To celebrate Brittanie‘s 30th birthday we spent five days in Venice Beach. We smoked, we ate, we drank, we relaxed and we made unforgettable memories.
Brittanie is my best friend from elementary school. We met in third grade but grew apart when we went to separate middle and high schools. Fast forward ten years. She reached out on Twitter regarding photos and we reconnected. Today I am the godmother to Brittanie’s first born. She’s not only my best friend, she’s like family.
So back to our epic Venice vacation…
Our favorite way to start the day? The Butcher’s Daughter. After waking up, we’d smoke a bowl or two and walk to this Abbot Kinney hot spot for breakfast. In fact, we ate here three times during our vacay. If you’re in Venice Beach, The Butcher’s Daughter is a must.
Another thing we love about Venice Beach is the street art. Brittanie, Colin and I perused the main drag, smoked joints and enjoyed the art. Wheat paste, spray paint and 3-D sculptures caught our eye. The piece featured above, So Far So Good, is one of my favorites.
We didn’t spend our entire trip in Venice. We made sure to spend a day at the Olympic Spa in Korea Town. Almost eight hours of hot tubs, cold tubs, steam rooms and massages prepared us for our Saturday night out. Brittanie, her cousin Colin, and friends all met for dinner at Gjelina, one of my favorite Abbot Kinney restaurants.
Lastly, we found ourselves on a little show known as The Price is Right. Brittanie is obsessed and wanted to attend a taping while in town. A few edibles and a bathroom vape sesh later, we walked into the taping. They seated us four rows back and directly behind contestants row.
While I’ve lived in Seattle the last 18 months, Venice Beach always feels like home. Maybe I’ll be here for my 30th birthday? Heck, maybe I’ll move back in my 30’s? Either way, I couldn’t ask for a better friend to spend the last few days with. Happy birthday Brittanie and here’s to another 30 years of friendship!