I know you’re all sick of hearing about the bar — I’m sick of talking about it — but I WAS able to squeeze in (very small) pockets of fun throughout the summer.
The weekend after the test, I met up with my parents for a mini Conejo Valley IPA crawl of sorts. Our first stop was The Lab Brewing Co. I enjoyed their house DIPA and we all shared some candied bacon.
We headed to dinner at my very favorite place just down the street — Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie — for brews, chow, and to watch the sunset (my mom is also a sucker for a good one).
They didn’t have my fav beer of all time on tap (Cheseboro IPA) so I opted for my second favorite, the aptly titled Ladyface IPA. I also tried a sampler of a new IPA they offered – the Cataclysm IPA. This one wasn’t my style, it wasn’t hoppy at all.
Notice how the mountain looks like a woman’s profile? Imagine the woman is lying on her back…
And then my dad caught me in the act…
Also that weekend, I celebrated with my BFF Whitney at a bar down the street from her apartment called The Chestnut Club. Would definitely recommend.
When I haven’t been boozing, I was doing what I normally do (working out, obviously). On July 20th, I ran the Griffith Park Trail Marathon Relay with a team formed last-minute with some social media friends. When Tiffany reached out to me via twitter, there was no way I could say no, and I’m so glad I didn’t! We had a blast each running 5.25 miles through the super-hilly Griffith Park trails, and soaking up the morning. I would definitely do this race again.
On the team:
It was a great morning. I love doing relays because I love being surrounded by “my people” — meaning people who “get it.” These guys understand the compulsion to wake up super early on a Sunday to go run 5+ miles through hilly terrain with people you barely know. I am also so grateful for the power of social media connections for making this team come together!
The week before the bar, I heard about an event taking place at my favorite building on the planet – the Ritz Carlton/J.W. Marriott in DTLA. I dropped everything and RAN when Whitney wrote about a free yoga/mini-spa treatments event taking place at the Ritz spa. I got a hand massage and headed up to the rooftop for a short and very relaxing yoga session.
That about rounds out the fun things I did during the bar (I told you, it wasn’t a ton). I start my job in a few weeks and until then have a lot of downtime, so I’m trying to enjoy the relaxed schedule and do some fun LA-only events. Please drop a comment if you have suggestions on fun things I should do!