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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Grand Opening in Larchmont Village

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is a one of a kind bakery with a sweet selection of baked goods. While they have a couple locations open around in California, they finally opened up a new one in Larchmont Village! (248 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004) Had a great time trying out pastries such as Green Tea Matcha Croissants, Strawberry Jelly Jam Croissants, Savory Danish’s with Bacon, and so much more. What I liked most about their pastries was that they wasn’t too sweet even though they had a lot of other sweet ingredients (such as the matcha, jam, chocolate, etc.) that were integrated. The pastries were light and crispy and most importantly I could tell they were extremely fresh. Next time you’re in town, I recommend that you stop by Mr. Holmes for a box!

Zero Degrees Co – The Travel Bottle Series

Have you heard of this new boba craze? It’s called Zero Degrees (@zerodegreesco) and they have two locations: Westminster and in the City of Industry. The beauty in their Boba Tea is that you can order them in cute containers like the *NEW* Travel Bottle Series (@thetravelbottle),  Half and Half split cups (Yes, this means you can have two different boba drinks in one.), and even drink friendly Mason Jars.

This weekend they released the new Travel Bottle : a glass bottle with a beautiful location printed onto them. The travel bottle is to promote us all to travel more to new and wondrous new places!

And at the least you can have beautiful boba tea in a beautiful take home bottle to look at! Here are some of me and my friends pictures from this past weekend when we went to go visit!


(Photo Credit: @juliajverie) — “Obsessed 😍 with how pretty these boba drinks from @zerodegreesco are & how even prettier these glass bottles from @thetravelbottle are! Try to collect all the different locations! (Purple: Forbidden Horchata 💜 Green: Matchata 🍵)


(Photo Credit: @yukibomb) — “Rise and shine! The first 100 customers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to purchase The Travel Bottle get a FREE DRINK at Zero Degrees! Good luck! 😘@zerodegreesco @thetravelbottle #zerodegrees #thetravelbottle #series1tour”


(Photo Credit: @conniecyang) — “@thetravelbottle x @zerodegreesco collab this Sat-Mon (5/27-5/29) in Westminister! First 100 each day to purchase #thetravelbottle (Paris, NYC, SF, Chicago, Bangkok) will receive a free drink!! 😋💕 Thanks for hosting @paulsfoodhaul and @nonstopeats! #seriesitour #zerodegreesco #cyangfood”

Till our next venture!

xojverie

My Experience at the Museum of Ice Cream

Do you dream of ice cream? Well, if you do, you’re in luck because the Museum of Ice Cream is in town. More specifically, in Los Angeles, CA.  I’m sure you’ve seen these ice cream photos all over your social media feed by now, but here was my personal take on the Museum of Ice Cream.

Located in Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles (2018 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021) You’ll notice, in the dark and dull district there is a new bright shining pink building. You just can’t miss it. They provided a paid valet parking lot right in front of the entrance of the museum.  After parking we had to wait in line to get in the museum in groups of your allotted time slot. As you walk into the museum you are greeted by the many workers in Forever21 ice cream dad hats, that guide you through each room. Some give you ice cream samples while others say puns and catch phrases. Every room was a great opportunity to take snaps for your Instagram.

As you first walk in you get to a room with nothing but pink phones that if you pick up tell you your “mission” type of recording.

You are then led to a room with a neon heart light and sorbet background.

In the next room we were given our first sample of ice cream. I think it was a sort of vanilla from Mc Connell’s Ice cream. You can also go to “ice cream hollywood” here and go on a tiny trampoline.

Grab your buddy and take a swing on these swangs in this banana themed corridor. They even smell like bananas! #scratchandsniff

Which after you enter the double color blocked room with hanging pink and yellow bananas. If you haven’t already thought of a perverted thought as soon as you enter this room. We probably can’t be friends. Cause this shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

Be prepared for the most mint-y puns you’ll probably ever hear in your entire lifetime in this green house. Personally, it was too “pun”-ny for my liking. All I could keep my eye on was the freezer the worker stood by. You get half of a mint chocolate chip mochi ice cream here.

