Mar 21 2017

TCL

   


Mar 21 2017

Le Pain Quotidien


1122 South Gayley Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Will return, if in the area. A lovely cafe. The communal table anchors the space. The pink tulips are just wonderful. The map, framed by wide wood (?) is a nice touch.

Foods are delicious.

  


Mar 20 2017

Canyon Ranch

 


Mar 20 2017

Desert Garden

Huntington Library

 

 

 

 


Mar 19 2017

Huntington Library

Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd,
San Marino, CA 91108

It was established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927), an American railroad magnate and collector of art and rare books. The endowment is $411 million (as of June 30, 2013). There are four gardens:

  1. Desert Garden
  2. Japanese Garden
  3. Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園)
  4. Other gardens (rose, etc.)

   

 

 

 

 

 


Mar 19 2017

Other gardens

Huntington Library

   


Mar 19 2017

Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan 流芳園)

Huntington Library

   

 


Mar 19 2017

Japanese Garden

Huntington Library

       

 


Mar 19 2017

Din Tai Fung in LA


400 S Baldwin Ave., Unit 231
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-8588

Ding Taifeng or DTF has two shops in US, one in LA and one in Seattle. The LA one is located in Westfield Mall in Arcadia. It looks the best, IMHO so far, with basically no line = not much of waiting, on a Saturday. The red bean buns are delicious with thin skin/wrap.

 


Mar 18 2017

Carazon Mexican Kitchen

767 Deep Valley Dr,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(310) 377-0580

Nice layout, nice decor, nice staff, nice presentations, decent bathroom, big portion, rather tasteless food. Each dining hall is on the different longitude – a few steps, so be aware.