Santa Monica Virgin

by Jillian on April 27, 2013 · 4 comments

Well I’m settled in and ready for bed in Santa Monica, but lets rewind to 12 hours ago!

My flight left Newark at 1pm. I was pretty excited to be flying Virgin America. Oh by the way, I’m out here for work until Monday!

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The plane itself was pretty cool with the violet lights and sleek features, but the entertainment system was down.

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Unfortunately this is also how you purchase food. It took a while for them to finally come around with drinks and address the food problem. Eventually they just gave it to us for free, so I guess I can’t complain. However, 3/4 of the way through an $8 movie (This is 40 is freakin hilarious by the way), the system went out again and I didn’t see the ending. Bummer!

I landed around 4:15, just in time for rush hour traffic, of course! When we landed, the flight attendant said “You can pickup your baggage at carousel B. That’s B as in Botox”. How appropriate in LA, right? Anyway, it was a miracle that I fit everything in my Vera Bradley duffel. That may have been the first time ever in my life that I didn’t have to check a bag.

I dropped my stuff and immediately met up with Caitlin for a run! It was so awesome to catch up with her – I haven’t seen her since she moved out here last August!

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We ran down by the Santa Monica pier which was beautiful. I can’t believe she gets to do this everyday!

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After about 3 to 4 miles and lots of talking, she took me to one of her favorite places to eat.

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Tender Greens was unlike your average salad bar, thats for sure! I went with the kale salad topped with steak. The meat is all sustainable, grass fed, organic, etc. which was right up my alley. I also got a side of grilled veggies and an iced green tea. Everything was delicious and I cleared my plate!

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Okay – off to bed. I have to be up sort of early for a work event. Goodnight!

P.S. this is the first time posting from my iPad so sorry if it looks wonky.

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1 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 27, 2013 at 7:58 am

Oh man, you’re taking me back! That’s RIGHT around the corner from where I used to work when I was living in LA. Tender Greens is SO good and always has the longest line wrapped around the building come lunch time. But worth the wait! :)

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2 Liz April 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

I’m so jealous you got to run in Santa Monica! I’ve always wanted to go there, and beautiful scenery definitely makes a run a hundred times better!

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3 Jamie Sometimes Healthy Girl May 1, 2013 at 9:55 am

I LOVE Santa Monica. I used to go to LA for work, and every time I was there, I just had to run on that Santa Monica beach.

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4 Caitlin May 2, 2013 at 2:08 am

So great to see you!! Thanks for giving me an excuse to visit Tender Greens for the thousandth time that week :) Hope you had a great trip back and get to come out again soon! xo

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