Saturday, November 19

Weekend in LA: The Last Dinner and the Long Drive Home

We wanted to hit the beach after Balboa park and the Rose Garden, but after going to several different beaches, we realized that we didn't have enough time. There was still a 6 hour drive left to go home and I had work the vest next day. So, we ended our trip at a fancy restaurant.

I shared an octopus and shrimp pasta in marinara sauce. It was good, but it was also one of those things that still don't justify the price. 

 

Friend got a simple pasta alfredo. I heard it was too salty. 
 

Things always look more beautiful when you're tired and leaving a good weekend. 
 

Random fact: that truck was border protection. 
 

31 comments:

  1. Seafood pasta looks yummm!! Have a good weekend! xoxo
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  2. Yummy, it looks delicious!
    Aw, thank you so much for your compliment, you're so sweet!
    Enjoy the warm weather then ^^

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  3. Agree Aki! Sometimes expensive doesn't always equate the best. I've never had octupus. I really must try it. Sorry your friends dish was too salty. Yuck!
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  4. well when you are hungry everything tastes great.. lol. Anyway, I have a secret wish to taste that pasta. YUM

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  5. thanks so much for visiting my blog! you have a lovely blog. great photos and features. :) i absolutely love octopus... lol.

    have a great reset of the wknd!

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  6. it's 1130 pm and now I want pasta. Thanks, Aki. Thanks. Too bad the pasta wasn't SUPER delish. I hate it when I pay too much for mediocre food. Bleh.

    ♥ laura
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  7. The food looks really good :D (By the way, I got my belt from my mom)

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  8. Hope you had fun in your trip ;) that pasta looks tasty!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog <3
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  9. Looks good, reminds me, I need to take my girlfriend out to lunch at our favorite pasta restaurant sometime soon.

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  10. Your drive home looks amazing, that beautiful sky!!!

    I am planning to do some road trips over Christmas, I do so love just driving along enjoying our gorgeous world. :)


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    Addie
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  11. the food look yummy

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  12. That first dish looks seriously beyond delicious...especially since I haven't hardly had anything all day and am starving!

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  13. That food looks delicious!!


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  14. That food looks way too good to eat. Like, I could eat it all right now. Not kidding.

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  15. what restaurant is this? looks delish! xx

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  16. oh my goodness, that seafood pasta looks delicious! i'll have to check out that restaurant!!!

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  17. i always find that pasta is over priced wherever you order it. every time i order pasta, it's always just "alright." i guess i just haven't found a decent pasta spot! mb in italy i'll have better luck lol!

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  18. The pastas look so good. ^^ Too bad it didn't end up tasting that good.

    Driving on that road seems awesome. *_*

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  19. hmmm that's a great dinner!!!
    I love LA! i wish i could go back there ASAP!

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  20. what a great way to end the day. the food looks divine. super excited I stumbled across your blog. totally following. If you get second, I'd love if you'd check out mine. It's all about the adventures of a east coast girl turned LA stylist. thanks, love. xo

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  21. Those photo's are beautiful,with those mountains in the background,great sight after along days travel. The food looks gorgeous,don't know if Id be brave enough to try octopus :D
    Thanks for your lovely comment,hope you have a lovely day x

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  22. Aww great photos, your ish looks yummy, my housemates have just recently gotten into cooking octopus. I'm sorry to hear your friends dish was too salty though!

    Sarah
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  23. it looks so yummy! i love octopus and shrimps!

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  24. You literally just made me hungry! That pasta looks delicious! :) I gotta go and take my lasagne out of the freezer!
    Oh, and I'd kill for warm weather right now, you know. I can smell snow coming, seriously.
    Thanks for the comment! :)
    xoxo

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  25. That looks good but the amount is too little for people with biggg appetites haha! :)

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  26. wooow wooow so much good food and beautiful scenery!

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  27. i loveee balboa park!! hope you had fun!

    xo's

    - teeney

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  28. SassyUptownChic - Octopus has a strange texture, but I'm a fan.

    laura - I'm always offended my mediocre food.

    Lauren - ... EAT. Don't go all day without eating.

    Sarah - Cooking octopus? Now that's impressive. I have no idea how to go about that.

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