Photos by Ale Veyna and Me
Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
Today, I’m sharing a photo diary of my trip to the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. If you’ve never been, this is one of the best kept secrets in the L.A. area. Although I’m pretty familiar with it because it’s located in San Marino, just one city over from my hometown of Pasadena, it has yet to be discovered by the mass of tourists. You can say that’s a good thing, but it’s also just a shame that so many people miss out on visiting this beautiful location. I hope the next few photos inspire you to visit.
111 S Ave 59
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Open Daily, 8AM-3PM
I’m not the type of person to fall victim to crazes, especially when it comes to trends in food. After all, it took me years to finally bite into a macaron and discover how truly delicious they are. However, I knew that I had to make my way over to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the creators of the cruffin, when I started seeing photos of their awesome new Los Angeles location pop up on my social media feeds. Who could say no to a place that advertises butter and is adorned in gold and pink? Not this lady, that’s for sure!
Lan Su Chinese Garden
239 NW Everett
Today I’m sharing a few photos from the Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden. If you’ve never visited, it’s a must-see location if you’re in Portland. This beautiful and serene enclosed garden is situated in Portland’s Old Chinatown, and the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Portland. One of the wonderful things about this garden is that it was built in collaboration with artisans from Portland’s sister city Suzhou, making the design of this garden very authentic.