Sushi in Little Tokyo LA

Two girls at work are pregnant. Ben’s sister is due in April. And today I went to a baby shower for my cousin Vanessa (also due in April). I’m getting pretty dehydrated over here because I refuse to drink the water Winking smileIMG_7159 (800x600)

Everything was decorated so cute! But you couldn’t say the word “cute” because it was one of the party games!!IMG_7168 (600x800)

Most of the decorations were made by hand – even the sign for her name, AutumnIMG_7172 (800x600)IMG_7171 (800x600)

I am on a big deviled egg kick and had two of these.IMG_7154 (800x600)

I had zero Smores Pops because I don’t like marshmallow. I mean, because it’s Lent.IMG_7156 (800x600)

I didn’t end up finishing my Whole Foods salad earlier (more because of rushing not because I wasn’t hungry!) and just added a few toppings and finished it off at the party. IMG_7185 (800x600)

We sat outside and enjoyed the gorgeous weather. It was 80 degrees today. God Bless CA.IMG_7176 (800x600)IMG_7180 (600x800)

While we played games my mom opened the favors and I ended grabbing a few mindlessly. I made her eat the rest of them as punishment.IMG_7187 (800x600)

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The cake was cute adorable!IMG_7198 (600x800)

I did have a small taste, but grabbed a protein bar instead. One of those fancy NuGo numbers – so good.IMG_7200 (800x600)IMG_7192 (800x600)

Vanessa awarding the “draw a baby on your head” winner! It was not me.IMG_7189 (600x800)

Ness and I grew up pretty close, spending the summers in my grandma’s pool for weeks on end. But now we live so far from each other we rarely hang out Sad smileSCAN0197

Aaand 20 years later… IMG_7190 (600x800)

BFE, but the mountains are so close and the air feels so clean!IMG_7204 (800x600)

Since I was in the neighborhood of my mom’s I made plans to have dinner with Susan. She’s one of my best friends, but we don’t hang out nearly enough. Susan took me to Little Tokyo in L.A. for sushi.IMG_7229 (600x800)IMG_7210 (600x800)IMG_7209 (800x600)

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We were super hungry and ordered one of everything. Okay, not really but close to it.IMG_7213 (800x600)IMG_7215 (800x600)

One of their specials was Pumpkin Tempura. YES, please! This was good.IMG_7224 (800x600)

The sushi was just okay though. Susan and I both thought it was a little squishy.IMG_7217 (800x600)

She also brought a container of vitamins from her holistic Mexican spa doc. Don’t ask. IMG_7225 (600x800)

We really had no idea how to eat the grilled rice cake and were laughed at. Luckily, I get laughed at a lot so it ain’t no thing.IMG_7219 (800x600)IMG_7221 (800x600)

After dinner we met up with our friend Davita (remember from the bachelorette party?) for drinks.IMG_0785 (800x600)

I didn’t get a pic of her, so here is a refresher… (read: good friend to party with).IMG_0706 (600x800)

I had a vodka tonic. The girls got Buddha beers…IMG_7231 (600x800)

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And I made a new friend with a hand ‘stache…IMG_7234 (800x600)

Thanks for dinner pageant queen pose Susan. Yoga next week?IMG_7232 (800x600)

Okay this post was long enough. I’ll catch you up on this mornings happenings in a few…


  1. says

    looks like fun!

    I FINALLY found a self serve froyo place, you are right..sooooooo good! I had 4 different flavors in my bowl. You know, just in case I won’t ever go back 😉

  2. Jenny says

    I looove your blog, especially all your running posts. Little Tokyo has great food. One of my fav things about LA. And btw, you look awesome in green!

  3. Emily says

    I’m not a kid person, so it’s pretty rare that I think a child is cute. But, um, a tiny red head in a sailor dress? Adorable.

  4. says

    ahhh cute baby shower stuff! im planning a friends shower and need ideas so i like to see what other people do. btw, sushi sounds SOO good right now. since we live in the mountains of colorado, there aren’t too many sushi places nearby :( sad.

    • says

      I hosted my sisters shower two weekends ago – One of the best things I thought I did was to get a hardcover children’s book and have all the guests write notes to the baby to be. That way when the child is read to and learns to read it can see how loved they are by everyone. :)

  5. says

    I love that little sailor dress too!
    I worked at a daycare awhile ago and 5 girls were pregnant! And I ended up leaving because I got pregnant too. I really do think there was something in that water…

    • says

      It was weird, like a thick piece of cheese but not salty. I don’t think we ate it right because we saw someone pick it up with the seaweed and take a bite.

  6. says

    Forgoing the cake for the protein bar? You.Are.My Hero.
    I need to get my stuff together and start making better food choices, STAT.
    Off to order these Nugo bars youre raving about. Must up protein!

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