The weather in LA yesterday was spectacular, so we packed a little tote bag full of books, sketch pads and sunscreen and headed to my favorite place—Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. But, first we stopped for a little Jazz Brunch at RedWhite+Bluezz. This place is so much fun! I would definitely go back and try a Bloody Mary to go along with my biscuits and gravy.
I’ve written about the gardens a lot, so I’ll spare you from the obvious, but everything is in full bloom now—the perfect time of year to go!
The color of these irises were so vibrant!
Lily pads at the North Vista
Hydrangea delightfully hanging on a limb
The Japanese Garden just underwent a $6.8 million renovation and reopened on April 11th. It’s definitely one of the most serene spots on the grounds.
We were starving after walking all day at Huntington. Luckily, The Cheese Store of Pasadena was close by. They have all sorts of fun goodies, aside from the obvious…like Edmond Fallot Gourmet Mustard (I recently bought the Tarragon Dijon and loved it), olives, French lavender, truffle oil, etc. We took a few home with us and ended our day with cheese & wine.
Ossau Iraty and French Pyrenes—both Sheep’s Milk Cheeses, delicious!
Brebirousse D’Argental Sheep’s Milk Cheese, so ooey gooey fantastic!
My only complaint is that this Sunday was over all too fast. And now I have the Monday blues. (And not the good kind with a jazz pianist & mimosas). Until next weekend…
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