Hope everyone had a LOVELY 3-day weekend! Mine sure was great. Sometimes all it takes is an extra day to recharge your batteries. Don’t you agree? Here are a few snapshots from my weekend:
[perused through the new Madewell catalogue!]
[ate lots of food, including tots, at First Friday in Venice on Abbot Kinney]
[also walked through a few galleries at First Friday]
[lunched at GTA on Saturday…my favorite!!]
[went back-to-school shopping…PS, is it ok to back-to-school shop if you aren’t a student?]
[attended my friend’s BEAUTIFUL wedding at the bel air bay club on Sunday]
[we had lots o’ fun at the wedding!]
[on Monday, we took the meaning of “labor day” very literally and did not labor at all…ate lots of pancakes instead]
Seeing as Gjelina is one of my favorite restaurants ever, I’ve been dying to test out their next-door venture, GTA (aka Gjelina Take Away) ever since it opened a few weeks ago. So after some much-needed retail therapy with mumsie and after saying goodbye to one of my best friends before she moves away to North Carolina for school (will missss you Sarita), boyfriend took me over to GTA for lunch.
Oh. my. goodness. If you live within a 50 mile radius (I take that back, a 100 mile radius!) of Venice Beach, GO TO THERE. I just had a simple turkey sandwich and a tomato salad but it was best turkey sandwich and the most delicious tomato salad ever. It’s so amazing what fresh, homemade ingredients will manifest into. Of course, by homemade, I mean GTA makes everything on property, from the bread to the pickled cucumbers on my sandwich.
So thank you GTA for making my Sunday afternoon a real treat. Oh that, and the fact that I was wearing a flowy maxi dress (from Anthropologie). That was a real treat too.