This employee was my favorite guy in the entire museum. The gummy bear man!!! He had a ice cream scoop to give you handfuls of delicious tiny gummy bears.

Then we got the to part we had been anticipating the most. THE SPRINKLE POOL! It felt really nice laying there in the pool of sprinkles. It was a very zen like feeling, probably the next best thing to actually floating in a pool of water. Make sure you don’t eat them, they are not real. Also be prepared to find sprinkles all over your body, hiding in your pockets and clothes. The sprinkles were like glitter. I found sprinkles in my car, at work, in my living room for the next three days.

Off to the black ice cream room! Immediately I thought “Omg these aesthetics…. are SO ME!” I heard that these were charcoal ice creams so I was very very excited to eat them. Sadly they weren’t really ice cream but instead charcoal flavored cookie dough that tasted kind of salty (like play dough) that I immediately spit out and threw away. Woody really enjoyed them though, I guess it just depends on the person.

I came in like a ice cream sandwich wreaking ball in the last room. (I know, Julia why are you so extra?! — Whatever man, thats what this museum’s all about.) The final sample were pink pancake ice creams. I love the ice cream, but the pancake was…. salty and weird. Again it tasted like cooked play dough.

The conclusion:

  • There was not enough ice cream samples compared to what I thought I would be able to eat. The portions were all super tiny aside from the final ice cream sandwich.
  • The museum was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. Very small art installation rooms.
  • Everything was decorated so desirably, which are perfect for taking pictures for your Instagram.
  • I loved the “timed” tickets. I never felt like there weren’t any un-wanted people in my pictures. I got really good shots without anyone in the background. Even though the museum was sold out, I didn’t feel rushed or like that there were too many people there. It was spaced out perfectly.

Till next time!

xojverie

Stumptown Coffee Roasters DTLA

Stumptown Coffee Roasters (Coffee) – DTLA Arts District
806 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(855) 711-3385


(“I Woke Up Like This” Mug from Urban Outfitters, Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee Growler $16)

“Stumptown Coffee Roasters are very well known for their Cold Brew Coffee. Stumptown starts with the highest quality of coffee and cold brew it without heat for over 12 hours and then use a double filtration process to procure the end result: a complex, smooth and full bodied brew with low-acid and a chocolate finish. Feelings of invincibility and euphoria are likely to follow.”

Cafe Gratitude – LA Arts District (Dine LA)

Cafe Gratitude (Vegan, Vegetarian)
300 S Santa Fe Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90013
213) 929-5580

“Café Gratitude is a collection of 100% organic plant-based restaurants specializing in gourmet cuisines. They have created a menu and environment that supports health and sustainability for both our community and the planet. They practice business through a term they call “Sacred Commerce”, where they provide inspired service, honest and transparent communication, and express gratitude for the richness of our lives.”

Juice Crafters in Downtown Los Angeles

Juice Crafters DTLA
702 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 689-4555

TGIF! What can go wrong when you start your day with a berry Acai bowl and a real coconut with a mini umbrella on it?

Acai Bowl – Brazilian Super Blend  ($8.95) : acai, guarana, almond granola, banana, strawberries, and coconut flakes.

xojverie

HopScotch in Downtown Fullerton

Hop Scotch
136 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone:(714) 871-2222

Berry berry granola yogurt parfaits with strawberry beer? It was the perfect pairing for Sunday “brunch” I suppose you can call it brunch… hahaha.

Strawberry Beer (14 oz. Fruii/Belgium. 4.1% alcohol) for $9

 

xojverie

The Cliff Restaurant & Laguna Beach

The Cliff Restaurant
577 South Coast Highway, in Laguna Village,
Laguna Beach, California

Phone: (949) 494-1956

Laguna beach is one of my favorite places to be. Places like Huntington or Seal Beach are so dull and dirty looking. Where as Laguna actually has pretty clear water with really nice scenic views. The highway PCH long the side give a nice drive and view. I absolutely love how if you drive a little farther down past newport towards laguna, there are far less people on the beach. We were practically on the beach alone. Which is how I like it. Quiet and serene.