Last night was the perfect evening to be al fresco lounging, drinking and dining with a good friend. Cordelia and I have known each other since middle school in Singapore and I can safely say that at the time, we never thought we'd both be in Los Angeles conversing over jobs, graduation, serious relationships and life in general. I used to see Corde around three times a year during college -she was an East Coaster-, so it has been a treat to have her in LA for the summer.
We met up at the Century City restaurant, Craftbar. Craftbar is actually the casual and low-key arm of the more sleek and formal Craft, owned by celebrity-chef Tom Colicchio. This terrace and lounge is ideal for sipping on fun cocktails and ordering from a menu of small bites, salads, pizzas and pastas all under the $10 mark. Yep, nothing is over 10 bucks!! Everything is served tapas style either indoors on the low tables or outside on the cabana couches. The dishes we ordered were super and I bet it's the exact same quality as Craft - at a fraction of the price! Craftbar is first come/first serve; Corde and I got lucky and we were able to claim a table just for ourselves :)