Weekend in LA

 Sunny and perfect Manhattan Beach!

Sunny and perfect Manhattan Beach!

Winter in Chicago is the real thing. Cold and gray, I was feeling a little down and in need of a recharge. Now I could blame it entirely on the weather but I want to be honest and admit that depression is something I've dealt with on and off my entire life, and I could feel it coming back. So spontaneously and last minute I decided to book a weekend trip to sunny Los Angeles when I saw there were flights that weren't completely unreasonable. One of the things I that helps with my depression is realizing I have to be nice to and take care of myself. I've always loved southern California and hope to move there some day. Every time I go back, my spirits are instantly lifted.

 Gelato and Angels in Manhattan Beach

Gelato and Angels in Manhattan Beach

Highlights of the trip: Driving along the coast to Manhattan Beach, lavender gelato, Beard Papa creampuffs, Laurel Hardware, delicious dinner at Cleo, meeting up with @eatswithanthony for brunch at Hart and the Hunter, FINALLY visiting the Urban lights at LACMA, and driving through Beverly Hills.

 Pho at Phorage

Pho at Phorage

 Avocado Toast at Hart and Hunter

Avocado Toast at Hart and Hunter

 Granola at Hart and the Hunter

Granola at Hart and the Hunter

 Earl Grey pie at Piehole and Hollywood stars!

Earl Grey pie at Piehole and Hollywood stars!

 Hello :)

Hello :)

 Urban Lights!

Urban Lights!

 Scallops at Cleo

Scallops at Cleo

 Deep thoughts at Manhattan Beach Pier

Deep thoughts at Manhattan Beach Pier

Definitely can't wait to come back, one weekend was definitely not enough! :)