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city guide pt 2 :: LA

We used Airbnb in LA and found the perfect one bedroom in Silverlake with a breath taking view of the Hollywood Hills. Trust me, I did not want to leave this place! My favourite part about living in California? The fruit trees! My dream would be to have a lemon tree in my backyard… bliss! Here’s my final round up. If you missed part one, you can find it here.

Handsome Coffee Roasters :: 582 Mateo Street :: We parked in the Arts District and walked past a gangster film shoot before arriving at the coffee shop. I love this place. Coffee was fantastic, pastries are from Proof Bakery, and the staff was super nice.

Urbanic :: 1644 Abbot Kinney Boulevard :: A pretty paper boutique filled with stationery, greeting cards, and a nice selection of Le Pens (my favourite!). I’ve been following them via instagram for quite awhile, so it was great to see all of their store displays in person.

Broome Street General :: 2912 Rowena Avenue :: One part general store and one part cafe, this was a great little place tucked into a quiet neighbourhood in Silverlake. They have a large seating area outside and a curated selection of goods inside including handmade bow ties from Forage and cards from Rifle Paper Co. For a small space, they have a great mix of products for sale and beautiful displays.

Torrance Antiques Fair :: A fairly large market with friendly stall holders and some great friends for low prices. I picked up a mint condition 5 piece set of Pyrex bowls for $30 and if I had room, I would have brought home more Pyrex, a chair, and a suitcase set. Definitely a new favourite!

On the Lot :: Follow them via twitter to see when and where they will be opened. This is where we had dinner on our last night in LA and it was just perfect! They have a rotating team of approx. 6 food trucks that meet on a weekly basis. We tried Lomo Arigato for Japanese Peruvian fare and the Mandoline Grill for viet subs!

Have your own favourites? Share them below!

in the city ::

Our time in California is coming to an end, but what an action packed adventure this has been! We used to come down to LA on a yearly basis to work on an event and looking back, we can see how we have changed over the past years. Dare I say matured!? I’m not sure what we used to spend all of our time doing, but now we are chasing down the duo from Big Gay Ice Cream and seeking out those independent shops and eateries via instagram + foursquare feeds.

I have a ton of work ahead of me including organizing all the pictures from the past week. In the meantime, enjoy a few instagram shots. Find me on instagram under lotusevents.

from top to bottom: In croissant heaven at Tartine SF | our place in LA | visiting the Square offices (Did you know that Square is now available in Canada and will be at Got Craft? Read more here) | street art | Venice Beach | still drooling over those pork belly tacos from La Otra Taquiera Escuela | Handsome Coffee

Psst… Can you spot us on Ultrateg‘s blog about Big Gay Ice Cream‘s last day of their LA Pop Up shop?