My brother in law, James, and his two kids Gabe and Isabel live in Long Beach and though we try, we definitely don’t get to see them as much as we’d like. But last week, James’s girlfriend Tina suggested that we do a girls afternoon out so that she, Isabel and I could have some time together. I was so excited!
We decided to meet in Manhattan Beach which is somewhat halfway for both of us. I had a small breakfast so I would be hungry for lunch. An apple, a green drink and a little piece of toast with some Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter
For lunch we decided to go to Open Sesame, a restaurant with middle eastern cuisine on Sepulveda. Tina said this is a chain restaurant with another location in Long Beach. I had never been to one though and all the food looked amazing.
There ended up being four of us – Tina, Isabel (my niece), Sara (Isabel’s friend) and me
I ordered a house salad that had lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes, olive and feta cheese
And a Zaatar pizza that had all kinds of spices (thyme, sumac, sesame seeds), tomatoes, olives and mint baked on a pita
Isabel got an amazing looking vegetarian combo, of which she ate the falafel and some of the hummus. I helped her out with some of her tabouleh and baba ghannouj
After lunch, we headed to a local nail salon and had pedicures. Isabel and Sara got done first, so I took pictures of their newly blue toes
And each other
After that we said our goodbyes and headed our separate ways. It was so much fun, I can’t wait to plan another girls outing!
What do you like to do for your girls days out?