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My friends and I decided to take a road trip to Los Angeles, CA for 3 nights.

Day 1

We left the house at 4 AM and grabbed breakfast. After a six hour drive, we finally arrived at Los Angeles! First stop was Lemonade on Ventura Blvd for lunch.

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I love palm trees!

IMG_1514Lemonade (12401 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604)
IMG_1516My friend suggested the watermelon rosemary, which was super good! Highly recommended.
IMG_1518Our original plan for the day was to go to Bronson Canyon hike and take picture with the Hollywood sign, but we were all pretty exhausted. So we didn’t do much.

Day 2

Second day in the city of angels! We decided to explore the city of Santa Monica for this day. Our first destination was Urth Caffe, which is definitely worth the hype.

IMG_1549What I got: Portobello Panini & Japanese Tea Latte
IMG_1552My friend’s dish: Poach di Parma
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After lunch, we stopped by Buffalo Exchange for some shopping! Best thrift store ever. I found a very soft black t-shirt dress.
But we couldn’t stop after one store. We headed over to 3rd Street Promenade for some more shopping!

IMG_1556What we had for dinner~
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It was a bit different than your  traditional Japanese ramen. For this particular dish, you dipped the noodles into the broth then eat it. Kind of like soba noodles.IMG_1568

Day 3

We visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). It was awesome!

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The yellow strings aka noodles…

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Some paintings I liked…

Then off to Venice Beach with some cucumber mint lemonade!
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At the beach, my friend may or may not have been injured… Yikes!

Day 4

Our trip was almost ending. We packed up our things and left to the Grove for more shopping and our last meal at the Short Order. What a bittersweet ending!

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For me, this LA trip was a huge success! We were able to visit, eat and see things we wanted to do, yet we had our spontaneous moments. I also couldn’t have asked for a better group of friends to go travel with.┬áRed bull heart attack, middle-of-the-night-screaming, late night card games, etc… This trip was definitely the highlight of my summer of 2014!

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Palm Trees

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