FOOD,  TRAVELOGUE

Novel Cafe + NHM + Blockheads

Novel Cafe

Ela, Lilli, Nam, and I embarked on the journey for food and dinosaur bones one Saturday morning. But first, we went to feed our stomachs at the Novel Cafe nearby.

Novel Cafe Menu in Westwood, Los Angeles.

Sunrise Sandwich with a side of potato wedges at the Novel Cafe in Westwood, Los Angeles.I ordered the Sunrise Sandwich after salivating over what the guy at the table next to us had. Mine came with a side of potato wedges and it was so good! It was also extremely filling; I couldn’t wipe my plate clean in one sitting.

Sunrise Sandwich with a side of fruit at the Novel Cafe in Westwood, Los Angeles.Lilli also had a Sunrise Sandwich, and I found myself envying her side of fruits once I got to the point of struggling with my potatoes. XD

Waffles at Novel Cafe in Westwood, Los Angeles.Nam had waffles, which looked so good. She couldn’t finish her meal too, though she’s not a big eater to begin with.

Omelette at Novel Cafe in Westwood, Los Angeles.Ela’s omelette, which was purportedly good too.

Natural History Museum

And then it was off to the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History for some ancient bones and architecture!

Front of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Butterfly stamps for entry into the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Animated gif of a butterfly stamp for entry into the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Ela’s entry stamp was positioned on her wrist and she said hers could fly when she flicked her wrist like so. XD

Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops fossils on display in the lobby of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops fossils on display in the lobby.

Diorama of African Mammals at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Diorama of African Mammals exhibit.

Diorama of North American Mammals at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Diorama of North American Mammals exhibit.

Laguna Manantiales Meteorite at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Laguna Manantiales Meteorite.

Stibnite at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Stibnite.

Quartz Crystal Ball at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Quartz Crystal Ball. The inverted image within the sphere is the door in front of me.

Peridot gems on display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Peridot gems on display.

And then for the main attraction:

Entrance of the dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Brachiosaurus fossil at the dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

First dinosaur concept sketch at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.First dinosaur sketch. They look so different!

Lilli with her dinosaur fossils at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Ela in the midst of all the dinosaur fossils on display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Ren at the dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Fossil suspended on the ceiling at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Fossils at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Fossils at the dinosaur exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Lilli trying on a dinosaur hat at the souvenir shop in Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.

Ela at a marsh display at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.This was Ela at Marsh section of the museum. It’s my favourite photo of the batch.

Nam, Ela, Lilli and Ren in front of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles.Nam, Ela, Lilli and I. :D

Blockheads

To cap off our day, we headed down to Blockheads in ‘Little Osaka’ Sawtelle for some shaved snow! There’s always a long queue at the store, it’s crazy.

Blockheads in 'Little Osaka' Sawtelle, Los Angeles.

Decorated wall at Blockheads in 'Little Osaka' Sawtelle, Los Angeles.

Staff making orders at Blockheads in 'Little Osaka' Sawtelle, Los Angeles.

Decorated whiteboard on a wall at Blockheads in 'Little Osaka' Sawtelle, Los Angeles.

Shaved snow from Blockheads in 'Little Osaka' Sawtelle, Los Angeles.

Rainbow sprinkles on condensed milk on black sesame shaved snow at Blockheads in 'Little Osaka' Sawtelle, Los Angeles.Mine was rainbow sprinkles on condensed milk on black sesame shaved snow. Om nom nom.

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