A College Thanksgiving!

I’ve been so busy lately and I’ve had this post in queue for a week now! So I figured I’d just share it as is. ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy! Let’s rewind to about 1 week ago, shall we!

I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving again! Although Thanksgiving isn’t my very favorite holiday, it’s still really special to me because it’s what really kicks off the holiday season in my family. ย Thanksgiving in my family means KOST 103.5’s Month Long of Christmas Songs, ham, duck, rice, and other foods us Asians like to eat for festive holidays. But it also usually means lots and lots of time to bond with the family, play boardgames, and to enjoy each others’ company.

Thanksgiving

This year, however, my parents spent Thanksgiving in Hong Kong where my dad’s side of the family all live at. I was so bummed at first that I couldn’t go with my parents there because I couldn’t miss school, but I was still able to spend my Thanksgiving with family…my college one! My closest college friends (which are friends I went to high school with + my amazing roommate) planned a big Thanksgiving potluck with 15 of our closest friends. We all brought our favorite Thanksgiving dish and the turn out was pretty great! (We had sooo many leftovers.) And even though the turkey came out half cooked (cooked by the guys…) and everything ran behind schedule, we still all had a very fun time just enjoying each others’ company.

Smore Cupcakes

My roommate made these amazing S’more Cupcakes. Toasted marshmallows, graham cracker crusts, just simply delicious!

Thanksgiving StuffingWhat’s Thanksgiving without stuffing?

Thanksgiving Mashed PotatoesAnd an overload of mashed potatoes…

Thanksgiving Gravy

Thanksgiving HamAnd the guys’ Hawaiian ham….

Thanksgiving Golden RetrieverAnd…the cutest dog ever of course!!

ThanksgivingAnd then we started taking pictures on the staircase…we don’t know why but we liked how they came out!

ThanksgivingAnd then Arya joined us…tehehe!

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgivings! I sure did. ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t forget to follow me on twitter & pinterest for more updates from my posts! ๐Ÿ™‚ How did you guys spend your Thanksgiving!

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Dreamy Treats: Bardot Bars!

I was shopping with my boyfriend over the weekend at the Santa Anita Westfield Mall when we came across La Jolla’s Famous Bardot Bars! My mom has been raving about this fancy ice cream bar shop ever since her visit to La Jolla and I was so surprised to come across this at one of our local malls!

Bardot Ice Cream

One of the first things that drew my attention to Bardot was its stylish modern-eclectic decor. Not only were the bars fancy, the decor was too! I was very very impressed.

Bardot Ice Cream

View of their counter and the center island where the bars are kept refrigerated.

Bardot Ice Cream

Their signature icon tiled as ceiling decor.

Bardot Ice Cream

Creative photos with their signature bars around the shop!

Bardot Ice Cream

Tables and chairs to enjoy your ice cream treats!

Bardot Ice Cream

Located at the corner by the Nordstrom, Bardot’s lively decor and colors really attract lots of passerby’s attention, like mine!

Bardot Ice Cream

Their signature ice cream bars with so many delicious flavors! I really wanted to try the mango!

Bardot Ice Cream

But my boyfriend and I got “Honey I’m Home” instead. ๐Ÿ™‚ He thought the name was really cute and couldn’t resist getting it for me :)! We ended up only getting one because each bar was a whopping $5.80 and we decided to try the other flavors next time!

Bardot Ice Cream

The center was filled with a delicious Cookies & Cream Ice Cream and dipped in a 60% Dark Belgium Chocolate topped with an original Oreo cookie sprinkled with edible glitter. Super yummy!

Bardot Ice Cream

They also served their signature gelato flavors you would find in their Bardot Bars! It’s $4.60 a scoop, pricy, but if you’re feeling luxurious and have a few extra bucks to spend, I’d definitely try some of these flavors!

Bardot Ice Cream

Their Photo Booth wasn’t completed yet, but one of the helpful staff told us it’d be ready in a couple of weeks. I’m really excited for the photo-op in this cute little room!

So that was my little weekend treat that I wanted to share with you all! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’ll all find the nearest Bardot to you to go try! Here are the locations ๐Ÿ™‚ And don’t forget to check out my other Dreamy Eats & Treats posts where you’ll find other yummy snacks I like to treat myself to! You can also comment below, or email me at felicia.allthingsdreamy@gmail.com where you can let me know what you think of Bardot or any other places you’d like me to visit and review! Have a great night ๐Ÿ™‚

Warm Regards,

Felicia.C<3