Hellooooo! After checking into the hotel yesterday, I power walked my happy butt down to Trader Joe’s. I was so glad Kevin was with me; Hollywood is a scary place! He got scotch, and I got sprouted wheat bagels for breakfast. We made it back to the room just in time for Kellan and Susi from PopSugar, Inc. to pick us up for activities.
We rode (in a Prius… so Cali) to Real Food Daily in Santa Monica to meet up with Willow and Stephanie of C & J Nutrition. Willow and Stephanie analyzed some of my regular meals and gave me some tips about nutrition. I couldn’t say there was too much new info, but they seemed very knowledgeable and super friendly. They also gave me a few tips on cooking fish, an admitted fear of mine. Kev and I split the Not-Chos. Since Real Food Daily is a vegan restaurant, the chips were covered with a delicious cashew “cheese” sauce instead of actual cheese. They were delicious!
Kevin and I had a few hours to walk around Santa Monica before meeting up with Kellan and Susi again for dinner. It was surprisingly chilly. I thought Southern Cali would be hot, hot, hot.
Yes, if you recall from yesterday’s post, I packed a lunch on the plane. So yes, the nachos were second lunch. My belly wasn’t loving the time change! I usually eat dinner at 6:30, but we were meeting for dinner at 7:30, which is 10:30 Eastern Time! I was glad for nachos, and I was excited for dinner. We ate at True Food Kitchen, another foodie dream. Susi took photos of all her food, which reminded me to do the same. I must admit, I felt a little silly doing it because she actually gets paid to do that sort of thing – I just really like food!
Dinner was great, but dessert was amazing! This was my first rhubarb experience, and lemme’ tell ya… it won’t be the last!
When Kevin and I were at TJ’s, we purchased a bottle of champagne to enjoy at the end of the evening, but when we got back to the room, we kind of just passed out. Travel is exhausting… especially in a tall pair of Steve Madden wedges.