Day 3 of rain in Los Angeles... well, that didn't stop people from going out!
Alicia and I hit Soleil for lunch. Yummy french toast, equally good (if different) chicken omlette, and super light, extraordinarly good french fries. Plus an interior decor that Alicia happened to like. R and R Body Works was next. Pretty nice place, and thanks to Livingsocial, pretty good deal! End result: a very relaxing morning and afternoon!
Top it off with Coffee Bean, then took a break for a few hours before heading back into the rain (and checking for flooded basements...) to Alicia's birthday dinner at California Pizza Kitchen. People trickled in due to rain delays, but eventually we had Cecile, Alyssa, Dan, Pearl and Simon, Karlynn, myself, and Alicia all there.
Add in bread with holes, a few innovative (and tasty) pizzas, and a CPK foolish enough to actually put as many candles on the cake as we suggested-- t'was a good time!
Happy Birthday Alicia!! (takes on a little more meaning when you see your waitress walking carefully and very slowly from the kitchen carrying a cake that looked like it might burn the entire restaurant down! *grins*)