Happy Birthday to Cara & Nathan!

I got home around 5am from my trip to Sacramento. Then I got about 4 hours of sleep and had to get ready for a big Frozen themed birthday party in the morning! My niece, Cara, was turning 5!

And my nephew, Nathan, was turning 4!

There were a lot of fun activities for the kids like a Frozen bounce house, crafts, and games!

Cara was dressed up for this special occasion of hers!

Nathan was also dressed up with his Olaf hat. I think he may have had too much sweets on his birthday. It’s just a thought and observation.

Did you want to build a snowman? Evan sure did!

Instead of pin the tail on the donkey, the kids played pin the carrot nose to Olaf!

If you’re curious, that’s how the cake was made! It was absolutely delicious eating this homemade cake!

My little niece and nephew are growing up so fast. I just can’t believe they’re already four and five years old! Can someone stop the clock from ticking away so quickly? I had a lot of fun watching the kids being kids at the party. I can’t wait to see them continue to grow and share with them stories of when they were this young.

Urth Cafe & The Halls of LA

I was sensing a hipster night in LA, so my friends and I decided to hit up Urth Cafe for a late dinner. This was officially my first time ever trying Urth Cafe! I had to try out one of their most popular drinks which is the Spanish Latte. I wanted to stick with my usual vanilla latte but I was highly encouraged by my peers to get the hot Spanish Latte. Hot because you want to get the latte art in there.

My friend Apoorva and I both got the Spanish Latte with hipster latte art. There was a unique taste to this Spanish Latte where it’s a sweet in a different way compared to any general vanilla latte. This Spanish Latte has a sweet kicker to it.
Spanish Latte

We also shared a Panini Caprese that had mozarella, roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes, pesto and olive spread. It was a simple yet filling panini.
Panini Caprese

Derek got a Moroccan Mint Tea Latte with a Hello Kitty foam work. Derek looked pretty happy with his latte art.
Derek & his Hello Kitty latte.

Victoria got a vegetarian Sprout Sandwich that is filled with a lot of good veggies.
Victoria and veggie sandwich.

We were probably there past 9:30PM and it was still packed! After sipping on some hipster drinks and eating hipster food, we decided to just walk around some concert halls. We checked out the Ahmanson Theater. You can just stand there for awhile and simply be entertained by the water show.
Ahmanson Theater

We went over to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Oh man, that venue has a bunch of hidden spots of beauty. The garden reminds me of the forest scenes in Snow White. Perhaps the landscape is designed in relations to the Disney’s movies. Though it was quite dark when we were exploring the outside of the concert hall, it was still beautiful. I’d definitely like to see it in sunlight. (Sorry for the poor quality of the picture below. I forgot to bring my fancy camera! This was taken with my iPhone.)
Walt Disney Concert Hall Garden

After much exploration, we headed back home. Thanks Apoorva for joining me last minute to hang out in Los Angeles with Derek and Victoria. Thanks Derek for driving us around!

Run River North

Hey friends and strangers! I just found out that Run River North is performing at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney on Monday, January 28th! If you don’t know who Run River North is, then you might remember when they were formerly known as Monsters Calling Home.

I haven’t listened to their music for awhile especially since I was jamming to holiday music 24/7 since November. This is definitely a great time to get back to listening to everyday music of mine which includes Run River North!

It doesn’t hurt to see them perform again! Christina Perri is performing also that night. She’s known for her songs “Jar of Hearts” and “A Thousand Years” (I think that song was in one of the Twilight movies).


Before watching them perform, I’m thinking about checking out Earl of Sandwiches in Downtown Disney. Everyone’s been talking about this place for awhile and I heard they’re really good! I can’t wait for good food and good music!