Hello! How’s it going? How was your lil weekend?
Mine was randomly exciting. I didn’t expect to do anything and ended up getting surprised with an invite to do that sailing thing yesterday and today Ben and his friends were in from out of town and wanted to meet up for lunch.
They are big foodies so we went to the best ramen place in LA. It’s actually in Gardena, but close enough. I kept calling it Hakuna Matata, but it’s Hakata Ramen – look it up if you’re into that sorta thing.
You order a bowl of ramen and some of them come with side options. Then, you order the toppings. I got the “L” which comes with salad and fried rice. I also got a poached egg on the side.
One of the girls at lunch mentioned hiking and before I knew it we were changing in the car and on our way to Temescal Canyon to hike! It was pretty, but the hike was surprisingly challenging – that is partially because it was HOT and we were full of ramen noodles.
I was doing my Run Eat Repeat pose and suddenly everyone wanted to join me! Ha! These are my new favorite people.
A hike in 90 degree weather earns ya some shaved ice! We were talking about this place that has a rep for being the ‘best shaved ice in LA’ (see a theme here – these people do their research) – Blockheads.
So, I was expecting shaved ice like a raspado or something but this is nothing like that. It’s a cross between shaved ice and ice cream – snow cream. The result is light and flaky pieces of sweet cold goodness.
The cups are HUGE, but this stuff is very light and goes down easy. We all ate them and considered getting another!
Luckily seconds were vetoed in favor of foot massages. Seriously.
Then, we had some time to kill at the mall before dinner. And your local Monican happened on Nordstrom. I really want to rock the headband look, but everyone said I just look like a flapper.
Question: What was the BEST thing you ate this weekend?
Me – shaved ice, shaved ice, shaved ice.