She flew in late Saturday night and we took her straight to Manhattan Creamery! It's always a MUST after a long flight! We walked down Manhattan Pier afterwards to show her the ocean, but it was too cold to go play in the sand. It's still beautiful to walk down at night but you know how cold June can get!
The next day we had beach plans, but the weather did NOT cooperate! It was so frustrating because we were all so excited about our beach day. We had packed all our beach gear in the car and thought that by the time we finished lunch the sun would be out to burn the June Gloom layer of cold grey clouds, but no it only got colder the closer we got to the beach.
It's hard to explain June Gloom especially when January had its warm days and even our May Gray wasn't that bad this year. We try warning people, but I think we forget that it really happens until June arrives every year. I did have a Cakeball order that day and Monica helped me with it! Thank goodness because it was probably my most challenging order yet! We made Apple Cakeball Bouquets for Teacher Appreciation orders. Wanna see?
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We finished at 10am right when Ty walked in the door from teaching Children's Church. It was perfect timing! We got dressed and headed off to the beach for brunch! We walked out to the beach for a photo shoot (to prove there IS a beach) and then we had a great Brunch at Martha's. It is THE place to Brunch on Sundays so Monica got to meet our friends Sarah & Richard who were also eating there with a friend!
We shopped along Hermosa Pier and after we decided it was MUCH too cold to lay out we took a much needed nap and then had dinner at PF Changs before seeing Iron Man 2 on the IMAX! We hung out at Starbucks before the movie started and warmed ourselves up with warm teas and coffees! Thanks Starbucks! We needed that after our freezing cold day!
Monday was BEVERLY HILLS day! Monica had never been to Rodeo Drive so we had a blast walking through all the shops!
We had lunch at 9021-pho. It was Mon's first time to experience Vietnamese Pho! It is my & Ty's favorite dish!! The bowl was bigger than her head, but it was good. I wish we had ordered the non-meat one though because they added some weird meat ball things (beef balls in Vietnamese =) and they just looked weird. Veggie would've been less intimidating for a first timer! I think she liked it though!
Dessert was at Crumbs (which in my opinion is BETTER than Sprinkles!) for a huge and yummy cupcake. It was vanilla and chocolate filled with vanilla and chocolate and topped with cookies and brownies! We split one! Then we were off to our shopping excursion. She bought her hubby a Father's Day present at the Polo store and we felt SO COOL to be making a purchase on Rodeo Drive!!
The AMAZING (totally healthy) caramal + some apples! I'm craving another one right now!!
Her last day...Wednesday. She was to head home around 3:30 that afternoon, but we wanted to squeeze in some HOLLYWOOD action before that.
We drove there and started on our journey through the street of Hollywood.
We saw tons of stars and the Grauman's Chinese Theater where all the handprints/footprints of the stars were. We hit up Zara for some last minute shopping - I LOVE that store! After our shopping it was time to find some lunch (we were starving) and head home to get her stuff and head to the airport.