This weekend I spent a wonderful afternoon with a friend in Los Angeles. We had lunch at the Alcove. A very cozy restaurant nestled in the eclectic neighborhood of Los Feliz. The restaurant is located inside a charming old house filled with precious antique furniture and large oil paintings that adorn the walls in keeping with the time and spirit of the house. We sat outside on the large patio under one of the large red canvas umbrellas that shielded us from the light afternoon rain. There we chatted in between bites of delicious panini sandwiches served with golden fries, then shared a generous slice of lemon and coconut cake with chamomile tea. It was such a pleasant time.