This weekend had a little bit of everything: nightlife, day tripping, and the usual errands. I’m not much into staying out late anymore, but this was fun and more “mature” – we met up with some people from my friend’s new office job.
Friday night was my friend’s work party. She started this week and hadn’t met anyone yet. They held it at the MARVELOUS The Federal Bar, an old bank turned restaurant and bar!
Upstairs was huge – a long bar where the tellers must’ve been, tall tables with stools, and then booths.
The private party was held downstairs and the food was set up in the old vault. They served MARVELOUS food: salmon, chicken, brocollini, salad, and new potatoes, cheeses, and I got 3 drink tickets – I got champagne.
In the vault is a door to an old speakeasy!
We played Blackjack and I learned to play craps, and received raffles for prizes. I won a… breakfast basket. It wasn’t a very good basket, but I still won something.
Saturday was Unique LA, a holiday show that features local artisan goods and edibles. I love seeing all the creativity and MARVELOUS creations.
On my way home, I stopped by The Pizza Press for a late lunch/early dinner. The location is hard to find, embedded between some motels. The pizza was MARVELOUS though – I built my own with sausage, salami, artichokes, pineapple, onions, and roasted red peppers.
I was tired and decided to stay home, drink wine, and finally watch “Despicable Me.” It made me laugh and cry!
I considered going to the Rose Bowl Flea Market on Sunday but didn’t want to make the drive. Instead, I ended up doing what I usually do on Sundays: shop.
TJ Maxx was my first stop. I love it during the holidays – they have so many good things!
I don’t eat many doughnuts but when I do, I go to Sidecar Doughnuts. It was on the way and they had new flavors.
Has this ever happened to you? I walked out of Whole Foods with a pint of ice cream & a bar of chocolate!
Despite all my extravagant & MARVELOUS food purchases (not pictured), I made a mid-day green smoothie for lunch.
Afterwards, I headed over to visit family… they wanted to go shopping too.
What was MARVELOUS about your weekend?
What kind of shoes do you wear on a day-to-day basis?