Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday #28: Green Bar Distillery, Downtown LA

Lumière & Lens, Christmas, Blogmas

The weekends in December have been packed!  I just got home from a professor's holiday party and I have one next Sunday, the night before I fly to Chicago.  So little time, so much to do!


Last night, a bunch of us went to a tasting tour at Green Bar Distillery in Downtown Los Angeles.  They are an environmentally conscious distillery that makes spirits with organic ingredients and plants a tree for every bottle sold!  I'm not much of a drinker (I can't handle ANY alcohol), but I did enjoy the tour and learning about how spirits are made.  The machinery was really cool.  Their Ginger Organic Liqueur was my absolute favorite of the night!  Their tours are only $12 per person so I'd recommend a visit if you're in the Los Angeles area. 

Green Bar Distillery, Organic Distillery, Downtown Los Angeles
Distillation tank at Green Bar Distillery.
Green Bar Distillery, Organic Distillery, Downtown Los Angeles
Distillation apparatus and continuous fractionation machinery at Green Bar Distillery.
Green Bar Distillery, Los Angeles
Green Bar Distillery, Organic Distillery, Downtown Los Angeles, Flavor Infusions
Samples of the spices and flavors used to infuse their unique liquors.


We decided to go Angel City Brewery after the tasting tour.  Standard night of drinking, games, and me walking around with my camera to take sneaky shots.  My friend took my camera and snapped a few group photographs, which I really appreciated.  I am often always the one behind the camera and rarely in front of the lens.  He said, "You should have some pictures of yourself, too."  And here we are!

Angel City Brewery, Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles, DTLA
Little Tokyo, Far Bar
Far Bar, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

We then walked to Far Bar in Little Tokyo for my drinks and food.  I grabbed this sneaky shot of people from the edge of the table.  Look at the mood lighting!  That's my friend who took the last photo looking at his fiancée.  Ah, love!

What's also apparent from my photos is that my DSLR is very technologically outdated.  It photographs very poorly in low-light as you can tell by the noise.  I really need a new camera. 


I did pretty well with exercising 4 times this week.  On my better weeks, I would do it 5 to 6 times a week, but motivation is harder in these darker months.  I've also been eating more carbs because it's nearly winter!  On the plus side, I did leg day today (I now squat above my body weight) and felt pretty shattered so you know it was intense.  I've also been working on a draft of a manuscript this week and am aiming to get the full rough draft done by Friday.

What did you get up to this past week?


•  I love makeup (and respect it as an art form) so these backstage makeup tips are right up my alley.
•  Diving Into The Unknown: a documentary about divers at Plura Cave. 


  1. the distillery tour looks interesting! and the walk after also look so fun. ah tell me about the photographer's pain. i like taking photos but definitely rare to be on any. i feel like missing out the fun while i was actually capturing it hahah i did nothing for the past week except watching k-drama goblin! it was too fun.

  2. You've been infinitely busier than I have this week, and it sounds like you've had a great time! Enjoy the parties, it's a great time of year to do so.

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  3. Ooh that ecological bar sounds really cool! And I love Far Bar! Congrats on the 4x a week workout, I halted my workouts once the temperate hit the low 50's here in NYC haha

    Characters & Carry-ons

  4. These are cool photos!

  5. I don't drink, so it was good to hear that you enjoyed the tour despite not being much of a drinker either! Haha I'm almost always behind the camera as well, though I have a particular friend who likes to take my camera and get in a few shots of me too! // Far Bar is so gorgeous, especially with those lights. // Good job on exercising 4x/wk, and good luck with your draft! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  6. This place looks great!!!

  7. Green Bar Distillery looks awesome! I'll have to put it on my list next time I'm in LA :) Also, can I steal some of that motivation? I'm lucky if I make it to the gym once a week. Winter is BRUTAL.

    Natalie Was Here

  8. The tour looks so interesting - I would love to do one (though, I would definitely drink, haha). And I LOVE that your friend took the photo of you, that was very sweet!

    xo Beca Jade |