Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My 27th Birthday

Saturday was my birthday so my husband flew my brother and sister into LAX to spend the weekend in LA. We went to Venice Beach, Hollywood BLVD, drove down to Coachella, and witnessed some people getting spanked in an S&M club. Good times!

Ebony, Michael and me in front of Glauman's Chinese Theatre (my head looks ginormous!)

My sister wanted to see celebrities so badly while she was there. I tried telling her we wouldn't find any at the tourist spots. We did end up going to a bar in Hollywood where shots were 10 bucks! A little rich for my blood. Next door was an S&M club where you got in free if you dressed in black.

Met up with a friend from high school, Akemie, and I hadn't seen her in 10 years!

We stayed at the bar for a while. It was fun and the first time all of us were of age. My brother was checking out girls. This made me want to vomit.

My brother and husband drunk

We also managed to go to some restaurants. On Saturday we went to Cinnamon. It's a Mexican restaurant. My brother and I ordered chickn fajitas. My husband, Era, ordered the mango "salmon" and my sister ordered hummus. Yes. Hummus in a Mexican restaurant.

Ebony's hummus

My fajitas with black beans and rice

We dropped my brother and sister off on Sunday morning and went to eat at Vegan Village Cafe. They specialize in Mexican and Soul food. I will post a review tomorrow. SO GOOD.

The Soul Plate (greens, sweet potatoes, corn, fried chikn)

Era got the Sampler Plate (greens, sweet potatoes, bbq tofu, hot wingz, cajun shrimp)

We also did some shopping. Went to Locali and Figueroa Produce Market in search of Sheese. No luck! I did pick up some Dandies (ZOMG!), soya bleu, cashew spreads, and tamarind paste.

Raw Cashew Spreads

We had a fun weekend in LA and now I totally miss my family even more. Plus, it was awesome being in a city with something going on. Such a great way to begin my 27th year.


Eddie G said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Funny side note: I just found out my pink hanky (that I wear to avoid weird tan lines from my bicycle helmet) means I'm into spanking...according to the hanky code Peaches sings about :D

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Happy Belated Birthday. How cool that your husband flew your family looks like you all had a wonderful time!

LeAnne said...

Everything looks great. You must have had the best time! Happy Birthday. This year I turn 28. I'm having an easier time coming to terms with that than when I turned 27!!!!!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Thanks y'all! It was so cool and unexpected that my husband flew out my family. They kept it from me for almost a month. I'm a little ashamed.

And Eddie, that is hilarious!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

happy birthday, girl! i'm back by the way and have missed reading your blog. all that food looks awesome!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Happy belated Birthday Mo - looks like you had a wicked time and how cool that your hubby flew your brother and sister in for you!!

Mandee said...

Happpppppy B'ay, Mo! It's great that you got to spend it with your siblings and husband!

And all o' that food looks so so good!

Mihl said...

Happy belated birthday, Mo! Your sister is right, hummus is good everywhere and always :)

Sarah said...


You're awesome :)

aTxVegn said...

Happy Birthday Mo!!! Looks like a fun weekend with great food.

Jenny said...

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dreaminitvegan said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!Looks like you had a fun time and wonderful food. The Vegan Village Cafe seems interesting.

halfeaten said...

You are incredibly adorable! And another Juney, nice. I'm a Juney too :) Happy belated, love