Flower Child

Today we said we will start being healthy: reality hit – just a little over 2 months until Summers birthday and we are planning on spending the day on the beach, therefore we need to look good! I mean, I’m gonna be taking a million pics and want to be able to look back at them without wanting to cry at myself!

So now we are going to make better choices on what we eat. Thank goodness the end of Peppermint mocha frappucinos (yum) will be off all the menus!

Mark and me were going to have driving lessons with my cousin Marv today and he lives in Santa Monica so we thought we would go to the shopping area early and get some lunch. On our healthy buzz I suggested going to Flower Child as I had been there before with Caroline and enjoyed it and Mark had never been. 

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So, in LA I think there are certain ways you can eat when going out. There’s the all you can eat life – where you can get a burger with all the toppings you want and embellish it with all the sides with a side next to your side. Or you can go super healthy life – where everything you eat is Earth friendly and super fresh. This is THAT kind of place, where people go after their yoga session and discuss their latest retreats over arty coffees #latteart

Summer had fallen asleep so it actually felt like the old days when we would go out for lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Mark even managed to get the sketchbook out and trying out the new pens we had splurged on the day before ( who knew there were so many different types of black pens…apparently Mark did, and we had to test them all..all of them) 

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So the menu  at Flower Child is made of different bowls or main ingredients and then you pay a little extra if you want to add meat. I went for the two bowl option of spicy cauliflower and smashed potato and then added beef steak on top. If I had some gravy it would have been like a mini roast dinner! but it was still so darn delicious

Mark went for the already made up  “forbidden” rice, we weren’t too sure what red japonica  was but went for it anyway. In his words, you didn’t need the meat as it was already so tasty. So I’m guessing it was a big hit.

I started looking around and taking in the interior and noticed that everyone here had great style, you were even allowed to bring your dogs there. I spotted quite a few lil pups begging for food under the table. This place even have a place to “park” your yoga mat!

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It is slightly pricey, but the quality of the food is good so you can justify it, but think it might be just a special occasion or a nice place to take friends.

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Thanksgiving!

We spent 4 days in San Diego with my (huge) family for thanksgiving. So much happened and it was mainly revolving around food, but it was also the first time a lot of them had met Summer. Lots of face sniffing and squeezing involved.

 

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THE FOOD!! so delicious, mix of traditional American Thanksgiving food and Filipino food 

Here are a few highlights. I am so very thankful for them and their big hearts

  • Cameron (8) asking me if he can steal my bracelet as he’s a thief
  • All the nephews thinking Summer is a ninja and watching her on the baby monitor in case she escapes whilst she sleeps
  • Uncle Putoy’s margarita and the extra shots that accompany it
  • Driving Alee’s car really slowly around an empty car park and trying to stay on the right side of the road
  • Ryan’s heart melting whilst Summer burnt a hole into his soul
  • “Coming Of Beige”
  • Trying to do the mannequin challenge at a baptism
  • Auntie Yolly continuously feeding us with everything and soda
  • Justine and Summer having serious chats over their plastic bottles
  • Grouch the dog showing off his new beard haircut
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Justine!