My 21st Birthday --- L.A. Trip
it is so good to have you back and I’m super excited about writing this blog because I finally turned 21 yesterday. Woohoo!!!
I know right? I'm officially legal. So I'll be sharing few details of what went down on my birthday and I'll try my best to keep this blog very short and straight to the point.
My roommate Debra was the mastermind behind all the activities we planned for my birthday and I'm really grateful for how perfect everything was planned as well executed. According to the itinerary set, first thing at 7:30 am was to pick up our friends and head straight to Malibu, California. We didn't get there on time but it was all good. once we arrived in Malibu we took a nice stroll on the Pier, walked alongside the shore, relaxed in each others company while watching the beautiful scenery. We also did a mini photo shoot while we were there to complete the whole Malibu experience.
Our next destination was a visit to an African Resturant at Inglewood, Los Angeles. The African restaurant we visited was "Sumptuous African Resturant" where I and my friends ordered different Nigerian Cuisines to really get our day started with. I ordered a plate of Jollof Rice with plantain and chicken. Although it took about 30 mins to get our food served, it was definitely worth the wait because I did enjoy my meal.
After eating our meal, we were off to the Getty Museum. I'm glad my roomie added the Getty Museum as one of the destinations for the day because the arena was really beautiful and captivating. The fact that I was surrounded with the people I love and beautiful works of art that are both old and new was such a pleasant experience for me. I tried taking pictures with some of the painting in the museum but the workers watching the painting were too extra; they didn't want anyone coming too close to any painting due to fear of ruining the paintings. Regardless, I still had a wonderful time at the Getty Museum.
Next on our agenda was to go "Hollywood Walk of Fame". Our initial scheduled time to spend at the Hollywood Walk of Fame was 45 minutes to one hour but this never happened because the Los Angeles traffic was quite long and made us lag behind on our schedule so we just drove around the area for few minutes before we left for our next destination. Next item on the itinerary was to go to The Grove. The grove is one popular destination that is known for its fashion, lifestyle and shopping place in Los Angeles and that was one of the main reason why we wanted to visit there.
[caption id="attachment_583" align="aligncenter" width="605"] The Grove[/caption]
Our last stop was to visit the Cheesecake Factory at The Grove considering we were still in the Grove. We had to wait 1hr 30mins to get a place for us to get seated and while we were waiting, we took a stroll around the grove; visited Barnes & Nobles to catch up on the latest novels that are out and do some light reading. We also visited some boutiques such as Micheal Kors, Coach, TopShop, Uggs store and a few others. After spending a while at these stores, we finally got a call that there was a table ready for us at the Cheesecake Factory to have our dinner.
The cheesecake factory was large and felt so nice and cozy and had a little touch of bourgeois to it which was what I needed to spice up my night. I ordered a Bacon bacon burger with fries which was delicious.
My highlight of the day was when the waiters brought an ice cream cake and sang happy birthday to me alongside with my amazing friends. I couldn't be happier than to have spent my 21st birthday with a few of my friends.
Shoutout to my roommate Debra who took her time to organize this trip, my friends who came with me on my L.A trip, as well as family and friends who called or texted to wish me a Happy Birthday; really grateful and appreciate your kind words.
[caption id="attachment_572" align="aligncenter" width="559"] Group photo @ The Malibu Pier[/caption]
I couldn't forget my readers who have also stuck by me for the past few months since I started blogging. I love Y'all.
Until next time, have a wonderful day.