California gleaming: hanging with the hip, healthy Venice Beach crowd
“I am energised.” I glance up from my menu at the beaming waitress who has just addressed me. “Um, I’m sorry, what?” “I am energised,” she repeats serenely. “It’s the affirmation to go with your smoothie.” “Oh, um, right, great,” I reply. “I’ll have the granola bowl, too…” “I am nourished,” she nods encouragingly.
To be fair, it’s easy to feel energised in Cafe Gratitude, the eatery serving nutritious food with a hefty side of karma on shabby-chic Rose Avenue. Lululemon-clad yoginis are beginni