great day today! it was a beautiful 77 degree and sunny LA sunday. joey and i ate brunch at the new Mani's Bakery and Cafe now called Mani's on Maple. it isn't nearly as quaint as the Fairfax location, which is now closed. pretty bummed about that, i have a lot of fond dining memories at that place.
we then decided to forgo our hike plans and instead visited the Lake Shrine off of Sunset Blvd. near the ocean. it's a beautiful, serene place where you can walk the trail around a lovely lake and pause to meditate, or in our case scrutinize the cleaning habits of ducks. we then stopped at Pressed Juicery in the Brentwood Gardens on the way home, i've been wanting to try some for a while. of course it was refreshing and delicious, which solidified my growing desire for a juicer and made me that much more bummed that i didn't buy one recently from a yard sale that was on sale for a dollar! winter solstice present perhaps?