Adventures · Restaurants

Bottega Louie, Los Angeles

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Take a look at these BIGNEEEETS! drool* These soft, fluffy, sugary balls of goodness are hard to not devour in minutes within getting your hands on them. My best friend and I decided to be a little touristy and head downtown to get some good eats and look for some artwork around LA today. What a beautiful spring day to walk around, hitting a high of 80°F with some strong winds (which was not too great haha). Our first stop was at Bottega Louie where I purchased these yummy dough pastries, but if that’s not your thing, they have tons of other desserts. They are actually pretty known for their different variety of macarons which are all such pretty colors. And if that still doesn’t sound appealing, they have a dine-in area for your savory needs, although I have yet to try it.

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Check out that chocolate hazelnut filling….

THE BLOC was our next destination where we searched high and low for WRDSMTH’s artwork. He is an LA based street artist who writes some pretty inspirational quotes, which usually comes along with his signature typewriter. I found some of them to be quite motivational and one of them in particular really resonated with me.

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A lot of the time I’m in a deep deep battle in my mind, wondering what I should be doing, how many people I know, how have I affected them, what have I achieved so far in life, where am I going, what am I doing for my future, why do my struggles seem so difficult, how come life can’t be easier, why aren’t I this and that etc… Millions of thoughts run through my head and I often compare myself to others, but this was a great reminder to continue to work towards being my only competition and that good things take time. It’s a reminder to be patient with others and to not be so hard on myself.

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Our last stop before heading home was a bit past downtown and is slightly closer to Santa Monica, Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle. We ate to our hearts content and filled our bellies with their famous dipping ramen (tsukemen). It’s a MUST try! The noodles are plentiful and thick. Plus they have a nice chew to it, and the dipping broth is pipping hot and full of flavor with pieces of bamboo and char siu (you can order it with a delicious soft boiled egg too).  5601D420-5C9E-46F9-8536-38999665C5EF.jpg

“What we think, we become.” -Buddha

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