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Chris and I decided to check out California Cactus Center in Pasadena, CA a few days ago! I read about the place through Yelp and after seeing some photos on Instagram, I was determined to check it out. Lucky for me, Chris was interested in going as well.

The place was a bit small but it was overflowing with abundance of succulents and cacti!

Seriously though, those cacti are huge and so beautiful. Fun fact: when we were looking around, there were a few plants marked sold to a man named, Mister P. After we noticed the tenth pot that was sold to him, we went around the place trying to find more of Mister P’s plants. WHO ARE YOU MISTER P?!

Before we went to the cactus center, we had lunch at Islands Restaurant: Burgers & Beer. The restaurant is casual dining, and specializes in burgers and drinks with a tropical theme. Chris and I both got the Kilauea burger – it was a jalapeño & black pepper crusted burger with pepper jack cheese (I got havarti in mine!), chipotle aioli, lettuce and Island Reds (they’re signature fried red onions). This burger is what I imagine heaven to taste like; it was so darn good! The chipotle aioli was really satisfying as well.

15 Comments

  • yuki motokane
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    One of my favorite plants <3 I would love to see that place sometime!

    Who are you, Mister P??!

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  • nana~
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    I need to know who Mister P is, please. XD Mmmm those burgers tho /drools

    musingful.com

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Yay for being a fellow cacti and succulent lover! I would definitely recommend this place 🙂

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  • Kandice
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    I think the only plant I could take care of is cactus. I will honestly enjoy this place 🙂

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  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Beautiful! It really does look like a desert with that sunlight and all the cacti haha 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Yes! Cacti are so pretty :3

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  • Jane
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    So many cacti!! Love the Mr P mystery, hahaha. The burger sounds amazing.

    Jane / deluminators

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  • indiesuns
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    It's so cute that you have a blog to document your adventures together! I just love the idea! This place is just so perfect for a date! I love plants and my boyfriend does too! I will definitely add it to my date ideas! You have such a lovely blog!
    xx
    Ana

    Indie Suns | Bloglovin' | Instagram

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Haha same Nana – I want to know who this man is. Dude I love burgers, you don't even know.

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    The burger was seriously too good. Pretty sure that was the highlight of my day.

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Yes, it's such a lovely place. Hahaha the world needs to know!

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  • Erica Choi
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Ah what a fun place! I love cacti and succulents… hope I can visit one day! 🙂

    Erica
    http://www.eggcanvas.me

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Hahaha to be honest, that's why I started taking care of succulents cause I know it'll be a while before they die on me xD

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  • Eena
    January 14, 2018 at 6:36 PM

    Hey, thanks! I do post some "life lately" posts which may or may not include Chris but for the most part, I'm almost always with my boyfriend. Yay, I'm glad I got to give you a future date idea. 🙂

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  • Jessica
    January 14, 2018 at 6:37 PM

    I've never owned a cactus, but I do see them A LOT in blogger's photos on instagram lol

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