It is amazing how two completely different souls from different parts of the world (with the same Korean background) can come together and connect so easily. I'm talking about my first ever blogger meet-up with Sophia last Saturday!
Originally, I had invited Kat as well, but she couldn't make it this time. Hopefully sometime soon Kat!
Anyway, knowing the knowledgeable foodie that Sophia is, I had her choose the location in L.A. We ended up going to the Yellow House which is a super adorable cafe that has a warm garden-ish atmosphere to it.
Get this! Since it's called the Yellow House, it so happens to be a house...that's yellow. :P *Du-dunn chshhhh*
As we approached the entrance, we noticed cute little details that made this place so cozy and unique.
When we came out into the patio, they sat us down and immediately Sophia and I started to snap away with our cameras. Haha! It's such a strange feeling not being "conscious" of others while I'm doing my "weird blogger thang".
I wouldn't say that I'm ashamed other times, but I'm more conscious of other people looking at me while they're wondering just what world I might have come from. Doing this with Sophia was so fun and certainly a unique experience. Word to the wise: if you want to get over the fear of photographing things in public, then meet up with a fellow blogger. Or grow a thicker skin. ;)
I don't normally go to Korean cafes (or as often as I'd like) because the nice ones, like this one, can be quite pricey. Nevertheless, I really believe that as good as the food needs to be, the ambiance is pretty high up there too.
I think this criteria only counts when the menu items are expensive. If the food is cheap+delicious and the decor isn't fancy, then I'm happy with it. And if the place itself is gorgeous and cozy (yet $) regardless of the food quality, then I'm happy too! For example, I didn't complain when I went to this quaint+amazing Mexican eatery because I loved their enchiladas! :D
Oh my goodness. Just looking at this makes me giggle. Isn't it beautiful?! :) I ordered the Iced Banana Latte and it was the most ginormous drink I'd ever had, for reals. It was just slightly sweet with that strong espresso flavor, and a hint of banana. I thought it was perfect for me as I'm not usually a fan of sweet concoctions, with the exception of smoothies.
Of course, we didn't feel "complete" without dessert, and so we shared a Pat Bing Soo!
It is a traditional Korean dessert that consists of shaved ice, fruit, sweet adzuki beans, ice cream, mochi, and a powder called mee-soo-kkaroo. Okay, and you can slab on whatever your taste buds fancy as well. You should give this a try!
We practically talked about everything our little minds could think of. We went from the topic of blogging, to conversations about God's faithfulness in our lives, to our backgrounds, as well as our future plans.
Afterward, we stopped by a cute little Japanese store and bought my momma some super cute plants! They're literally mini-plants that supposedly grow really well.
I can tell she's so happy with them! She really knows how to appreciate the smallest things in life.
Sophia took me to her apartment and I remember texting with her before our meet-up, "What if I was a creeper?!" But she said she trusted me. :)
All in all, it was such a great privilege to finally meet the genius behind Burp and Slurp, and it definitely wasn't the last one! I truly felt God's grace and faithfulness seeing how far this girl has come. We also found out our birthdays fall in the same month. ;) Thanks for everything girl!
P.S: Don't forget to check out Susan's cause on Janetha's blog!
If you've met up with other bloggers, did their writing match with their personalities?
-Sophia totally seemed like the spunky girl behind her spunky words!
Is ambiance important to you when it comes to eateries and cafes?
-To me it's not a big deal unless I'm paying an arm and a leg :P
Grace & Peace,