I finally did something notable this weekend that I can share with you guys! Honestly how real time bloggers find the time and energy to do stuff consistently even though they sometimes have days worth of content is mind boggling to me.
I can’t even find the energy to do my makeup most days! This weekend was my uncles birthday and we were going to go out and celebrate. So I dressed up all cute, makeup all done up (even my hair was freshly washed and styled!) only to have plans cancelled!
Now I wasn’t going to waste a cute outfit and makeup by washing it off and getting back into my jammies! I was committed to doing something!
Ok I’ll get to the point now. No need to annoy you guys with my ranting. We went out to do some errands and decided to have lunch at Dumpling Inn / Shanghai Saloon. This spot is OG and it’s so good. I’ve been going there since before it became this happening spot. It used to be a tiny restaurant with only four or five tables! I didn’t take any pictures so sorry about that but take my word for it this place is amazing!
For dessert we went to MNGO Cafe! It is so cute on the inside, and they even have an adorable mange tree in the middle with seating which makes for a perfect instagram shot!
But what about the dessert! Did it meet my expectations! Well I had no idea what to expect because I have never had a Kakirogi before but you better believe it was incredible!
If you’re going to order one it is definitely something to split! Especially after just having eaten. It was a huge dessert!
Bottom layer of mango jelly topped with mango shaved ice, mango chunks. Cream to top it off and mango custard and mango syrup to add on as well! It was a glorious explosion of mango! Definitely worth every single sugary bite!
It sounds like the worst yet best Sci Fi eighties film. And it’s not completely wrong! This pizza shop in Oceanside looks like it is straight out of the eighties and it is absolutely incredible?
This place seems so out of place in this strip mall in Oceanside but let me tell you it is an absolute experience!
It’s alien theme transports you to Route 66, Area 51 or Roswell! The place is amazing and looks straight out of an eighties Sci Fi movie, old school arcade games included!
But is the pizza killer? OH MY GOD you bet! This is definitely not a fancy place by any means and you won’t find anything but your basics when it comes to pizza but it’s just so good you can’t help but gobble up every single slice.
How did I come across this place? Well my boyfriend is originally from Oceanside and apparently this was one of his childhood favorites. And I can definitely see why! The decor is a nerdy dream and who doesn’t love pizza!
I just had to tell you guys this story because it was just so incredibly funny. Now if you live in Los Angeles and have had an opportunity to go have brunch at the Rooftop at Waldorf Astoria you’ll know that it is absolutely delicious! And if you’re lucky enough to get a smog free day the downtown Los Angeles skyline is incredible.
So I said I had a funny story so let me actually get to that. We were having breakfast and having a grand ol’ time talking and being silly. Once I finished eating I noticed that I had a bunch of bugs on my blouse. I knocked them off my blouse not thinking anything of it.
Few minutes pass by and everyone starts noticing all these bugs on my blouse! Now, I’m the only one wearing a bright color everyone else is in black so either you couldn’t see the bugs on them or they just were attracted to my blouse.
We leave the table to go take some pictures on the other end of the rooftop but the bugs have followed me. They are actually swarming around my head and just all over me blouse and my pants. I must have looked crazy swatting these bugs and being unsuccesfful in getting rid of them.
My sister had taken her leftover pancakes in a to go box that was absolutely adorable! She left it on the coffee table while she was taking photographs. Was super excited to eat them the next day for breakfast. She calls me and my mom the next day to tell us that the bugs had gotten into her pancakes!!!! The poor thing!
Aside from being a funny story, I definitely recommend going to The Rooftop at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills. It’s absolutely gorgeous and delicious!
I cannot contain my excitement. I am finally going to the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic at the Will Rogers State Park in Los Angeles. If you know me you know that I am obsessed with Veuve Cliquot, and I have been obsessed with is since before it became the millenial drink of choice.
There is something simply so appealing about that green bottle with the yellowy orange label. Now it may not be on the same level as Kristal or Ace of Spades in terms of price but it is such an incredibly tasting champagne.
We are so obsessed with it that we have a “throne” for our bottles and the special edition canisters. Now the Polo Classic has been on my bucket list for a minute, maybe even since I started my Tumblr about a million years ago if anyone remembers me from those days. It is as big as going the Kentucky Derby!
Now there are different level of tickets that you can get. We got general admission which were $90 each because my mom didn’t decide in time if she wanted to go or not but there were Early Passes for $150 which included the glasses of champagne and some other things as well.
There are two other levels as well, the Rose Garden for $500 per person and the Grand Dame Garden for $1900 per person. Each level of course has its different areas which you can enter and include the bottle corresponding to the garden as well as the glasses.
Everyone I know who has gone say that it’s totally worth the price point, but I am not completely sold on it. We will see when I go how I feel about it, so stay tuned for the update. In the meantime though, if you are having major FOMO, the link is below to buy the tickets. Hope to see you there! Drop me a line if you do decide to go! Would love to do a meet up.
Post Veuve Clicquot
So here’s the scoop! General admission, is okay. You get better bang for your buck if you’re going to go for the Rosé Garden or the Grand Dame Garden.
Now obviously I got the general admission because I didn’t know what was up. If you buy Veuve at the grocery or liquor store you know yellow label is about $70. At the event they sell the bottles at $105. You have the option of food trucks as well so there’s some selection but once I did the math, i should have splurged on the other tickets. Not to mention the event was packed and really just for the gram! I went to go watch the polo match and didn’t even get to watch aside from a tiny bit at the beginning.
The lawn seating is obviously first come first serve so it is worth it to get there early as soon as it starts to get a good spot. Think the beach on a sunny day….absolutely nowhere to sit!
So here is the breakdown on the extra perks you get when you’re splurging on Rosé Garden or La Grande Dame Garden.
Admission $99. Rosé bottle $130. Rosé Riche glasses $25 each. Served gourmet lunch $100. Rosé Garden perks are worth the extra exclusivity that general admission doesn’t provide. It is much less crowded from what one can see on the other side of the field.
La Grand Dame Garden
At $1900 this is for the true polo lover! It has dedicated prime field seating. What does that mean? You’re more likely to be able to catch a shot of Nacho Figueras and his fine self! Or you might even be lucky enough to be in the presence of Julia Roberts in her iconic Pretty Woman dress as was the case for this year at the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Will Rogers State Park.
You also get a bottle of La Grande Dame 2008 ($200 value) and two glasses of La Grande Dame champagne during lunch. You get complimentary valet and priority boarding to the grounds!
When moms say they don’t want anything for their birthday…..don’t ever believe them! I mean it, never ever for any reason think that it will be okay if you just get her a card and some flowers for her birthday. She will whine about it without a doubt.
Now the problem with moms is you never really know what to get them and of course moms are never going to flat out tell you exactly what they want. So what I’m saying is pay attention and I mean real close attention when your mom likes something. Most likely she wants it bad but won’t buy it for herself.
About this birthday wishlist….I’m posting all of the things my mom is wanting currently and the things she’s been eyeing forever. Maybe this list will inspire you to listen more closely not only to what your mom says but anyone you’re trying to buy a gift for does. We’re so worried about what they will like that we forget to pay attention to the things that we know they like.