I’ve been making frothy nut-butter lattes for years now. But our recent trip to LA really rekindled my interest in them. Oh wait, I didn’t tell you about my California trip??? Well, there’s too much to tell you. TOO MUCH.
I will very briefly tell you this: LA is not what I thought it would be.
It’s about as ego-centric as I thought it would be. I saw lines of people waiting to take their instagram potraits against grunge-chic street art. And a good handful of people-who-might-have-been-models doing things like eating gluten-free baguette sandwiches and sipping turmeric lattes while bitching out their probably-assistants-hopefully-not-mothers.
But it’s also more glossy, spacious, beautiful, inspiring and alien than I could have imagined it would be.
It kind of reminds me of what I imagine “the future” looks like, without the flying cars or robot handmaids. You know: giant television-screen billboards, pink high-rises, people wearing marshmallowy platform boots, dudes with flavor savers and mushroom coffee on every menu. I can’t say I imagined that men-of-the-future would have flavor savers, but anythings possible I suppose. All they’re missing is treadmill sidewalks, jet-pack taxis and salad vending machines in the sky (I bet they have that already).
We stayed in Venice Beach, and you can’t throw a rock there without hitting a vegan juice bar slash potted cactus boutique.
I went to absolutely every spot in Venice that had reishi anything on the menu. Because I’m currently all about that reishi life.
And you know what? There are so many places with reishi on the menu. I even heard Kristin Wiig (who lives in LA) say she drinks mushroom coffee on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee! Also, fun fact, we are doppelgangers right down to the body language, hair cut, taste in jeans and weird voices. It’s freaky.