Friday, January 4, 2013

Urban Explorer

Playing: Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen
Reading: My APUSH textbook
Over holiday, I spend most of my time trying to get out of my hometown and my preferable destination is Los Angeles. Not only due to the fact that Los Angeles has better Japanese food than where I live, but also because I feel happier outside of my town. One of my favorite destinations in Los Angeles is Little Tokyo and my last trip there brought me to Wakasaya, which serves up fresh seafood bowls. This time I ordered it with maguro (tuna), ikura (salmon roe), and chopped salmon. Although the salmon is a bit dry, it tastes amazing and has a sweet undertone, making it one of my favorites at Wakasaya.
I was quite excited to see that a macaron store, Lette, opened right across from Wakasaya. I shared these with my brother, since they are too expensive to justify buying multiples of each flavor. We chose Raspberry, Coconut, Passion Fruit, Orange Blossom, Rose, and Violet. Passtion Fruit was by far the best, while Orange Blossom left my brother and me feeling rather ill. If you're to try out the macarons, I suggest ordering the fruit flavors instead of the flower ones.
Since it was rather cold that day, I have a stupid look on my face, but please excuse that and focus on the beauty that is the city. Also, I rather like my outfit and I wore this outfit with the exception of different collared shirts for three days in a row. Here I'm wearing a Zara blouse, a Hawkings McGull sweater, a Burberry Prorsum purse, BDG jeans, and Divided by H&M creepers.
It was my first at Whimsic Alley that day, so I went nuts over the wands and I kept on telling my dad I needed one ASAP. He wasn't feeling it, so my brother and I grabbed some butter beer like good muggles and I satisfied myself with a Slytherin sweater just because Gryffindor is so mainstream. If you're a Harry Potter fan, Whimsic Alley is a must, but it's pretty much a fantasy nerd's dream with stuff from Twilight, The Hunger Games, Dr. Who, and Lord of the Rings.
Los Angeles truly is such a lovely city and I got a chance to photograph a bunch of it during the drive home and to Whimsic Alley. Unfortunately, the photos aren't as clear as I would've liked them to be, since we were driving at around 60 mph, but they're still quite nice to look at. If you want to see more from my trip, click here. I'm planning on going back to Los Angeles tomorrow, so we'll see if I have another interesting blog post for all of you.


  1. ah these photos are really lovely! those macaroons look absolutely delicious

    hope you'll visit back

  2. nom nom nom that chirasi bowl looks yummy! ohh i wonder if that's the same company as paulette macaroons i love paulette macaroons the box looks similar.. but instead of just 'lette' it says 'paulette' in the same script.

  3. Thanks for the advice about macaroons. I want to have some really good ones some day but have yet to treat myself! I'll go for the fruit flavors when I do. :-)

  4. Mary Lee-Thank you! ^^

    Lisa-I believe Paulette Koumetz is the owner of Lette, so it's probably the same brand. Also, there's an apostrophe before Lette, so I'm thinking it's the same company. :D

    Becca-No problem! Hope you get to try some soon! (:

  5. Man the Japanese food in that
    bowl is sooo delicious looking
    I was so in a mood for sashimi
    today lol
    You should totally take me to
    LA someday c:


  6. LA is a great place !
    i spent my last summer holiday in LA too <3
    i wish i can go there again !
    btw nice blouse :P


  7. Great pictures and everything sounds so nice! haha "because Gryffindor is so mainstream", laughed so much, love that sweater! Whimsic Alley sounds magical, never heard of that before.

  8. Ice Pandora-If you ever visit the USA, I would love to take you to Los Angeles to explore. (:

    Veronyca Sufry-Thank you! I hope you make it back soon. :D

    Selina-You haven't? Maybe it's only here, where it's a big deal. All the Potter nerds go there! :D

  9. Ohh I love Paulett's (or Lette) macarons!
    I enjoy going to LA too for the better food!

  10. wooww LA is beautiful. Still one of the places that i really really want to visit!

    <3 macarons!!

  11. Oooh the macaroons look lovely :) xo

  12. prancing bee-Are there any flavors you recommend? That way I know what to get next time. :3

    mizzsandychau-Ooh, you must make it there one day! :D

    Jaz xo-Yup, they're so cute! ^^

  13. macarons are my addiction! mm they're so lovely!
    xoxo want to follow each other?

  14. irene Latoudis-Really? They'd be mine too, if they weren't so expensive. D:


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