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Monthly Archives: August 2012
As a bit of self-proclaimed foodie, before going on holiday, I made sure I did my research to find some great ‘go-to’ places for meals. On one of my favourite blogs, Cupcakes and Casmere, Emily recommends the cafe Clementine as a fab place to grab lunch or to “meet a friend”. So when we randomly drove past Clementine’s one afternoon in LA we felt this would be the perfect spot to stop for a bite to eat!
Check out the massive Rolls Royce that pulled up outside whilst we were there! The place however isn’t posh or exclusive. It has a lovely relaxed cafe feel that serves a variety of organic and freshly baked or prepared food.
Inside the cafe they have an widespread selection of fresh food to order from the counter or a menu with even more options. All their muffins and sweets looked amazing and I was very tempted to grab one of their granola-to-go boxes…just because ;)
In the end I decided on a mixed salad plate which meant I could choose three salads from the deli counter..now the only problem was which mouthwatering salad to pick! To drink I got their tropical iced tea which was very refreshing!
My scrumptious mix was the summer chicken salad, the grilled squash medley and the beetroot lentil salad with goats cheese. Nom nom…
This was probably one of my favourite cafes in LA so I would definitely recommend it if you are ever in the area :) You can read Emily’s other great recommendations in her ‘Guide to LA’ here. From her list I also went to Urth Caffe, Toast Bakery and Sur restaurant. Have you ever been to LA; if so what’s your favourite cafe there? Xoxo
Even though I am currently on holiday I still want to try to be a little healthy and work out; especially since I’m taking part in the London triathlon at the end of September! I’m doing the 10km run as part of a relay team so I really need to maintain my fitness levels over the next few weeks.
So while I was in LA I decided to keep fit the Hollywood way by going for a run at Runyon Canyon Park in the Hollywood Hills!
This was around 8.00am in the morning (yes up early because of jet lag!) before we started our gruelling run in the park. The run was an absolute killer; the heat and some serious climbing definitely meant I didn’t look so fresh afterwards! No wonder all the celebs and LA people look so super fit; doing this run regularly definitely would keep you in amazing shape.
It was very cool to workout whilst admiring these awesome views over the city and even spotting the famous Hollywood sign!
To listen to my favourite beats during my run I used my brand new mobile phone accessory.
This is my Griffin Adidas Armband; made especially for the iPhone 4 (link). It’s super lightweight, comfortable to wear and even has a little handy slot to put your key in!
After our workout we treated ourselves to a delicious but also nutritious breakfast at the Urth Caffe in Beverly Hills.
I had the yoghurt bowl with their homemade organic granola! It was very good, the only thing I would say is that I thought the portion of granola was a bit too small…it left me craving more but suppose that kept it a healthy morning Hollywood style ;) xoxo