I was up before the birds this morning brewing a thermos of Paris tea from Old Town Spice Merchants and warming a generous slice of Great Harvest Bread Co's cinnamon raisin toast with butter for my drive to downtown LA to pick up our daughters, who spent a week in Santa Cruz with their grandparents.
They trekked home on Amtrak's Coast Starlight and enjoyed a day in what my LA-bred parents call "the new LA." Pershing Square, the Downtown branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, Disney Concert Hall: everything was beautiful, gleaming, polished, and clean. If you haven't been to downtown LA lately (and I know we Temeculans sometimes don't go there often since it's a big drive especially with traffic), make plans to check it out.
At breakfast at downtown LA's Checkers Hotel I very fortuitously met up with Vaughan Lazar, president and co-founder of Pizza Fusion. He is based in Florida but is in town to check out their Santa Monica outpost. I raved about our Temecula store (even the kids had raves, especially for the wiki stix.) If you haven't been to Pizza Fusion yet, definitely check them out (they are on Winchester across from the Promenade Mall near Trader Joe's.)
Now it's onward and upward to a busy week. Whatever you choose to do, make it fabulous!