So this weekend we had the perfect Californian weather. My weekend started with some Mexican food on Friday night with my roommate and ended with a walk around the neighborhood to get rid of some calories 😉
On Saturday morning I had enrolled myself for a free photography class at the Bel Air Camera Superstore. We learned about the basics of photography like shutter, aperture and flash but also got some information on different lenses and filters. Even though the information were basics I learned a lot of new things and got a better understanding of some things that I knew before, but which weren’t really clear for me. The Bel Air Camera Superstore itself, is a pretty big store, offering a great variety of products. The class was hold next to the developing room, in the basement of the store, meaning we could see some amazingly beautiful pictures displayed at the walls making your way downstairs. I will definitely come back to have a closer look at all the stuff they offer and to get some information on different lenses. As the weather was perfect I was invited to have lunch in Malibu and to try a traditional Italian gelato place. We had to wait half an hour in line until we finally had our ice cream but both the lunch and gelato were good, so it was worth the waiting. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to go to the beach as we were stuck in traffic on our way there as well as going back. I guess for some reason everybody had the idea to go there, as the weather was simply perfect. So I was dropped off at Venice Pier to meet my roommate there to have a walk at the beach and to enjoy the sunset. And of course I wanted to apply what I had learned in the photography class early 🙂 I ended my day with a pina colada raspberry smoothie at a pizza place with my roommate and a piece of see’s candy. She had some delicious looking pasta, but I was so filled up from the gelato and lunch that I have to try their food another time 😉
On Sunday I was invited to have lunch at the King’s Road Cafe in Beverly Hills. Unfortunately we couldn’t sit outside because my companion had a really bad sunburn in his face from skiing the other day. But the lunch was really good, so definitely a place I would recommend 🙂 After lunch I decided to relax at the pool for about 1 1/2 hours before meeting with a friend at The Urth Caffe in Santa Monica. Because of the LA marathon which had just ended parking was a pain in the ass but oh well I know already that traffic in general is one of the few things that suck about LA.
All in all I had a nice weekend with a little too much food and a little too less exercise, but I will work on that by going to run at the beach after work today 😉