The West Coast Bella Girls would like to echo the East Coast team in wishing all a very happy and safe 4th!
I’ve always been a big fan of the 4th of July. Growing up, our family used to pack a picnic and head to the beach for dinner followed by the fireworks, which were often enjoyed floating in the ocean on a boogie board in the swaths of light on the water that the explosions would create.
At first, I thought that working today wouldn’t be much fun, and that I would miss the good food and family that I usually enjoy on the 4th. I was wrong. At the Whole Foods in Venice, we set up shop right next to where the marketing team was offering samples of their all beef hot dogs (straight off the grill!) and sparkling lemonade. Followed up by one of our gelato or sorbet samples, those lucky customers had themselves a pretty fantastic meal or hearty snack today, and it was all for free! Plus, everything being sampled was also on sale at the store, so you could pick up and take home all of your new favorites without breaking the bank! So, good food? Check!
Family? Well, my hubby flew down to join us for the weekend, we were treated to a fantastic dinner by one uncle, and we’re staying the night with another uncle, so we’re covered on the family front too!
Hope your 4th was as great as ours. And if it wasn’t, come to one of our last LA stops tomorrow (Whole Foods at 500 Wilshire Blvd from 11-2 or Albertson’s at 2627 Lincoln Blvd from 4-7), so that we can make your 5th fantastic.