As of this past weekend, Downtown Los Angeles is officially home to the brand new MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM. Correct. A museum dedicated to the worlds greatest treat. Right here in the City of Angels. I cant believe it either, but turns out it’s real people! And real awesome at that! Last week I got a sneak peek inside the “museum” and trust me, it’s just something you’ve got to see (or taste in this case) to believe. As if I need to give you any more reason to want to go to an ice cream museum besides “ice cream”, here are 10 more things to get you all geared up for your trip to sweet and sprinkle town!
I came… I saw… I wore clothes… I conquered. Coachella is a whirlwind of activities and emotions, but 2017 was another successful experience! It was so much fun planning each outfit everyday (minus spending all the $$$$), but it was exciting finding ways to feel “festival inspired” while still feeling like I was dressing in my usual personal style. If you were curious about any outfit I posted about on Instagram, here’s where you can find all of the deets!
There’s few things that make my heart go a’flutter quite like having an interaction with a cute animal. I. Love. Animals. Almost a little too much. (Did you cry your whole way through The Legend of Tarzan? Because I did.) Almost all of my extra dimes goes to local animal rescue organizations because it really is something near and dear to my heart, so when I’d heard LA got it’s first official CAT CAFE… you can only imagine my reaction. Embarrassing to some while perfectly acceptable to others! Crumbs + Whiskers is our very own LA based Cat Cafe where yes, you can sip on caffeinated beverages while playing with or petting kitties. The best part about THESE kitties is that they’re all up for adoption, and they’re all such great cats with their own funny little personalities.
It’s officially that time of year again, COACHELLA IS UPON US whether we like it or not! It feels like just yesterday I was right back here in Indio worrying about what to wear, fighting the elements, eating Spicy Pie for every meal, but having the time of my life. Coachella is one of my FAVORITE excuses to go shopping and pull outfits together, and this year has been no exception.
First thoughts over the words “magic show” (for me at least) aren’t exactly “OOoOooO!” I’ll be honest, usually there more like, “…hmmm…” BUT that being said, say “magic show” and “Houston Hospitality” (Good Times at Davey Waynes, No Vacancy, La Descarga, Breakroom 86, etc.) in the same sentence and suddenly I’m sold. Black Rabbit Rose is the latest Houston Hospitality venture to hit Hollywood; born into the former Butchers & Barbers space, Black Rabbit Rose is the team’s latest concept that is centered around dining, entertainment, and of course cocktails. It’s been described by many as the “smaller, younger, more hip sibling” to the O.G. of Hollywood mystery, The Magic Castle. (Cheesy magician voice) Why that may be, you’ll have to see for yourself.
Like droves of Angelenos and travelers alike, last week I ventured to The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve to catch a rare glimpse of what has been dubbed a “super bloom” that is sweeping through many parts of Southern California. Wild flowers be goin’ CRAZY right now thanks in part to all of the rain we got this year, and it truly is an absolutely remarkable sight to see. I had plenty of places to choose from to see these beautiful wild flowers flourishing, but something about seeing California poppies at a designated poppy reserve piqued my interest most.
If YOU have any interest in seeing these blankets of orange beauties IRL, this is what you need to know:
If you’re up on the ol’ Instagrams… you may have seen that I paid a little visit to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve yesterday! You may also already have been aware that Southern California has found itself in the midst of a “Super Bloom”, and it really is absolutely incredible. I won’t go too much into detail YET, we’ll save the full rundown in a dedicated post next week, but let’s be honest I absolutely could not wait to share at least some of the photos.
Have you ever wanted to go out and just have dessert? It happens to me more often than I think I’d like to admit, but if you’ve got a case of the sweet tooth you probably sympathize. Well. If you were looking for the perfect excuse to dine solely on sugar, I have found it! One of my favorite places in LA, The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, now offers a 7 course dessert tasting that is described as a celebration in honor of the intersection between art and taste. We’re talking about The Peninsula here, you can completely guarantee that not only will your food taste wonderful, it will look particularly wonderful as well. Think seashells, flowers, pretty plates, perfectly made treats and all that exemplifies “almost too beautiful to eat”. The best part about this dessert tasting? It comes with free flowing champagne for up to two people! So for $76, you and your date/mom/friend/grandma/colleague can indulge in some truly incredible sweets, AND drink all the champagne you want.
MY FAVORITE PASTA DISH ON THE PLANET IS BACK IN LOS ANGELES. I REPEAT. MY FAVORITE PASTA. IS BACK IN LOS ANGELES.
Ever since Scarpetta closed its doors about a year or so ago, there was a void I worried would never be filled – that is unless I was willing to travel to the Scarpetta in Vegas or NY to fill it. But thankfully as of a few months ago, chef Scott Conant is back in Los Angeles and has teamed up with some of my favorite local restauranteurs to bring us The Ponte, and thus, bring back Scott’s signature spaghetti pomodoro.
I don’t know about you, but I ain’t scared of a little denim on denim, as a matter a fact I’m all about it?! I have been having way too much fun lately pairing denim pants with denim shirts or jackets. There’s something slightly “jailbird” about the whole look but I’m taking the stance that it’s the cool thing to do right now, not the silly dorky thing.