Yesterday was my Mom's 85th birthday! She is truly in amazing shape. She looks great, has a good attitude and a zest for life. We celebrated by having dinner last night at Cafe Bizou in Santa Monica. Thanks to my step-father, Hal for treating us. Cafe Bizou is in the Water Garden office complex on Colorado near Cloverfield, SM. There are branches in Sherman Oaks and Pasadena. This is a very roomy, nicely appointed restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is good. I've eaten lunch there many times (since it's near my office), but had never had dinner there. Surprisingly, for a restaurant located in an office complex, it was quite busy.
We had a marvelous meal. Hal and Mom had the shortribs, Larry had the sea bass and I had bouillabaise. Everything was really tasty. We were all too stuffed to order dessert, but our waiter brought over a celebratory piece of vanilla cheesecake....divine. Happy B-Day, Mom!
This weekend we're going on a short road trip to Bakersfield. One of our good friends, Rich, is marrying Lisa. They are moving to Houston, so maybe that will be a trip in our future (hello Crochet Dude). I really like going to Bakersfield. There's still a small-town feel to the place. It's a casual, backyard wedding, so it should be fun.
Below is a photo of the scarf I wrote about yesterday. I'm calling it the Melted Melville. Here is the result after ironing flat and stretching it out. You can really see the stitches, it drapes beautifully, it's thin and gossamer gorgeous.
Melted Melville Scarf
Have a marvelous weekend!
Labels: Los Angeles, Travel, yarny stuff