We totally understand your one weekend rule: avoid the freeway. But what if you could just park once and spend the whole day somewhere? Totally worth it, right? Here, four super-walkable destinations where you can hang out all day long.
MALIBU: TRANCAS COUNTRY MART
Have macadamia nut pancakes with coconut syrup at Kristy’s Village Cafe, browse the upscale housewares and gifts at Malibu Beach House swoon over the jewelry at Irit Design and pick up a sammie for lunch at the chi-chi market Vintage Grocers.
DTLA: ONE SANTA FE
Eat an Acai bowl at Amazebowls, then shop for minimalist-cool clothing at Voyager, where the ceiling is a mass of live greenery. Peruse a selection of art and architecture books at Hennessey + Ingalls, and pick up a surprise gift for a beloved dude.
STUDIO CITY: 13000 BLOCK OF VENTURA BLVD.
There’s a lot of yin-yang going on on this block. In the food category, it’s the watermelon-jalapeño lime juice at Pressed Juicery to the coconut-frosting-filled cupcakes at SusieCakes. For apparel, it’s the luxury of Isabel Marant and Rag and Bone at Stacey Todd versus the budget-friendly separates at Girl by Dee Rocco. Book your visit around a beauty appointment and linger, taking advantage of that Los Angeles unicorn, free valet service.
VENICE: ROSE AND FIFTH AVENUES
Shop dreamy linen bedding at Parachute and browse movie-star-suitable bias-cut silk dresses and household gifts at Lily Ashwell before settling in to a healthy Dinner of coconut ceviche and an eggplant Parm panini at Café Gratitude. Don’t leave the hood without stocking up on a trendy adaptogenic blend from Moon Juice to add to your home smoothies.
We wish you an interesting reading!