Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tour of LA, party shopping style

My Sat was spent driving all over L.A. Thank goodness I wasn't stuck in traffic majority of the time. My day started out w/ a drive out to BH to look for some party supplies for future events since I've heard great things about Party on La Cienega and Vine-American Party Store. I first made a stop to Mood Fabrics since taters and Miss Pearl blogged about the place. I scoured the place for materials for my upcoming veil collection. My to my excitement, the selection wasn't as great as Michael Levine. Plus it was even more expensive but I have to admit, their fabrics are luxurious and quality is so much better. If I was planning on making a gown, I would for sure hit it up but for $50/yd, I'll hold off for now.

Onward to Party on La Cienega; was a dud. They were remodeling the place so their selections on baby shower stuff wasn't so great so I left empty handed. They did have a plethora of paper supplies great for making your own invitations and printing shoppe.

Since I had some time to kill before meeting up with Jennifer at Kinara I drove up to the Beverly Center to pay a visit to Momoberry, headquarters of Hello Kitty goodies for big kids like me. I did pick up some charms for my purse and cell phone. WHEEEE.

Time for my meeting with Jennifer. It went really well and I got to take a peek at a bridal shower that was currently going one. An SCCC that I am took tons of pictures. It's going to be a fabulous baby shower for Wan next wkend. I can't wait.

Sorry, you only get this photo since I want it to a be surprise for the ladies who are reading my blog. I'll definitely put up the photos once the shower is over.

I was a Starvin Marvin so I took D to Mario's Peruvian, owned by a Japanese Peruvian family which was along the way home. I've heard great reviews about this place and have been wanting to try it. I ordered the Everything Ceviche and D had the Lomo Saltado. The ceviche was refreshing for the hot weather and very sour. The Lomo Saltado was delish and tasty, strips of beef sauteed in onions, tomatoes, and french fried potatoes served with rice w/ a side of the spicy 'green' sauce (Peruvian version of the Sriracha sauce). D really liked the food since he's never had Peruvian before. The place isn't a posh spot nor it it THAT ghetto like some people have said. Definitely be coming back here if I plan on being in the area.


winnie said...

Eeeeee I can't wait til Saturday!

dapotato said...

eeeee!!! can't wait for kinara.

i want some green sauce. did you stash any in your big hag bag while there?

boo to mood's selection, and party on la cienega. :(

WeezerMonkey said...

Must. Go. To. Mario's.

Tick-tock, tick-tock.
(That's the countdown to Kinara.)

wan-nabe said...

OMG, i'm so, so, so excited for tomorrow! i'm reduced to a squealing teenybopper whenever i think about it :)

Trisha said...

Mario's is delish! Mr. Pearl and his coworkers used to go there every Friday for lunch. He finally convinced me to go try it a couple of weeks ago and I loved it. Lomo saltado is the bomb!

R said...

Mmmm...I love lomo saltado. Sounds so yummy.