- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
On July 7th, 2012…. My boyfriend, Petey, and I decided to take a trip out to Santa Monica. When we first started dating I lived over near the beach for the first 8 months. Santa Monica is special to us because we had a lot of our first dates there…including our very first one!
We took off after my nail appointment and went straight to the THIRD STREET PROMENADE (above). For those who are unfamiliar with Santa Monica, it is a strip of shops, restaurants, movie theaters, and street performers, stretching out over a strip of three or four blocks, right near Santa Monica beach. We messed with the merchandise in Brookstone, drooled over wallets (him) and purses (me) at Louis Vuitton, and watched an array of street performers dance, sing, and entertain the crowds for donations.
After walking around and looking in stores like Louis Vuitton, we decide to head over to JERRY’S FAMOUS DELI, in Westwood. Jerry’s is one of one our favorite date places where the food is incredible and they give you a platter of pickles while you wait for you food! Yuuuummmm!!! We sat there, laughed at people, ate our yummy food and took pics of our pickle platter. I remember coming here and having dinner with Petey and then walking around the entire neighborhood. We never wanted to leave each other when we would see each other on our date nights. The worst part was always saying goodbye at the end of the night.
The fun did not stop there! We couldn’t go to Westwood without going to one of thee most amazing ice cream sandwich shop in all of California (in our opinion). So we had to make a stop at DIDDY RIESE, before going back to the beach to watch the sunset.
The line at Diddy Riese is sooooooo long, but sooooooo worth the wait! It usually continues out of the door and down the street… but for two home made cookies between a scoop of ice cream, its soooooo worth it if you are in the area!
My favorite is the M&Ms cookies with mint and chip ice cream… his is always different! I think this day he picked a white chocolate and a chocolate cookie with Strawberry cheesecake ice cream!