Family Field Trip: Melrose Ave. and Coles

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img_2709-1This weekend we ventured out on another Family Field Trip. It has been a while since Little League, tennis, soccer and the damn pig have consumed our weekends the last few months. And since The Husband was back from Korea and off to Guatamala this week- we thought we should make the most of our Sunday together. Jack has been wanting to find a good vintage clothing store- and I knew the perfect place to go; my old ‘hood. I lived off Melrose Ave.  for close to 4 years in my pre-baby/husband life and it is a street full of great vintage shops. So off we went. Jack was able to find a few great things to add to his vintage look, and we all had a good time looking at the silly clothes that find their way into second hand stores. Oh wait the next store isn’t open? Just stand there by the obnoxious red wall while we wait and let me get a photo k? Look how thrilled they are to model for me.  By now the kids were starving, because it had been like a whole HOUR since they ate last so we decided to head to downtown to visit Coles. Coles was opened in 1908 and has REMAINED open all that time. Oh and they invented this sandwich you may have heard of; THE FRENCH DIP. The place looks like you are stepping back in time, and the food does not disappoint. I highly reccomend this place if you find yourself anywhere near downtown LA. Oh and take it as a warning that when a resturant calls their special sauce img_2772-copy“Atomic Mustard” the emphasis is on ATOMIC. Hot hot stuff. Of course that didn’t stop me from using it.

Mmmmm. I love L.A.

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