A room with a view

Waking up in a loft with windows that face the morning light is magical. Though at first I was not a fan of such early rising, I have now adapted to the light and learned to love it. My loft faces east with giant windows that take up our entire eastern facing wall. And to my luck, we only have a short building across the street that blocks half the view otherwise I can see Mt. Baldy on a clear day. myview

Today on the other hand is quite gloomy and cold. I can see the hills just barely as the fog is blanketing their grounds. I can see the cars in the distance chugging along the freeway trying to get somewhere in la. Not many birds out today, probably huddled together under a tree waiting out this weather. Normally I see a hawk flying around looking for its next meal. As for me, I am cuddled up in a blanket drinking tea, reading and watching my cat sitting on the ledge of our window seal watch all the people hurrying below. All bustled in their coats, hats and scarfs. You would think it’s going to snow, but it’s only California rain. The city always looks so crisp and clean after a good rain. I smile in anticipation for the rain to end when I get to see the city buildings in their glory of the sunshine. I always love a good rainy day. The sound of the drops on the window is beautiful, the smells are wonderful and the aftermath is even better.

What are you doing today? Where ever you are, if you are outside (if you aren’t, go outside) stop, close your eyes and breathe in to remind yourself that today is just one day of many. Make it a good one. Enjoy the cold Angelenos, summer will be here before you know it.

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My favorite breakfast spot



I have been obsessed with this new spot for breakfast. The Parish! I think I go about 3-4 mornings a week for biscuits and coffee or a pot of tea. My boyfriend and I are lucky to live just a couple blocks away. We can’t seem to stay away! It’s the cutest, quaintest spot to enjoy a small breakfast and watch the passerby. Huge windows that split you from the grime of both Spring and Main Street. Parish is sandwiched right in the intersection of the two streets. Which makes the seating area below small and narrow. About 5-6 tables that seat 2-3 people each. There is an outdoor patio that can seat much more which is great on a warm sunny day. My favorite biscuit is the cheddar eggs, avocado and bacon on the side. Like a true picky eater from California, bacon goes on the side. I’ve tried the others, but this one truly is the best! Served always with a pot of English breakfast. Of course, if you want coffee, they serve Handsome! One of my favorite roasters on the west coast! (more about them later)Now, I have gone for lunch, dinner and just for drinks and haven’t been disappointed. It really is a must try in dtla. 

The Parish
840 S. Spring street
Los Angeles, ca. 90014
www.theparishla.com

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