If only all Sundays were this fun.

On Sunday, my best friend Jenn was working at the Long Beach Patchwork Arts & Crafts Festival, so I went to go help. It was POURING in the morning so Jenn got drenched while setting up the tent in the rain, everybody was cold and grumpy, and it looked like it was going to be just plain shitty… But we picked up some pants for Jenn at a nearby Target, the sun came up, lots of people came, and all was good at the end.

Patchwork Long Beach

Patchwork Long Beach

Patchwork Long Beach

Jenn’s business, The Appropriated Muffin, is a catering company that specializes in baked treats. So if you want some wedding favors or holiday presents, you know where to go!

Patchwork Long Beach

Logo design by my baby sister :)

Patchwork Long Beach

Stylin’ indie babies and puppies.

Patchwork Long Beach

Patchwork Long Beach

Patchwork Long Beach

Patchwork Long Beach

The Patchwork Arts & Crafts Festival is an awesome place to get your holiday shopping done. There are going to be other locations, so check it out!

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Afterwards, we went to visit my friend Noba at the hospital…

Momma!

Bebbeh and Momma!

Because she just had a baby boy!!!

Poppa!

(she was in labor for like 10 hours and then finally had a c-section. needless to say, dad Keigo was pooped out).

It's so tiny!!!!

Baby Keigo is so tiny and squirmy and all things wonderful. So happy for these two!!!

 

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Babies = celebrate! So in celebration of itty bitty baby Keigo, Don and I had a bowl of noodles at Mottainai Ramen. It’s south bay, what else are you going to eat? Sandwiches? NO.

Mottainai Ramen

 

Mottainai Ramen

Crispy ‘winged’ gyoza? Check.

Mottainai Ramen

Spicy, so-thick-that-it’s-one-step-away-from-gelatin tonkotsu broth? Check. (Yokohama Striker – 7.80)

Mottainai Ramen

UBER OOZY EGGS?! CHECK CHECK ONE TWO. (1.00)

Mottainai Ramen

Optional ball of garlic-y pork fat for more richness? Check. (White Bomb – 1.50)

Mottainai Ramen

(or a ball of super spicy pork fat with the super porky Yokohama Freaker {8.50}, if that’s they you swing. Red Bomb – 1.50)

Pair all that with a pint of  lager (Sapporo? Asahi? I forget) and now you have a super celebratory dinner. DO GO AT ALL COSTS.

 

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Mottainai Ramen
(310) 538-3250
1630 redondo beach blvd
Gardena, CA 90247
http://mottainairamen.com
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