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Places to Drink Coffee in L.A.: Paramount Coffee Project (a.k.a. PCPLA)

Today I am reviewing the Australia-inspired coffee shop Paramount Coffee Project Los Angeles, which is PCPLA for short. It took me approximately 5 weeks to learn the correct order of that acronym, but I love Australians so I forgive them for making me think I am stupid, temporarily (for 5 weeks). Paramount Coffee Project started in Sydney as a collaboration between Jin Ng of Paramount House, Mark Dundon of Seven Seeds and Russell Beard of Reuben Hills. After success in Sydney, PCP decided to open Los Angeles, and in keeping with the specialty coffee and food format of a…

Happy 2016! Start the New Year by Giving Away Just One Thing

Things. I buy them, I get them for gifts, I find them. And at first it is awesome! “A new iPhone! I am going to be able to text all my friends so much faster and with better emojis!” “A new shirt! When I wear this, I will be so outgoing and comfortable talking to strangers!” “Yippeee! Life is so beautiful! I’ve never felt more (choose one: important/sexy/powerful/confident/peaceful/happy/loved/calm/safe)!” And how long does that feeling last? Maybe it lasts forever for you. For me, I…

The Dumpster

  Best Alley Pizza in L.A. I live in L.A. and I like to have fun!  This is my latest personal project.  The dogged phoning of Athens Waste Removal Services to have this abandoned dumpster picked up and taken away (forever). I know.  I have no kids… I’ve got time on my hands. The backstory: I have been driving by this full abandoned dumpster for at least 3 months…  For a while, there were also boxes of old books surrounding it, but at some point in the last month, those disappeared (one man&#8217…

The $10 Latte (only in L.A.*)

  When reviewing Alfred Coffee {Melrose Place} for this blog at the end of October, I included information about the almost unbelievable “$10 latte” at the end of the post. I had heard the legend of the Alfred Coffee $10 latte, but I had never bothered to ask what made it so expensive, mostly because I do not even like a $2 latte but also because it seemed pretty obnoxious – braggartish as a matter of fact – to be advertising a coffee drink simply for the fact that it is $10. In fact, prior to writing the…

This is anne loves coffee more

My first post here.  My name is Anne.  I love coffee.  How much?  I love it more than wine, more than chocolate, more than caramel, more than pie – and I really love pie (yeah, yeah, I really love wine and caramel, too) – more than Paris, and sleep, and movies.  You get the idea.  Let’s just leave it at I love coffee more.   My plan is that this will be a place where I share things and places I like, what’s working for me, what isn’t, some info about how I fix what isn’t working, and a…