January 12, 2012

A week with Berkeleyans

Some Berkeley friends from NorCal and SoCal met up from Monday afternoon until Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Being together brought back warm memories of late nights (or early mornings) at Putnam, midnight movie nights at Dwinelle Hall, and birthday celebrations. Here, we wanted to show our NorCal buds what SoCal is all about!

The first day, we met up at UCLA and toured around with our friends who attend the school. The dorm food, by the way, is amazing (even on an "off day"). Near 5pm, we headed to Little Tokyo for Daikokuya (famous for ramen).

{The girls reunited at UCLA}

{Group picture in front of the wishing tree}

On the second day, we explored the major SoCal joints. We ate brunch at Porto's, enjoyed Venice Beach (which reminded us much of Berkeley), appreciated art at LACMA, and dined at Bruxie's and Guppy's. We did so much in just a day! Admittedly, it was exhausting especially on the drivers, but it was well worth it. Such a great day spent with great company!

{Delicious potato balls + red velvet cupcake at Porto's}

{Venice Beach's graffiti art walls}

{Spaghetti Art at LACMA, where anything can be art}

{The lampposts...finally!}

{Bruxie Burger @ Bruxie's...mmm!}

The last full day was spent visiting college campuses, driving A LOT, drinking Half & Half Teahouse for the first time (which totally didn't meet expectations), and making hot dogs & s'mores at Huntington Beach. 'Twas a good time.

{Goodbye bonfire}

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