recent coffee hangs…

it’s a great time to be in los angeles. coffee culture keeps growing & the community is an ever-changing group of smart, passionate individuals who love serving. people have really embraced the ritual of meeting friends & sharing while over a cup of coffee.

here are some of my most recent coffee hangs… 


the assembly cafe  | 634 n. robertson blvd, west hollywood, CA 90069

verve coffee roasters  |  833 s. spring street. los angeles, CA 90014

scapegoat coffee  |  25 pier ave hermosa beach, CA 90254

superb food + bread  |  1900 s. lincoln blvd, venice, CA 90291

go get em tiger  |  230 n. larchmont blvd, los angeles, CA 90004

cofax coffee  |  440 n. fairfax ave, los angeles, CA 90036

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dodger stadium & montejo…

it’s summer & i’ve been spending a lot of time at dodger stadium. i’ve finally have come to appreciate the little things about this glorious park. the lights, the game, & yes all the delicious food! montejo beer along with latina bloggers connect, were gracious enough to invite us to an incredible dinner by the dodger dugout. chef edie ruiz (corazon y miel) arranged the most beautiful tailgate-inspired spread. the night was so much fun & i’m so happy to have been apart of this amazing group of people. 

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this was a sponsored post from montejo beer & lbconnect 

Monica is…taking over Popover!

recently, i had so much fun taking over the lovely instagram space of the blog pop over. a personal project from the super talented, jaclyn giuliano. i had a chance to visit & feature, a few of my favorite los angeles haunts & loved getting people involved in exploring their own city more. here are the photos… Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

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