foodie

Not So Slutty

The last time I visited Grand Central Market in DTLA was about 6 or 7 years ago. It wasn't quite what it has become today. The boyfriend and I decided to try out Egg Slut and so that is what sparked the long overdue visit. Egg Slut has been on my list of "must try places" for a short while now. I've heard only good things and was curious to see what all the fuss was about. I must say that I probably wouldn't wait in line again to eat there. It definitely wasn't slutty enough for me. I actually thought it was somewhat basic, over-rated and whatever. NGL, I was a bit disappointed. While we were there I stumbled across a little ice cream spot called McConnell's; they had some unique flavors and it saved the day haha. What do you guys think? Any other suggestions of places I should try? XO










Monday Funday?

Today was a very productive day. I woke up relatively early, and that is perhaps why I accomplished much more. I'm not a morning person; I'll lay in bed for as long as I possibly can. I went to two new places I've never been today, Cafe Midi and Graffiti. La Brea blvd is becoming a hot destination for shops and eateries. I loved that I could have lunch on the sidewalk (just like in Paris) and then walk into American Rag to do a bit of shopping, and then skip over to Graffiti for some coffee and down time. I enjoyed both places and thought that both environments were quite fun. What are some of your fav LA hangout spots? XO





Iphone Case // Milkyway Cases
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Jungsters day out

Finally got to visit the Anaheim Packing District with my lovely sister yesterday! As you know, I love me some food haha.. This place has such a great selection of food and sweet treats. It's a beautiful little hipster hang out. While so many of the places enticed us, we chose to have our lunch at The Kroft. I was very satisfied with their take on American comfort food. In an effort to save room in my belly so that I could try more goodies, my sister and I shared the short rib melt, the garlic fries and a cucumber mint lemonade. It was all delicious! I stunk of garlic for the rest of the day, but it was worth it. I wanted to try a crepe from Crepe Coop as well, but sadly after my meal, I was so stuffed. We couldn't leave however without trying Popbar! The line for this place remained long the entire time we spent there. I got watermelon half dipped in white chocolate with almonds and Jess got pistachio with milk chocolate and almonds. We were overwhelmed with all the flavors. I wanted to try them all. Jess and I liked the watermelon better than the pistachio, but still both were good. Can't wait to go back and treat myself to more deliciousness... XO


Meet my adorable nephew Everett ^



 Everett wants some ice cream :) He is just the cutest!










Rachel Rates It

Guess what! I finally did it, I got myself a gym membership. I 've probably told myself that I'm signing up for a gym membership everyday for the last year. I took my first Zumba class yesterday and boy am I sore today! Power to the chicks that go to the gym on the reg. Having said that, I feel terrible about presenting to you this most delicious food photo diary. I just can't resist; You must be aware of some of the yummy goodness I've been eating lately.

Blu Jam (Melrose location) : Hands down the BEST french toast I've had in a long time! The eggs Benedict was also so delicious. The food here is a great delight! The only negative is the wait for a table, as they are always so busy!  


The Hart and the Hunter:  Wow, the food is incredible! Featured here is the kale salad and the chicken cracklings sandwich, both were excellent. This place has a super small menu but delivers. I wont be surprised if it becomes one of my regular spots. 

9021 PHO (West Hollywood location) : Usually for pho you can go to any whole in wall and you'll be satisfied with what you get. I recently tried this place out, simply because of its proximity to me and I'm glad I did. I really love the broth they use for their pho. Awesome comfort food for a reasonable price. 

Kettle Glazed : This donut place has some good donuts. The maple bacon one is the best in my opinion. The donut featured is the pistachio cronut they only feature on Tuesdays. I didn't particularly love it so I prob wouldn't return for it. Although they do have regular cronuts as well that are pretty decent. I haven't found a good cronut in LA. If you have any suggestions, let me know I'd love to try em out! XO