LA Rose Boutique
This boutique at the Farmer’s Market at Third and Fairfax, is packed with vintage finds by owner Lysa Rose. The array of treasures are mainly from the 60s, 70s and 80s, but it all encompass girly, glam and vibrant themes. Rose updates many items by taking up a hemline here, changing a sleeve there. You may find labels like Christian Dior, YSL and some Saks Fifth Avenue. Dress are between $80 – $120. Stop by and check out her picks!
It’s a cozy cafe and marketplace which is seasonally driven and locally sourced. Breakfast, they serve up farm eggs with lime tortilla chips, pepper Jack, and avocado, lunch, buttermilk-fried Jidori chicken, or grilled Nutella sammies. Pick up ready-to-bake classics like spinach-artichoke dip and brie.Visit the bakery counter/espresso bar for decadent candies, gingerbread butterscotch cookies, and coffee cake. 13824 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 818.788.2832
Their theory: every meal should involve a waffle. Come by early for creations like the Aloha Waffle Scramble, a waffle topped with eggs, bacon and pineapple. Or the Chocolate Waffle, topped with grapes, Nutella and/or white chocolate chips. Lunch? Order a Chicken Curry Salad Waffle or a Chili Cheese Waffle, with a side of Sweet Potato Waffle Fries. Dinner? Enjoy the Pizza Waffle. It’s topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, onions and cheese. 2408 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.453.278
This Venice eatery specializes in sashimi grade ahi tuna(from Santa Monica Seafood). Try it in a spicy sauce or in Poke-Poke’s Aloha Sauce (sesame oil and shoyu). The boardwalk spot also offers a veggie version made with avocado and macadamia nuts and you can get the regular or veggie version with brown rice or straight up. $6-$12.1827 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, 424.228.5132