This weekend was just what I needed. After fighting Coachella lung -aka a gnarly sinus infection- all week, I was itching to get out of the house but also wanted to take it a little easy. Friday night Steve took me out on a dtla date night. We started off at Buzz for flight night which is always a hit. It’s only ten bucks and you get to try out 6 or so microbrews. It’s also a fun place to hang out, and only a few blocks away from our place- major bonus.

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After some brews we went and tried out Colori Kitchen an Italian restaurant nearby. The food was decent but the service was suuuper slow! I’m usually not one to complain but I literally think we waited for an hour and a half to get our food. Thankfully we weren’t in a hurry and enjoyed some beverages and conversation while we waited. When our order finally did came they comped our drinks and dessert so it all worked out in the end. Needless to say we were a little buzzed afterwards- thus the awkward elevator selfie below that I find hilarious.

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Saturday we celebrated my dear friend Lauren’s birthday. A group of us ladies took a limo and went wine tasting drinking in Malibu. It was GORGEOUS out and we had a ball picnicking and chatting as us ladies do. The time and wine flew by and we took the limo to Santa Monica for dinner at another little Italian joint, Fritto Misto. The boys met up with us there with yet more wine. Let’s just say the photo at dinner is appropriately blurry. Fritto Misto is delicious and it was so fun celebrating our friend and catching up with everyone. Afterwards we went to West 4th and Jane for a nightcap and some Connect Four before heading home well before midnight. Wine will do that to you! weekend round up 4 21-6

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Sunday I got the chance to catch up with Shawna who was in town for work. We had a yummy brunch with fun champagne cocktails at The French Garden, a cute outdoor French bistro downtown that I had been wanting to try.  Afterwards we crossed the street to Bottega Louie for some treats. It was also CicLAvie , an annual event where they block off streets from Downtown to Venice for bikers and pedestrians. The path went right down our street and it was nuts to see thousands upon thousands of bikers cruising the streets all day. Pretty cool! It definitely put the itch in Steve and I to go out and finally buy some bikes of our own! Well done weekend, you rocked.

love and candy,