Malibu Part Two

I’m back! I disappeared for a few days amidst a whirl of Balderdash, dancing to Taylor Swift and 90s rap music, and a late night birthday dinner at Nobu.

I have a lot of photos for you, so I’ll keep my witty quips to a minimum.

Miss Part One? Find it here.

Here’s a sunset.

Malibu sunset

Sunday we went to the Malibu Farmer’s Market. Even though it was cloudy and a little cold, there was magical food to be found, which you know is what I’m most concerned about.

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I needed my fill of cream cheese icing, so I got these mini bundt cakes. That chocolate one had cappuccino cream cheese icing. OMG.

malibu farmers market

Salsas galore.

salsa

Flowers. Always flowers.

flowers

I grabbed another smoothie bowl at Sunlife Organics. This time I got the pitaya bowl. Their granola is on point.

sunlife organics pitaya bowl

Neil tried to steal my breakfast croissant which is not allowed.

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They had Greek yogurt made with water buffalo milk and different fruits in the bottom. This one with pear was great and I ate it even though my stomach wasn’t too pleased with me afterwards. Sometimes you just need some dairy in your life.

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Fresh coconut water.

coconut water

Random beach picture so you know what I look like when I wake up. All Sweat gear all day. SO soft.

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That evening we had an epic Italian dinner.

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Monday we walked 2 miles to a restaurant on the beach for lunch. Since we walked along the beach, we were able to get a close up view of GIGANTIC beach compounds. I wanted to run up all the stairs but no one let me.

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LUNCHTIME.

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Fried calamari in a giant martini glass on top of fries. Because why not?

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On our way back we came across a baby sea lion. It the most adorable thing I have ever seen. I wanted to hug it but the adults wouldn’t let me yet again.

malibu sea lion

Monday night I decided to be a girl and dress up for our dinner at Nobu. It was Neil’s brother’s birthday and our last night on the beach, so we did it up right.

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The last time we went to Nobu we saw Hillary Swank and this time Robin Thicke was there. I thought about joining his table, but again I was talked out of it by my superiors.

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We decided on the table tasting menu which means we let the chef know likes, dislikes, allergies, etc. and he prepares our entire menu for us. Here is Neil’s cousin Monika because she whined that she wasn’t in Part One.

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Family shot.

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Tuesday was our last day, which of course meant that the sun would come out in full force and be a beautiful day as we had to leave. I didn’t mind it so much since it’s not like I could have gotten much redder during the other days we were there.

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We left Malibu and I dropped Neil off at the house in Santa Monica so I could head out to Hollywood. I wound up at The Grove for a very important meeting.

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Arman and I had lunch! If you don’t know Arman, you must go here and make all of his amazing recipes. Also, he just got a book deal which is AMAZING. P.P.S. He loaded me up with granola which I have put a significant dent in. Also amazing.

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After an incredible turkey sandwich and even better conversation, I headed back to the house. We dove into our tradition of customized grilled pizzas using dough from TJs.

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Voila.

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Tuesday night we played Beyond Balderdash with the family and I’m going to buy it immediately. It was the best game EVER.

We flew out in the afternoon and got home last night. I wrote up some workouts for clients and tried to go to sleep early despite the time adjustment since I’m up this morning at 4:15 am to start teaching classes. Why I did this to myself I have no idea. You can find me napping later today.

I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

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24 Comments

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:29 am

      I should prob give you some so I don’t eat it all

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Yeah girl get out there and soak up some rays!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:29 am

      Right?? It was magical!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:30 am

      That’s a big compliment coming from you!

  1. March 24, 2016 / 8:50 am

    So, can I recruit you to plan my next vacation? 😉
    Love all your pictures and it sounds like you all had a great time!
    Also, Balderdash. Love it! Although, as with most games, my competitive side rears its ugly head when I would play it.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:30 am

      We played Beyond Balderdash which has different categories than just words. It was so funny to see what people came up with!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:31 am

      It was definitely yummy! I’m hoping to go somewhere tropical sometime this year too!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:31 am

      I know! I ate it all haha

  2. March 24, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    Beautiful pictures from Malibu! Thanks for sharing your trip with us so we can love vicariously through you!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:32 am

      Thanks sana! It was an awesome time!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:32 am

      Oh man I know. It was the most expensive meal of my life.

  3. March 24, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I would have let you run up all those stairs and hug that sea lion. Mostly because I would be doing the same thing.

    That yogurt looks frickin amazing.

    Glad you had a fabulous time.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 25, 2016 / 7:33 am

      Yay! I need to bring you along as my adult next time.

  4. March 25, 2016 / 8:18 am

    I don’t even know where to begin, but this trip looks amazing! All your food looks insanely delicious (as usual), your photos are stunning, and I’m super jealous you got to hang out with Arman and eat his awesome granola.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 27, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      It was definitely a great time. I’m still recovering!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 27, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      It was great! You’d better find some before you head back!

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