Los Angeles is one of our favorite places to work and play. Here are some spots
to do a little bit of both...and hopefully one more than the other.
This hotel is worth the stay for its pool alone, but even aside from the fabulous
cabana area- the design, food and service are impeccable too. Plenty of different
areas within this hotel to hang out in, when looking for a different vibe.
There are few places dreamier than Chateau Marmot. Known for star sightings,
there is a special mystique about the castle that makes you feel like you're on a
movie set. A Hollywood classic thats definitely worth the stay. Great bar -
awesome vibe all around.
With an outdoor patio that's colorful and quaint, this cafe has the best smoothies
and juices to start the day. The Minty Hawaiian is a favorite as well as the Malibu.
Their pasta dishes are incredible and if you want to blow a serious amount of cash
on clothes or accessories...it's a pretty good one stop shopping deal.
For a more indulgent brunch, Kings Road is the best spot to grab chili poached
eggs and a house roasted cup of coffee.
An awesome lunch spot with fresh sandwiches, iced coffee and delicious baked
goods. Plus a great outdoor seating to catch some sun with your lunch.
To satisfy your seafood cravings, this low-lit, cozy spot is the perfect place. We still
have cravings for their linguine with clam sauce. We've tried to recreate this dish at
home numerous times and have failed miserably. There's some secret ingredients
in that sauce...and it's unlike any other clam sauce we're ever tasted. We highly
recommend this dish, but hear this!!! Get a few of them at once!!! The portions
are way too small to share - even with your closest friends.
Between Beverly and Fairfax is a perfectly walkable area with some of our favorite
restaurants and shops. There's a little bit of everything.
Milk's style is the epitome of California cool. A perfectly curated mix of small, local
designers shelling out quality classics and established favorites.
Another mainstay in California culture, American Rag has a vast collection of everyday
cool, casual wear- to take you from the beach to the show.
An easy place to get lost in, filled with beads and simple, well-priced jewelry. A sweet
shop definitely worth stopping into and the owner is super cool.
Also, definitely check out the El Ray Theatre to see what live shows are playing. We
caught an awesome concert last time we were in town. It was great to see a show
without a million cell phones recording the entire event while it was going on. The
crowd was in the here and now...and it made for a more enjoyable event.