CicLAvia: Culver City Meets Venice

CicLAvia: Culver City Meets Venice

Los Angeles has this awesome event called CicLAvia where streets are closed down to cars and open for people to walk, skate, bike, play, and explore! Eddie and I try to always go when they have our fave route through Culver City, Mar Vista, and Venice. Apparently, it's the country’s largest open streets event! 

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Platform

A few things I love: shopping, food, string lights, and cacti. Platform in Culver City has them all. And I'm obsessed! This little outdoor shopping district is not only gorgeously designed, it also has really awesome merchants and pop up shops all located next to the Expo Line's Culver City station. I live right nearby so there's no need for me to jump on the metro, but for those coming from other parts of LA, I can imagine this is crazy convenient! Platform is also still really new, it only just opened last year and they are consistently adding new shops which is very exciting. They just confirmed recently that Reformation will be opening their second LA boutique here soon. Cannot WAIT! Keep reading for a few of my fave parts of this crazy cool shopping center.

Gimme dat coffee! Blue Bottle is popping up all over LA and I'm 100% down with it. One opened on Abbot Kinney in Venice and the one at Platform is very cool. Order your coffee/pastry then head back to the book shelf and grab a book to read- up the stairs is a cute sitting area filled with poufs and mini tables. Or bring your laptop and go to town! You could also sit outside and admire the amazing Floral Art shop next door.

INSIDER TIP: If you end up driving, park in the crazy cool structure with the Technicolor Drip mural by Jen Stark. Take the elevator all the way up to the top for awesome LA views, including the Downtown city skyline!

Sweetgreen just opened recently and although I haven't tried it yet, I've heard great things. I need to get on that ASAP!

Loqui is a must visit for delish Mexican food. I love their chicken tacos & chips/guac! Soooo yummy, can't get enough.

Some of the shops here include Aesop, Poketo, The Shop, and more. An awesome new nail salon called Tenoverten just opened and all their polishes are 8-free, cruelty free, and vegan. Yaaaaaas!

Check out The Cannibal for a good meal and drinks. My friends and I usually order a bunch of things for the table to share which is always a fun time. I love ordering that way because then I get to try a little of everything! Some fave drinks of mine include The Samitaur and the Honey Basil Sling. Perrrrrrfection.

And there you have it! I'd love to hear your fave parts of Platform if you check it out for yourself. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know! Hope you all have a great weekend xoxo

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Fuzzy Culver Coat

I visit Buffalo Exchange pretty often. For those who don't know, Buffalo Exchange is this awesome store where you can buy, sell and trade new and recycled clothing. It's one of my fave places to shop because you never know what you're going to find - they add new pieces every day! I've found so many amazing, brand new designer clothes for a fraction of the original price, as well as cool vintage items. This Hazel fuzzy two toned coat was a recent lucky find - under $20 bucks and super cute! It's been pretty chilly in LA this week, so I wore it out to lunch with Eddie near where we live, in Culver City. 

I love these Culver City neighborhoods. The tree lined streets are amazing - so much green! 

We ate at Public School - delish burgers! I got a Pear Cider :P

I wasn't able to find the exact coat online, but I've linked a bunch of similar ones below, as well as some other fuzzy faves. Woot! Hope you all have a fab weekend! 

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Picnic in the Park

This past weekend I had the cutest little picnic with mega babes Kayte Demont and Aubre Winters! It was a beautiful sunny day in LA, one of the warmest we've had in a while - I got to break out a pair of shorts for the first time in months. There's a lovely park down the street from my apartment in Culver City that we went to, our picnic table was right next to a sea of plants, trees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Soooo pretty!

We decided on a food theme of "aggressive snacking" - a term I intend to keep alive and thriving. We each brought an array of munchies, with an extra emphasis on CHEESE. Amen & hallelujah.

I also got to finally use my adorbs picnic basket! I found it super cheap while thrifting a couple months back and have been dying to take it out for a spin. And of course, I had to bring a few of my crystals and indigo mudcloths, because obvi. Also, how cute is this - without even discussing beforehand, Aubre brought a pretty bouquet of roses and Kayte brought a beautiful blue vase - talk about perfection! You go girls.

Photo by   Aubre Winters

Photo by Aubre Winters

What's in the glasses? RosΓ© all day, baby!

How cute are they?! 

Photo by   Kayte Demont
Photo by   Kayte Demont
Photo by  Kayte Demont
Photo by   Kayte Demont

Above 4 photos by Kayte Demont

Such a fun day laughing and stuffing my face with two awesome ladies. I want to start picnicking more often! To be honest, sometimes I forget it's even an option. I'm so used to getting together with friends at restaurants/bars or each other's homes, so major props to Kayte for the awesome idea. It's fun to switch things up now and then! Looking forward to the next one, and I can confirm I will once again be eating my weight in cheese. No regrets.

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