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foodie adventures

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on October 31, 2009

A few months ago, I was introduced to a strange girl with a winning smile, who had a crazy resemblance to Emma Watson.

Let us call her Hermione (:

Hermione @ La Provence (Brentwood)

Hermione @ La Provence (Brentwood)

I believe that in another life, Hermione and I would have been sisters.
We have the similar experiences, histories, outlooks in life, a wild passion for dessert, and most importantly – the willingness to hunt for GOOD FOOD.

Also we both laugh really loudly (though hers is more charming), and we have no qualms speaking publicly about things – bowel movements, hairy legs, and so forth – that are usually considered to be “TMI.”

But in every sense of the word, she is the most joyful person that I know. Also ambitious, driven, a list-maker, full of life and care for others. Yes, I am writing an ad for her, but no she really doesn’t need it. Oh well (:

FOODIE RULE: don’t be afraid to have dessert before dinner/lunch!

Today’s adventures began at Hotcakes Bakes, a quaint and very pink cupcake store on Centinela. The workers were extremely friendly, and seriously…I can’t get over the pinkness inside!


lemon cupcake: recommend !


so pink (:


love the blackboard.

Lots of signs and postcards from people who’ve had ordered their cakes, and groups who’ve had batches of cupcakes made !


heartfelt !

Then off to the loveliest little cafe in Brentwood: La Provence !



La Provence (Brentwood)




Macarons (<3) or..."macaroons" in America.

I’ve never had a macaron before tonight, but the moment their hazelnut macaron hit my taste buds, I knew it was over. I was hooked ! It was one of those orgasmic experiences, one where you can foresee the midnight cravings and “I NEED HAZELNUT MACARON!” moments during finals week.
Definitely recommend ! Also a cute date place / read by yourself with afternoon tea place (:

To end:



Lenka !!

Thank you lovely roomie (: It was a wonderful night ~ with…quite an interesting experience. Ask me about it !

Until next time lovelies.



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  1. Hermione said, on October 31, 2009 at 9:17 AM

    oh man.. was i in for a surprise.
    i was thinking oooh yay! a link shared- since all your recommendations and surprises equally end up being my favorite things or things i enjoy…

    tmi/tfs (thanks for sharing) moments, sweet owners who came from the “devil wears prada”, and our golden rule of dessert ALWAYS before dinner, who says eating dessert after was the norm anyways? we should make our own norms!-
    agh! just the adventures we share! so. much. fun.

    until next time, my foodie-in-crime.

  2. megan said, on November 10, 2009 at 6:02 AM


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