coffee chats…

just had a recent coffee date with fellow instagram/twitter friend (and now real friend!) chermelle aka the coffeetographer from smdlr.com. it’s a nice thing to connect with people via social media. many of your followers share the same interests and likes, so it’s nice to venture past our phones & meet in real life. we chatted about where we grew up, passions, & why we love being in the presence of coffee shops. 

nestled behind a flower lined bush, we met at bar nine collective in culver city. with just days being open, this beautiful coffee shop has managed to pick up quite the following amongst the growing la coffee community. 

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“service, hospitality, & of course amazing coffee, make for a great experience”

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bar nine collective  |  3515 helms avenue, culver city, california 90232  |  instagram: barninecoffee  

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gramercy york in culver city…

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driving through culver city’s arts district is a weekly occurrence since i love visiting cognoscenti coffee (delicious cortados!), but this time after noticing their eye-catching storefront, i finally stepped into gramercy york. an airy space filled with carefully curated finds of indie & well known designers, like clare vivier, malin & goetz, wolverine, it is a welcoming change to this ever booming street. the inviting centerpiece table houses gifts, housewares & an enviable selection of leather goods to make any accessories junkie swoon. i had to snag this pair of intoxicating candles from long beach’s pomme frites candle co. & couldn’t stop sniffing them on the ride home. keep this boutique on your radar westside… 

gramercy york | 8568 washington blvd culver city, ca 90232 | 310.280.1102 | twitter @gramercyyork | instagram gramercy york 

let’s be frank truck…

i don’t know why but summer get’s me in the mood for yummy hot dogs. sometimes endless toppings will do, although there’s nothing better than a straight up “meaty” dog. so whenever i’m riding down washington blvd in culver city, i have to make a pit stop at let’s be frank, get my fix (grass-fed all beef, local, yup it’s all good)  & wash it all down with an iced cold cheerwine. i simply can’t resist their tricked-out portable trailer & friendly service!  

let’s be frank  |  helms ave. between washington and venice blvds  |  hours: wed-fri: 11:30-3:30 weekends 11:30-4:30  | follow on twitter @letsbefrank

at helms…

it’s been far too long since i’ve blogged! I suppose sometimes life literally gets in the way, but i’m excited to start running around la & snapping shots! one thing i love about instagram is how easily you can share a moment even if you can’t sit down for a post. (love the ease!) moving on, i recently found myself inheriting more apt space since some living changes occurred (bff moved out, but it’s all good!). its exciting, but also daunting. what do i do with all this other space? wanting ideas & inspiration, i headed to culver city to visit the helms bakery district, for h.d. buttercup & room & board. i love that soo many elements live under one roof & that i always find new ways to re-visit my space!

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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