Passing by the beaches down on the 101 freeway. I want a beach day very soon!! Heading to University of California, Santa Barbara. It was a hot day. Fully crowded. Luckily, we arrived a little early, so we relaxed at my friend's apartment before walking over and grabbing our seats.
Did I mention it was hot? Sitting there as the sun beat down. But it was worth seeing my best friend receive her diploma. After the ceremony, we had a small reception back at my friend's apartment.
A small buffet of ham and cheese roll ups, ravioli pasta, veggie crudite, fruit salad, california rolls, tender buffalo wings. With some wine and beer to wash them down.
Her mom also whipped up some homemade tostadas with beans, salsa, lettuce, guacamole and cheese. Delicious!! I would have taken two, but I was close to being stuffed by that point.
It was that good.
It was that good.
Not to forget dessert - a slice of fruit tart (with peaches apples, strawberries, blackberries with a layer of custard, cake and a crisp shortbread crust) and chocolate cupcakes all from Porto's bakery.
My fave bakery!!
It was a good time and a simple celebration. Congrats to my BFF for getting her degree.
Now she can relax and enjoy the summer. :)
Also...for all you LA people. This Saturday, June 19th, is the summer EAT MY BLOG bakesale. All proceeds will go to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. It will be held at Tender Greens in West Hollywood from 10am to 4pm. Click on the menu photo below to see all the delicious goodies that I, along with several other SoCal bloggers, will be baking up. It's a big list, but we're all willing to pitch in for a good cause. (I say go for some Nutella Blondies *wink wink*)
Please stop by and purchase yourself some delicious yum yums. For more info you can also check out the EAT MY BLOG official blog.