Unfortunately, my dreams of warm sunny days were thwarted by overcast, chilly weather. So boo on that. But, we did have a pretty fantastical time nonetheless and, if my spontaneity post was any indication, maybe a little too much food and drink.
Dress: Trina Turk
Belt: Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt
Shoes: Anthropologie Ylang Ylang Sandals
Sunglasses: Kate Spade
I'm not sure what it is with famous Chicago food chain entrepreneurs retiring in Southern California, but our first stop was the amazing Richard Walker's. A breakfast/brunch staple when we lived in Chicago, we absolutely had to make it out there. Their bacon is thick-cut and absolutely divine. But my personal favorite dish there is the Mandarin Orange Crepes. In fact, I wanted them so bad, I ate one before I could take a picture!
After brunch we made a tour of the Gaslamp district, wandering into shops and whatnot. We also stopped for drinks and snacks at various places along the way (thanks Yelp!) including the Tipsy Crow (which had absolutely stellar chips and blue cheese fondue), the Field, and the Neighborhood. And I have to say, the Neighborhood had the absolute best Steak Frites I've ever had. You've already seen this picture if you follow the blog, but it's worth another showing:
'Twas definitely a food filled day. We went back to the hotel full, happy and tired. Stay tuned for Part 2!
So tell me -- have you taken an impromptu trip? Where? How did it turn out and what did you do?
Thanks for stopping by!