea on the way back home.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing random things and thrifting :)

This caught my eye in a local antique store because Jimaie had just purchased something similar. I may or may not have picked it up for her to match :)

I didn't buy this bitty-squirrel-on-a-nut but I thought it was hilar!

We also went to see peacocks at a local park, and I finally got a good picture of an albino peacock! We lured her in with french fries :)

My friend Mallory and I.

I hope you had a lovely weekend!! I promise to post more soon, including our guest room makeover :D yay!


elycia said...

hehe, i have friends who are taking a road trip to...i think it's boston...this summer. they've mapped out their route to stop at as many of the drive-ins, diners and dives places as possible. looks like you had a fun weekend! :)

Lauryn said...

Looks like a fun trip! That squirrel on a nut IS funny! Gotta love the joys of thrifting :) If only I had more cash on me today that's totally what I'd be spending my day off doing! That and garage-sailing!

Morgan said...

Such pretty pictures! Especially the squirrel one. lol... that cracked me up when you texted it, but I forgot to respond for some reason. So funny!

And I'll say it again: I LOVE your hair in that picture!!

Breathe Gently said...

So I love that you can do day trips to LA.. jealous! :)

Love the thrift store finds, it's totally cute. Also, am new to reading here and I love your blog! Header is gorgeous too. :)

Heidi pumpkin pie said...

plantain is the BEST!
Such cute thrift finds and that lunch sounds super amazing!

sarah marie p said...

What a fun trip! I love all of your pictures!

Oooh and I love your pyrex! Haha that squirrel is pretty cute! Maybe he wants to live in your woodland room?

.jimaie.marie. said...

you bought me that Pyrex?!?! omg. Seriously, why are you so amazing?? haha!! I love you, a lot.
I really like this app that you took the pics with! Everything looks so dreamy and vintage, nifty!
The fact that you sought out a place that had been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives is just another reason that you are my friend. Have I told you my dream of retiring and traveling the US in an Airstream eating at amazing restaurants?! You should join me.

omg, that squirrel on the nut, HILAR.
You are cute and i love you. This post was fun!!