January Inspiration

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This past weekend I was lucky enough to have my best friend and cousin Sophie in LA. We are both complete foodies so the weekend revolved around going to new places that we’ve been wanting to check out in LA. Not only did we check off three restaurants on my “to go” list, but she helped me add some decor to my bedroom (she’s an expert and has a great eye).

Our weekend started off by going to a fun Venice restaurant called Gjelina for dinner and much needed catch up time. We ordered several dishes to share and one stood out as the absolute best: the meatball appetizer. The meatballs came in a delicious tomato sauce with some toasted bread to accompany it. It is a must- get if you are going to Gjelina.

New Wall Decor

New Wall Decor

The next day, Sophie helped me add some fun decorations in my room. She is an absolute genius when it comes to home decorating (check it out on her blog).

After a morning of decorating we indulged in some tea and macaroons from Bottega Louie. Sophie is staying in downtown LA so I knew this was my chance to try a few restaurants that I haven’t had the time to try downtown. Bottega Louie is one of them, so of course we had to stop by during her visit!

Macaroons and Tea from Bottega Louie

Macaroons and Tea from Bottega Louie

That evening we went to Baco Mercat, which is also downtown. It is in a really cool building and the restaurant has a very laid back, fun vibe. We loved the slow cooked lamb and cous cous dish.

Baco Mercat- courtesy of their website

Baco Mercat- courtesy of their website

To top off this incredibly great weekend, a few friends and I were able to attend my favorite bloggers garage sale, Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. It was so fun look through the sale and seeing her style from the blog come alive. We also snagged a picture!

Meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

Meeting Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

I wish all weekends could be like this one! After trying all these renowned LA restaurants, experiencing Sophie’s artistic eye and meeting my favorite blogger, I am filled with inspiration and cannot wait to try some new recipes and DIY projects this week.

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