LOVING: unseasonably cool August nights. outdoor picnics. concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. leather jackets in the middle of summer. shameless selfies. the new denim madewell. weekends, all the weekends.
WEARING: vintage levi’s. muscle tees. converse. leather jackets. baseball caps. mary-jane sandals. drop-waist dresses. floral patterns. simple black blazers. ray ban clubmasters.
FIGHTING WITH: These two new cacti gals I got over the weekend. Hey, they weren’t lying. Cactus really does sting the crap out of you. Duly noted, cactus, duly noted.
INSPIRED BY: the colorfully delicious buildings in the Downtown LA Arts District. pinterest (still…and always). olive trees. dabito’s bench. tulum, mexico. heath ceramics. my friends. the steven alan store in venice. mexican blankets. nat the fat rat.
EATING: simple pastas with roasted tomatoes, basil, and cheese. strawberry and coconut sorbet with mangoes on top. zucchini bread. greek yogurt with granola and berries. brown rice bowls. kimchi on everything.
APPRECIATING: LA’s incredible sunsets. palm trees. summer. life.
The Arts District in downtown is one of my favorite areas of Los Angeles. Couple that with beautiful weather and a good hair day and you got yourself a perfect Saturday, my friends. We initially went to check out NorthernGrade, a menswear/accessories/collectibles pop-up (aka Kyle’s version of heaven on earth), but then decided we needed to visit all of our favorite places in the area as well, including Poketo (I can’t leave this store without buying at least one thing, I JUST CAN’T), Apolis, Wurstkuche, and The Pie Hole.
Also, a new home decor store moved into the Arts Distrist and I almost dropped straight dead on the floor when I walked into it. It’s called Hammer & Spear and if you love a 70s vibe and/or vintage and/or breathing, you will drop straight dead on the floor when you walk into it. The hours are a bit funky so make sure to check them before going.
Hope your weekend was lovely!
This weekend, my dude and I amazingly had nothing planned so we hightailed it down the 10E freeway (have you guys seen the SNL skit “The Californians”?) and spent a leisurely afternoon in downtown. We had a really great lunch at Little Bear in the Industrial District, complete with the most delicious Belgian fries and beer. Then we went up to the Arts District so Kyle could do some sample sale’ing at Apolis and I could visit the new Poketo store. Finally, we headed over to the LA State Historical Park for the Renegade Craft Fair.
After a few hours of craft-mania in the hot sun, we had fresh fruit popsicles and called it a day. All in all, a beautiful afternoon spent in one of my favorite parts of the city.