PART 1 - 1:30PM (for Part 1, RSVP here):
Cafe Tropical: 2900 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Let's go for a 1 hr urban stair/hill walk in the charming neighborhood of Silverlake on Xmas Day. This will be more than a stroll but less than a hike. You should wear walking shoes/sneakers; no heels or flip flops :) but no hiking shoes or poles necessary :) It will be a good workout for some of us, you might work up a sweat, but for serious hikers, it should be a piece of cake. Bring a hat and a water bottle.
PART 2 - 3:30PM (for Part 2, RSVP here):
Hwa Sun Ji Tea & Coffee: 3960 Wilshire Blvd # 100, Los Angeles, CA
This tea house is an oasis in Koreatown and LA. They offer amazing teas, both caffeinated and herbal. The menu characterizes the teas in terms of their medicinal benefits. Barley tea comes on the house with other teas (with food?). They also offer snacks and desserts (eg shaved ice). Price point: I'd say around $5-$15, depending what you order. http://www.yelp.com/biz/hwa-sun-ji-tea-and-coffee-los-angeles
Let's play it by ear re going out for eats/dinner post-tea... depending how much we snack/eat at the tea house, etc.