Thursday, June 7, 2012

I Rather Be at the Mall

Playing: No More Love Songs-Lacrosse
Reading: Harper's Bazaar June 2012
Last Friday, my school had an early out for Memorial Day, which was originally created for Civil War veterans and then extended to anybody that had fought in a war. Interesting fact, there. Well anyways, for early outs I usually hang out with friends and bum around my town, but different groups of people asked me to hang out and then the plans fell through due to lack of rides, money, etc., so I went to South Coast Plaza with my brother instead.
We went to one of my favorite Italian restaurants, Nello Cucina, for lunch. To start off our lunch, we got an order of bruschetta, which was delicious. Served on freshly toasted bread and topped with shaved parmesan, it was absolutely wonderful. The parmesan was really a nice touch that I haven't seen at any other place.
For lunch, I got the Calamari Giovanni with Pasta in the red version, which was tasty, but the calamari was a tad too chewy. I really like how you can specialize any of your orders at Nello Cucina, if you ask politely. You can even order off the menu, if they took an old item off the menu and you want it. I usually order the cheese and pasta rolls with pancetta that's no longer on the menu, the actual Italian name is escaping my mind right now.
We crossed over the bridge to the main part of the mall, so that I could look at all the designer store. I love the glamorous window display at Gucci. Frida Giannini really created a strong collection for Spring Summer 2012 with the art deco look and the clean lines. That jacket is such a statement piece and is perfect for dressing up the simplest, all black outfit.
I love Burberry's all-white display and that trench coat should hop into my closet asap. It would feel right at home there. Also, look there's a sale at Burberry! Took all my will power to not beg my parents to get me something, even though I wanted everything. I need to save up my tutoring money, so that I can buy exactly what I want from here.
Whimsical umbrella chandelier at Baccarat is whimsical. Wouldn't it be so much fun to carry this around for your umbrella, when it rained? Of course, only if you didn't need to worry about breaking anything and about it being heavy...Although Baccarat leans towards the gaudy side of taste, I do like their whimsical, avant garde creations like the upside down floor lamp and their gothic chandeliers. They should be in Beetlejuice or in one of Tim Burton's other films. (Everything relates back to Tim Burton!)
Before we left, we wanted to grab something to drink from Antonello's Expresso Cafe. I really liked these sparkling juices from Galvania. They actually taste like fruit and are slightly sour, so very refreshing in my opinion. I definitely would buy these again, if I ever get the chance and I highly recommend these to you. Plus, they're organic, which means they're hopefully better for you than normal sodas.

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  1. Thanks for the random fact, do you live in the US? Because i find that there are a lot of events in the US like 4th July, thanksgiving etc and i never really understood them!!

    Wow that pasta looks like the ones you get in Italy! I never was a fan of pasta until I went Rome, since then no pasta in London has lived up to the ones in Italy!

    I love your bio, I too wanted to live in New York, but i think London will always be my home :) Are you visiting London for the Olympics? It's going to be chaos here, the transport is always in shambles! (Think twice before you decide to live here!)

  2. the food, THE FOOD. Oh my goodness, I am so hungry right now, why can't i just reach through the screen and...
    Looks all lovely. Still wishing I could have your life. <3

  3. south coast plaza is like one top 5 favorite malls of all time!!!!

    your lunch looks delicious and cheese and pasta rolls WITH pancetta?! that sounds AMAZE-BALLS!!

  4. Burberry's all white display is pretty awesome, sigh, if only I can keep my whites clean!!

  5. looks like we had a great time!! And the food looks delicious too! You have a lovely blog! It would be nice if you check out my blog! If you like it, can we follow each other? I'll follow you back for sure :)
    Have a great day!


    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico"

  6. the bruschetta looks amazing
    I've also never seen it topped with parmesan
    I've also never seen that type of sparkling juice but I looks really delicious :)

  7. I am super hungry now after looking at all the delicious food~ =D

    The designer stores are always looking glamarous~

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    love pictures on your blog :) very nice layout. clean and charming. love your blog.
    i am following you, would you like to follow me back? -:)

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  9. PinkOrchids-Unfortunately, I'm not coming over for the Olympics. This year I'm traveling to Spain! I personally love Pasta and I found the food to be more interesting and diverse in Venice/Florence than in Rome. And then I'll leave a comment on your blog explaining American holidays soon? (:

    bollykecks-Aww, what a compliment! I wish we could visit each other because I'm such a fan of your blog and I think we'd get along brilliantly! ^^

    Lisa-If you ever visit Southern California, I'll take you there and we can order it! Also, I've grown up with South Coast Plaza, so when I visit regular malls, I always think, "Where are my favorite stores? Where's Burberry?" I guess you could say CA has spoiled me! :'D

    PopChampagne-Same here! I always worry about staining my whites...D:

    Maria Flicka-Thank you so much! And the food was delicious! :3

    Chaitea-I now think that all bruschetta should be topped with some Parmesan! :D

    q0q0-Designer stores always amaze me with how glamorous everything can be. ^^

    Christian-Aww, I don't see you on my follower list. Maybe you accidentally pressed the wrong button? ;~;

  10. You seems to know
    all good food places
    girl! And you still
    look so fit and slimmm


  11. Ice Pandora-Gee, thank you! Haha, I should probably exercise more. You're really skinny too and you seem to eat yummy food! ^^

  12. Im hungry now meeeh >_<!
    Love the window displays, especially the chandelier one looks really cool

  13. ♥ Denise ♥-The chandelier is so beautiful, right? And whimsical!


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