Coffee & Routines (& Gaga)

What are some of your favoooorite coffee drinks?!

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WHAT I SIP

I love sippin' on an iced coffee with vanilla sweetener! I also like to add a dash of milk in there. Sometimes I'll add 2% or a little bit of whole milk -- or maybe almond or nonfat! 

I also love lattes, well, iced vanilla lattes to be exact! Iced all day, every day!! And mmmm, espresso!!! Shots on shots on shots! :)

Those are my go-tos for sure!  

Photo: Lady Gaga walking past me in Starbucks! :) 

Photo: Lady Gaga walking past me in Starbucks! :) 

Starbucks is one of my favorite places to get my iced coffee -- and getting a free refill is a great perk (where my gold members at!?) :) There are about three of them close to my neighborhood that I enjoy going to a lot! They always have great customer service and I sometimes randomly get the hookup with free or discounted drinks from the baristas! Oh, and there have been some good celebrity sightings at the 'bucks in my 'hood too (lol) -- I've seen Lady Gaga (before she headed to the Super Bowl -- see the photo I snuck of her! Lol!) and Rod Stewart recently! Every one needs their cup of joe, am I right?!

CUPS AROUND TOWN

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Other local coffee shops are always fun to hang out at as well. 

Some that I enjoy are ALFRED, M STREET COFFEE, JOAN'S ON THIRD, BLUE BOTTLE, among others! I just recently visited INTELLIGENTSIA on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice!! 

I'll sometimes go to good 'ole Coffee Bean every now and then, especially if I'm on the Universal Studios Lot. There's one right next to their commissary! That's one of the first things I do when I'm on a studio lot is find out if there's a coffee shop and where it's located! Lol! 

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MY THING/ ROUTINES

Coffee has been a great addition to each one of my days. Okay, let me break it down for you.  

My work schedule can be a little all over the place. A lot of people living in L.A. or NYC -- or someone working in an industry like mine, can relate to this. Work days can be really sporadic sometimes.

A few months ago, I started a little routine. I started going to the coffee shop in the mornings -- even if I have a busy day ahead, I try to slip in going in the morning or early afternoon if I can. This is what I like to call my "me time" or "my thing"....

Sometimes I spend that morning coffee time with my boyfriend if our schedules line up...or a friend, but most days I like to go in the morning -- alone.  

Yes, alone. :)

I like to catch up on some writing and read a little. I've also set aside this time to do some devotional reading. :)

I love sitting there and smelling the coffee all around me, while feeding my soul with good writings or spilling my soul into my writings. It's been a great little routine I've been doing -- and if I can't make it to the coffee shop, I still like to set that time aside for myself as much as possible.  

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Back to my sporadic schedule -- this little routine has given me a little normalcy, somewhat. I've never really been a big fan of "routines"...but I do enjoy some sort of stability in my (sometimes) time consuming, busy, crazy schedule. 

Embrace what your "thing" is today...and try not to take it for granted. Find the little joys in your day! 

Enjoy your coffee. Enjoy your moments. :) 

What's your favorite coffee drink, coffee shop around town, and one of your favorite routines!? :) 

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