This past weekend Ryan and I headed up to Los Angeles for a mini getaway to see our friends Jeff and Kemi. Jeff's place is in a neat little neighborhood called Highland Park, bordering Eagle Rock. We took the 15 up which was new for me - it didn't even feel like we were driving into L.A. for once. By the time we got there, they had prepared a lovely dinner for us. It was a relaxing evening of food, wine, Jeff's brother's expansive record collection, and conversation with great friends.
We couldn't stay too late on Sunday because we had to get back to the dogs and our first fantasy football draft, but we managed to cram a lot in, including breakfast at a cute place in the neighborhood, Cafe de Leche. I ordered a spinach feta roll that was delicious. Afterwards we walked up to Echo Garden, a local nursery, and nabbed a few new plants for the house. Then we finished up the day with a drive over to Eagle Rock and explored the hiking trail there a bit. It was a perfect day trip and so nice to spend some time wandering around with our favorite Angelenos.