7 04, 2014

Carrara Pastries | Moorpark, CA

By |April 7th, 2014|Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Dessert, Food|0 Comments|

Carrara Pastries | Moorpark

let me introduce you to carrara pastries…an absurdly wonderful italian bakery! they have two locations: moorpark and agoura hills.

most of the desserts are in italian so we have no idea what we are eating nor do we even know how to pronounce it.  regardless, get ready for your mind to be blown. our go-tos (i literally had to go to their website to get these names. you’re welcome):

  • cheesecake – my favorite. it’s delicious!
  • crostata di frutta – fruit tart
  • profitterole – think chocolate covered cream puff
  • amarena – cake & mousse in a dome
  • velina – cake & mousse (chocolate)
  • yogurt e fragole – cake and yogurt mousse layered
  • tiramisu
  • all cream puffs… you must try the frittlle, a deep-fried cream puff coated with sugar

Carrara Pasteries | Moorpark

crostata di frutta (pictured above).

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tiramisu is delicious! oh! the gelato is also freaking amazing.  (pretty much all things made in this bakery rock)

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this is the famous cheesecake.  you have never tasted anything like this.  isn’t presentation impressive?

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profitterole (pictured below) along with a mini cream puff (delicious).

  • overall: pastries are their specialty and you will not be disappointed with anything you get.  presentation is amazing even the carry out boxes!
  • parking: both locations have ample parking.
  • service:  everyone is uber friendly and are happy to explain what each pastry is.
  • ambience:  clean. casual. spacious.

Carrara Pasteries | Moorpark

Carrara Pastries
476 W Los Angeles Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021

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28914 Roadside Dr
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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7 04, 2014

East is East | Vancouver, BC

By |April 7th, 2014|Canada, Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Food, Travel|0 Comments|

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we hung out at east is east with chelsey since this is one of her favorite places.  we were stuffed after our chinese food gluten fest at the peaceful restaurant.  so we came here to just have some chai tea.

cute place.  earthy, comfortable decor. extensive chai menu.

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i went with the almond milk chai tea. hot and soothing.  kyle went with the mango smoothie… umm. it was unexpectedly delicious and refreshing.  i would drink this over and over.

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great place to just hang out on a lazy weekend!

East is East
4433 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V 3R2
Canada
Neighborhood: Riley Park

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6 04, 2014

Camping | Leo Carrillo State Park

By |April 6th, 2014|California, Friends, Life, Travel|1 Comment|

our camp trip… for cj’s birthday! glad you were born, brah.

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tents, costco package of hot dogs, beer, smores, lots and lots of firewood, amazing friends… equals an amazing weekend.

i love you guys.

6 04, 2014

Meat & Bread | Vancouver, BC

By |April 6th, 2014|Canada, Food, Travel|0 Comments|

Meat & Bread | Vancouver Meat & Bread | Vancouver

we were walking around in downtown vancouver and came across meat & bread.  it was so flippin’ cute, we had to try their sandwiches as a “light snack” before dinner.

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relatively small menu.  we got the two sandwiches that everyone raved about:

  • porchette ($8)
  • meatball ($8)

solid sandwiches. solid.  the bread is great.  both sandwiches had great flavor.

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presentation is awesome. each sandwich is served on a cutting board with a little bit of mustard of you want to dip.

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the meatball sandwich was great (mmm meatballs).  the best part is that the sandwich did not fall apart or get overly soggy.

Meat & Bread | Vancouver

  • food:  good sandwiches! i would definitely recommend this place. simple, solid menu.
  • ambience: decor is awesome. white subway tiles, wood tables, black accents, high ceiling, lots of natural light. super cute.
  • overall:   if you are looking for a good lunch spot, i would go to meat & bread.  the sandwiches are on the smaller side… so make sure you get sides if you are on the hungry side.

Meat & Bread | Vancouver

Meat & Bread
370 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2N4
Canada

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31 03, 2014

Lemonade | Studio City, CA

By |March 31st, 2014|Food, Photography, Restaurants|0 Comments|

Lemonade | Studio City

i was so excited when they announced that a lemonade was opening up in studio city!  it is one of my favorites!

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concept: healthy cafeteria style.

keep in mind that lemonade is one of those places that has a handful of solid dishes that you just have to know to order… the other dishes that are way too healthy are not for everyone (like me. i’m just not a beet dish person). my go-to:

salads:

  • pineapple chicken, green beans, coconut, jalapeño, jerk dressing (my favorite)
  • cauliflower, golden raisins, almonds, curry
  • avocado, cherry tomato, pine nuts, lime
  • butternut squash, brussels sprouts, red flame grapes, almonds

braises:

  • meatball (only if i feel like i need something substantial)
  • jamaican jerk chicken

protein:

  • pineapple chicken

my normal order is two portions (two salads) ($6). if i am starving, then i get two salads and a braise ($13) or a protein.

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jamacian jerk chicken (above).  pineapple chicken (below).

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  • ambience:  casual.  keep in mind this is cafeteria style.  pointing out that there is always a line here at lunch/dinner. good thing it moves quickly.
  • parking: metered on ventura blvd.  good luck.

Lemonade
12401 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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