Off to LA for a work trip, but squeezed in some early morning and late night fun!
First stop, Manhattan Beach for a long walk on the strand.
A power smoothie at SunLife Organics in Manhattan Beach was our post-walk treat. Delicious!
Gjusta is a no miss in Venice – 320 Sunset Avenue.
Amazing fresh, farm-to-table fare.
And I am slightly obsessed with the 4″ thick marble countertop that runs the length of the restaurant!
Off to Abbot Kinney Boulevard to shop and people watch. I purchased a few trinkets and a new pair of lavender Adidas.
We met our dear friends for a drink at Shutters and for dinner at Gjelina, the sister restaurant of Gjusta, on Friday night. I don’t know how Rita got the reservation, but I bow down to her!
Erewhon is a nutty, super high-end natural food store that has curated everything perfectly. Except for the 15oz coconut yogurt we bought for $22.99…. rut row.
We were on New York time, so were able to get up each morning and go for a long walk on the Santa Monica/Venice strand.
I had a really fun work project in the valley. The only part that was not fun was our drive up the Topanga Canyon road. Right over the Santa Monica mountains – here is the view. Don’t do this if you have a fear of heights!
We spent out last night at Michael’s for dinner in Santa Monica. Opened in 1979, it is an LA institution. Now with a hot, new chef just 30 years old – Miles Thompson.
Dine on the gorgeous patio or stop in the newly renovated bar for an inspired cocktail. The perfect LA place.
If you like unusual ice cream flavors – Jeni’s on Rose Avenue is the place for you. Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Juniper & Lemon Curd, Queen City Cayenne. I chose Cocoa Curry Coco. Amazing.
LA is ALWAYS fun!
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