Hope everyone in the US enjoyed a nice July 4 holiday! This year was a little weird for us. We had no plans. Instead of trying to pull something together with friends, we decided to just relax and do something on our own. We don’t get many full days together as a family each month, so we were going to try to make something of it and relish the day as we remind ourselves of our freedoms.
We went to Malibu Market where we enjoyed a late lunch at Malibu Kitchen (visit inspired by the show “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having” which is a great series on Netflix) and enjoyed dessert at the famous Grom.
It’s a fun, old-school deli spot with some great sandwiches. I got the veggie with hummus and my husband got the turkey brie. The black truffle chips are MUST if you go. The location is pretty much right across the street from the beach, so it was awesome to sit outside and enjoy the beach breeze.
We got stuffed. At this point, we wanted to go for a walk, but looking for parking to stop at the pier seemed too much of a hassle… and then some bummers just rolled along. We stopped where we saw some parking along the coast to soak in the view, breathe in the sea breeze, and take a few photos. I love just sitting by the ocean. There is something so relaxing about it.
Well, turns out I left the memory card to my camera at home (bummer #1), so we were only able to take iPhone photos which I guess wasn’t so bad. I’ve just never done that before, so I was pretty disappointed with myself. After a few minutes of just unwinding by the sea, we decided to try to visit Lake Shrine instead, but it was closed! So, then we decided to just head out to Burbank and go to Ikea to finally buy some patio furniture, but they were sold out! So, we went to Home Depot instead and they couldn’t deliver! Ha. So, then what? We go to Krispy Kremes and eat our bummers in the form of donuts. Negative turned positive. Boom.
Overall, it was fun and adventurous day, but it just really wasn’t your typical Independence Day celebration. We were still a little festive with our outfits and enjoyed one of America’s most invigorating pastimes – eating!