I’m still on a high from last weekend. I spent 24 hours with my girlfriend. Without any kids! It was exactly what I needed to restore my patience. Me time is good for the soul. I will admit to crying a few tears when I left them on Saturday morning. It was my first night away from Sybil and one of only a handful of nights I’ve spent away from Lawson (including 3 nights after Sybil was born).
We only had a little over 24 hours and made the most of it. We started off with brunch at Joan’s on Third. I was too excited to take any photos, but the bran muffin was a definite highlight. After brunch we wandered a couple of blocks to Credo. They have a fantastic selection of clean beauty products, including my go to skincare line.
After trying an embarrassing number of times, I finally managed to parallel park. Why is that a skill I have not retained??? Next we stopped at Moon Juice. I’ll be honest, I’m not sold on the benefits of their products but it was fun to look around.
Last year we visited LA and I had the absolute best iced tea I’d ever had. It was a special of the day, but luckily they still made it! I had been dreaming about it for a year. I’m telling you, the peppermint honey milk iced tea is where it’s at!
There are a few fun walls to take photos along Melrose and we took advantage of all of them (although we skipped the famous pink wall since we’d done that last year). It was nice to take our time and wander in and out of stores. Usually I’m sweating pushing a double stroller and trying to calm crazy kids!
After our feet were sore, we hopped in the car and headed to Venice. After a quick stop at Cuyana (one of my favorite brands) where I almost picked up this cashmere scarf, we both saw The Butcher’s Daughter at the same time and immediately put our name on the waiting list. It didn’t disappoint.
With our bellies full, we headed to Santa Monica to check out The Detox Market, another clean beauty store. I got a gift card for my birthday and had fun checking out all the possible ways to use it. This Vintner’s Daughter serumVintner’s Daughter serum is high on my list of potential purchases.
We stayed at the Le Meridien Delfina and I’d highly recommend it. It’s a good location a few blocks from the beach. The rooms are spacious and modern. A glass of red wine in their front lounge area was the perfect spot to relax after our day and before dinner at Tar & Roses. I wish I would have gotten a photo of the fried cauliflower and strawberry ricotta dessert. Sooo good!
Sunday morning we wandered 4 blocks to the beach to cross off an item on my LA bucket list. While the beach wasn’t empty, I did get a few photos that I really love. Afterwards we headed to Urth Caffe for brunch before heading home to hug on my little luvs!
I cannot stress how important it was for me to get away. With two little ones, life is crazy and I don’t often put myself first. Time away is good for all of us. A huge thank you to my girlfriend for recognizing I was desperate for a break and my luv for taking on solo parenting duties while we were away.
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