A Korean Eats Her Avocado Sandwich

What California tastes like…

What California tastes like...

I call it the Californian

No, there’s no kimchi in it.

have been to Santa Monica a whole bunch of times now.  For those of you who’ve yet to visit, I will tell you that it is a magical land of pixies and elves and little gnomes who sprinkle fairy dust up and down its streets.

Favorite hang of fairies and elves

Brought to you by fairy dust!

Sorry, am I getting carried away here?  Being a bit of a New York snot?  Well, it’s true what they say, “You can take the girl out of New York, but you can’t take the New York out of the girl.”  But enough of my bad behavior!  I am lucky to have visited California as much as I have, from exclusively exclusive La Jolla to artsy-edgy San Francisco and  the pristinely beautiful San Gabriel mountains.  And let’s face it, even L.A.’s sadistic Skid Row boasts a quaint, townie charm…after a few drinks, anyways.

And then there’s Santa Monica emboldened with colors more vivid than my addled east coast-city brain can handle:

Lemon bottlebrush tree

Lemon bottlebrush tree on 2nd Street

 No need to pinch yourself, the colors are for real!

Hotter than pink!

Hotter than pink bougainvillea!

But, really, it is the avocado sandwich I ate during this recent visit that lives on in Technicolor.  I got it at the health food store on Main Street where they make it to order.  My fixation with this avocado sandwich is reminiscent of my In-N-Out Burger experience during my last last visit back in September 2012.  Admittedly, I did kvell like a city hick from New York City about how my burger was getting made-to-order behind a fast food counter in such an organized manner.  And, yeah, I was getting a little hick-y while watching the lady make my avocado sandwich in the back of the health food store.  

California Dreaming

California Dreaming

And, yeah, my breath smelled like onion for rest of the day, but it was aces at keeping those pixies, elves, and gnomes away.

You can take the girl out of New York, but you can’t take the New York out of the girl. 


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