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spring break in LA – 2015 style 4.0

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Happy weekend, people! So this is cliche, but where has all the time gone? We’ve been crazy busy and I’ll update you soon on what’s been going on, but in the meantime, it’s the final day of spring and I wanted to share these last spring break photos with you.  There are only a handful, but they’re a great reminder of the lovely time we had in LA and Catalina Island this year.  It’s especially nice to reminisce on the beautiful weather we enjoyed then, now that Phoenix has warmed up to the temperature of char broil.  This is Miss Daphne, my favorite little doggie.  She really lives it up when I come to visit, and I miss her sweet puppy snuggles!

Cafe Gratitude Green Tea and Shot

There are so many things I look forward to when I visit LA, and food is at the top of the list.  We’ve eaten at Cafe Gratitude a couple times now, and it’s probably my favorite.  Their menu is expansive, they have AMAZING vegan food, they present everything so beautifully, the atmosphere is like a meditation and it’s just everything wonderful about food that Phoenix hasn’t caught on to yet.  It’s tough finding vegan food here, but in California, they’ve perfected it.  This was part of a super relaxing breakfast one morning.  If I remember correctly, it’s a green tea latte and a detox shot (which both have really fantastic names on the menu that escape me right now!)

The Morrison LA California

Speaking of food, this really bad picture was taken at The Morrison in LA.  We spent a great night here, sipping drinks and munching on appetizers while Daphne enjoyed a selection off their doggy menu:

The Morrison Doggy Menu LA

Another not great picture! I love that LA is so dog friendly.  And due to that, Daphne has an amazing set of dog manners in restaurants.  She can go almost everywhere with us, and I’m jealous for Jones, who doesn’t get to enjoy belly rubs from as many strangers as he’d like living in Phoenix!

With that, I have shared all the highlights (finally!) from spring break in LA this year.  Cue the celebratory music, right? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to avoid the 111 degree heat that is currently our temperature here.  Wish me luck!

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PS. These are the other posts from this year’s spring break (here, here, here), last year’s  visit (here) and the year before (here)!

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