when life gives you lemons.

Hi friends!

Life finally seems to be slowing down (look I’m doing better at blog posting already!) and the sun is finally beginning to relent. Very slightly though, very slightly.

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I managed to have some time exploring the area around me and the new insta-worthy spots that I have been wanting to see for quite a while. You already know that I wouldn’t leave you out of the fun.

First stop… Main Squeeze..

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I know, I know.. the pictures speak for themselves. This entire shop is every insta-lover’s dream. That lemon wallpaper is PERF.

Honestly, there was such a wide variety of items to try.. but I had to try the green thai tea with green boba. GREEN? Yes, and it tasted like normal boba.

I’ll definitely have to come back and try their lemonade combinations. Apparently that’s what they’re known for. Go figure!

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After taking about a bajillion pictures and stories and snaps, I was off to the next stop..

Aussie Bean.. located in the circle at Orange. Now, this isn’t new to the block but this has been on my list for quite some time. One step in and I had questioned why I hadn’t made my way in before. What is life?!

The exposed brick wall and rustic-ness (there I go making up new words again) were my favorite part of the shop.

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Although they do also make very refreshing beverages on a hot summer’s day. πŸ™‚

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Til next time..

Xoxo,

-Lena

 

local fixture.

Dear coffee shops of Southern California,

THANK YOU for opening so many new doors that are aesthetically at a ten this year, you are making my heart very happy.

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Hi friends! I had the chance to finally check out a coffee shop that has been open for a bit but I have been wanting to visit in forever! Located in downtown Whittier, this general store (which sells the cutest things I might add) + coffee combo is seriously the best! They serve Stumptown coffee and have baked goods from Donut Snob and Sugarbloom Bakery. All under one roof?! Yes, almost too good to be true.

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So, not only do they have all these items, but they have this amazing thing called a “Snob Latte”… and yes, it’s the perfect combo! A beverage of your choice and the perfect mini donut snob donut on top. I got the iced matcha latte with a matcha donut on top. Because there’s no such thing as TOO much matcha amirite? πŸ˜‰

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The coffee shop is totally any plant lover’s dream, as there is an amazing hanging plant wall in the front to greet you, as well as a huge hanging succulent wall inside. My inner plant lady was oh so very happy.

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Of course, we had to add some savory to the menu. These pastries were the kimchi spam musubi and the ham and cheese with the cutest little pickle pinned on the top! Look closely and you’ll be able to see it. It was SO good.

Til next time…

Xoxo,

-Lena