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Monday, August 29, 2011

Hidden hot spots in Lomita

Lomita is a quaint town in the Southbay.
One of the landmarks here is the "Lomita Railroad Museum".


This is a very colorful and cute museum located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. It was opened in 1966.

You can visit the museum from Thursday to Sunday.

This is a very unique place to have a birthday party!

2137 w. 250th st
Lomita, CA

There is a public park next to the museum that is perfect for a picnic.

You can feel the retro California here.

I usually go to Lomita to eat at Japanese restaurants such as "Oumi Sasaya", "Gaja", "ll Chianti", and "Tamaen"

However this time I would like to share my favorite Thai food place. This place is another landmark in Lomita because it is a super bright red building on PCH.

This is a to go or delivery place. They do fast job and make excellent food! I recommend their "Naked Shrimp Salad" which is perfect for a hot day.
1733 PCH
Lomita, CA 

One of my friends just opened the hottest indoor playground here.
All the toys are made of wood.

All the walls are a vibrant purple and there is a Silly Goose character everywhere.

25449 Narbonne Ave

This is most definitely one of the cutest playgrounds and I'm proud to have taken photographs for their site. Please see it at

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hidden hot spots in San Juan Capistrano

In the middle of August, I went to visit the oldest building in California "Mission San Juan Capistrano".
It is a very nice one hour drive from LAX to San Juan Capistrano in Orange County.

The mission's history began in 1775.

Time trips back to 230 years ago.

26801  Ortega Hwy
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

In the afternoon, the sky became clear and added a shine to the mission.

Orange butterflies enjoy their colorful garden.

The contrast of blue sky and white church gives you the feeling that this is a blessed place.

It is a very peaceful place and I recommend a visit to everyone.

The mission is surrounded by a cute old town and there are many restaurants, gift store and cafes.
Their is a Metro station in middle of the town so you can come here from LA downtown by Metro.
There is also oldest neighborhood in California "Los Rios Historic District".

31831 Los Rios St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

I had so many place I want to visit next time, such as a moody restaurant, a cozy cafe and a beautiful tea house.

San Juan Capistrano is a charming historical town. I was amazed to see everything.