Tag Archives: soda

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Bling Melon

dessert - drinks - trader joe's

My evening honeydew shot was inspired by Sofia Coppola – we just saw her new movie

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…really enjoyed that, and also this Strawberry Zevia – some of their flavors I’m not very into (Cola comes to mind) but this one’s pretty good. (I found it at Whole Foods.)

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For dessert, a Blueberry Greek FroYo Bar…

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…some fresh figs, dates, and a piece of Trader Joe’s Chocolate-Covered Toffee

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…tastes like Almond Roca – a.k.a. my childhood.

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Stop and Smell the Magnolia Avenue

los angeles area interests - snacks

The rumors you hear are true – nobody walks in LA. This morning I ate half a melon, then drove to Burbank and decided to strut around Magnolia Avenue, a street I often drive past for auditions, but never stop and explore.

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Parked outside of Porto’s, turned on one of my favorite podcasts, and kept my eyes open.

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Some interesting-looking restaurants, vintage/thrift shops galore!

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One place I haven’t been to in forever is “It’s a Wrap” – they sell actual clothes from TV/Movie productions. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I bought stuff from “All My Children” I coveted when I worked on that soap opera.

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At the end of my journey, I popped into Rocket Fizz

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…apparently this is a chain?

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They have every flavor of taffy imaginable…

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…and of course, lots of fizzy stuff!

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I just saw this Cheerwine on Kath’s blog the other day…

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…had it with a snack bag of Wheat Thins on the car ride back home.

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Not only is the bottle adorable, it tastes amazing. My favorite new soda!

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How Bella Got Her Groove Back

drinks - fruit

Actually, it’s Julius who’s been sick (and is feeling better) but I couldn’t resist this post’s title.

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We so rarely get to see our walking buddies Anna and Bella these days! Freed me up afterwards for a visit to the Larchmont Farmer’s Market with Abe – who usually is on dog duty while I shop/eat.

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Filled up on tons of fruit, and a lot of “real food” too – hummus, olives, pita, crackers, pesto, scones…

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…spotted: future food blogger.

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I always stop by Rite Aid for a Diet Coke after my Sunday Sampling ritual – but today there was a truck nearby offering free sodas!

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These new “Ten Calorie” bottles taste pretty good – but are very sweet. I wound up drinking half, and refilled the rest with my Sodastream at home.

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Now we are over at the beach house, REALLY ready to get our groove back.

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P.S. – Behind-the-scenes pix from our Marie Claire Shoot are now online at Thick Dumpling Skin!