Our first stop was Philippe, a famous deli (it's over 100 years old) that is known to have invented French Dipped Sandwiches, and is now located in the heart of Chinatown. We had their original beef dip sandwich, and it was as good as expected. I loved the restaurant's old school diner/cafeteria vibe and decor - it looks as though nothing has changed since the location opened in the 50's, and it probably hasn't.
After Philippe we wandered the streets of Chinatown and popped into various shops and delis, and of course had a boba drink. I loved exploring the busy markets tucked back from the street with shop upon shop selling interesting (and also very strange) items. It really didn't feel like we were in LA!
The weather over the weekend was crazy hot (someone told me that the temperature gauge in their car read 116) so a tank top was a must, but I am getting a little sick of the few pairs of shorts I have, so some comfy capris were my next choice.
My pants are from H&M (These from J Crew are similar and on sale!) my tank top is old from American Apparel, and my espadrilles are by Tory Burch. I carried my oversized bright pink clutch (this one from Asos is pretty much the exact one and only $31) and wore a few bracelets - my favorite is the green rope Lilly Pulitzer one that my boyfriend randomly bought me one day. Aww ; )
|This market sold just about any fish you can think of live - for some reason seeing tilapia live was a lot weirder than lobster. I felt badly for them!|