Growing up, I’ve always had the luxury of living less than 5 minutes from all of my closest friends. Call it luck, call it fate-but I think that was a big reason why we were able to spend so much time together and still remain close from practically growing up together-going through elementary school, middle school AND high school together. Even now that we’re off at separate colleges, every time we go back home, we still spend our nights like the old days, staying up at someone’s living room and spending hours just catching up.
College has been great too-you’re basically living with your friends and everyone lives relatively close. So honestly, it’s very hard to imagine what it’d be like when we all graduate, move away for our respective jobs, or move away to grad school/med school/dental school/vet school/pharm school/optometry/nursing school (had to include all of them because I have friends all aspiring to pursue these professions! Haha.)
That being said, I’ve always wondered what it’s like making friends in the adult world. As of now we meet people in our classes, through our other friends, or through organizations we’re involved in (whether it’s a dance team, sorority, volunteer group, etc.) But does that really happen once you start working? I mean, I guess you could assume that your co-workers are your friends…but the thought of maybe having to move away and start working in a new place is quite daunting.
I think the great thing about life, though, is that if you really open up-you can find friendships (and love, although I still have yet to experience that romance-y stuff) in the most unexpected places. At a bar, the gym, grocery stores (is that a thing?? hahah), coffee shops. Or who knows, maybe even a bus stop.
I say this because one casual school night, I was just waiting at the bus stop for HOURS. Ok maybe not, that’s an exaggeration…but a really long time-and the busses that come by campus are usually packed. So you just sit there and watch full bus after full bus pass your stop and wait for the next one in hopes that it isn’t full either. Definitely a process. Anyways, I just asked some random girl who was also waiting how long she had been waiting/how many busses had stopped and we realized that it would be faster at this point to walk-then we realized while walking home together, we lived in the same complex, had a couple of the same classes, that we were both from the same area, and then we became friends. And this is basically a post about how one time we went hiking together at the beach and went out for acai bowls after to de-stress before finals week.
The beautiful Pacific Ocean, where we decided to go for a nice sunset
hike walk. Blacks Beach is an amazing viewpoint.
So Trilogy Sanctuary in downtown La Jolla is an incredibly hip, and beautiful restaurant, complete with an outdoor seating and aerial yoga on the patio. We decided to come here for some acai bowls since we weren’t too hungry, although they have a ton of healthy vegan options that I definitely want to come back for.
Indoor seating is all nice and cozy, with couches near the window that give it more of a home-y feel.
Beautiful and simple decorations to go with our acai bowls.
Bus-stop stranger-turned friend aka Gaithrri.
Gaithrri ordered the Chocoholic acai bowl, which is blended with almond milk, cacao, banana, strawberry and topped with peanut butter, cacao nibs, granola and banana. Definitely love the big serving sizes, and the richer flavor of the chocolate and peanut butter in the acai bowl. I personally like my acai bowls to just taste like fruit, but cacao is a pretty popular acai variation and still tastes great.
I ordered the Traditional acai bowl, which is just blended with coconut water, banana, blueberry and apple and topped with granola, bananas and strawberries. Definitely comes in a bigger portions than most of the acai places I’ve been to, but they’re pretty price-y at $11/bowl.
Since Trilogy is a vegan place, they don’t use toppings like honey. However, I thought the toppings were a bit too boring for my taste-I love when my acai bowls are loaded with things like goji berries, coconut flakes, blueberries, kiwis…I guess I can’t ask for too much though, especially not without spending at least another couple of dollars to add all of that when I can just make my own at home.
The granola definitely tasted a lot healthier than most acai places though and I think this has a lot to do with their idea of eating wholesome, clean, unprocessed food that is good for the body and the spirit.
The outdoor seating area was so cute, and they even had one of those heating lamps and pillows and everything. We personally didn’t feel like sitting outside because we were so cold, but I could imagine it’s a cute place to cuddle with your S/O or just meditate. Hope to be back again soon to try some of the other options they have, like vegan tacos!!
7650 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037