ace hotel downtown…

it’s the start of the new year & in los angeles all the buzz is about the ace hotel setting up shop. one can’t help, but want to see with their own eyes the transformation of the old united artists theatre. so i made a morning of this field trip & it is stunning. as a lover of breakfast, the meal at la chapter was one of the best plates ever, along with a latte from stumptown roasters. the staff was attentive & quite charming. so for all the talks about this “new kid”, it’s worth your time. welcome ace!
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“there is so much to look at & you will encounter many just gazing straight up”

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ace hotel dtla  |  929 south broadway, los angeles, ca 90015   |   la chapter instagram  |

the sycamore kitchen…

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the sycamore kitchenbreakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day, so i’m always on the look out for new spots. i had only heard great things about the sycamore kitchen & had passed by the space weeks earlier while visiting the new steven alan space on la brea, which by the way has the best looks for spring! with a few friends, we planned a morning date (sweet stephanie & carmen!) & entered the airy space with a welcoming hello from the staff. the menu was a fresh mix of unique flavors & truthfully we couldn’t decide! after much debate, we all chose the pork belly hash & the hearty bowl was the perfect balance of savory. owners, karen and quinn hatfield score yet again with this perfect neighborhood addition…

the sycamore kitchen | 143 south la brea ave‎ los angeles, ca 90036 | twitter@sycamorekitchen | instagram 




monica is…

…still thinking about the griddle cafe. 

such great breakfast & delicious coffee served in your own press! i ♥ touches like that!

love, love, love, simply breakfast…

i can’t get enough of jennifer causey’s blog simply breakfast.

hands down i’d rather have an omelette or a delicious bagel than lunch or dinner.

jen takes the most beautiful pictures that always inspire me to try something new.

here are my favorites…

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Oh breakfast…i love you.

Anyone who knows me well or reads this blog on a regular basis, knows I am a breakfast junkie. If I could I would eat it every single moment of the day. On my travels, I recently discovered La Dijonaise, a delicious French cafe with killer breakfast specials. It’s in the heart of the Culver City/Helms district & I’m disappointed I didn’t find this place sooner! (plus it’s right by the amazingly drool-worthy Room & Board store) The restaurant is light and airy & has an amazing selection of French pastries to enjoy with your yummy cup of coffee. Since discovering this little food haven, I’ve eaten here an obscene amount of times.  It’s won me over with it’s filling omelets & tasty savory crepes! Another reason to love breakfast… 8703 Washington Boulevard, Culver City California 90232 tel: (310) 287-2770

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