Los Angeles

24 Hours in || East LA

‘Tis the season for travel!  Spring break is upon us and summer is just around the corner, so whether it’s business or pleasure, there’s never been a better time to start planning that next getaway!  Did you know that last year 90% of adult Americans took a summer road trip? While Aaron mostly travels for work, my trips are normally a mix of business and pleasure. National Car Rental asked if we might share some of their own tips about their mobile app and I was super intrigued.  Any time I have rented a car in the past it has …

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Where To Eat In Los Angeles // Local Kitchen

As if we needed another excuse to venture to Santa Monica, Maire Byrne (of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Ajax Tavern in Aspen and Aqua in San Francisco) opened her second restaurant Local Kitchen & Wine Bar on Ocean Park recently (her first is Thyme Cafe and Market), and we wasted no time making our way over to check it.  Hand-crafted pizzas, pastas, and seasonal small plates, oh my!  It’s all delish and paired in a cozy, casual environment that will have you staying well past your bedtime.  (Unless in you’re dining for …

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Where to Eat in Los Angeles // Birch

In a city full of so many great eats, how’s a girl supposed to choose where to have her next meal?  New restaurants pop up every week coupled with the fact that we are almost always craving our tried and true neighborhood favorites.  So, friends, we’re doing the leg work for you and trying some new-ish spots that have been conjuring up quite the buzz.  Our first stop in our new series is Birch.  In an unassuming spot on Cahuenga in the heart of Hollywood, Chef Collins (the chef de cuisine from Melisse ) is cooking up rich, …

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Secret Recipe // M Street’s Kale Chips

Since March is now upon us with all of her madness and spring break travels, it seems as fitting a time as any to start opting for healthier snacks.  With that in mind, we are bringing back our Secret Recipe series starting with one of our favorite snacks from one of our favorite restaurants.  Kale chips anyone?  These aren’t just any kale chips.  These kale chips are coated with a house made chile cashew butter and baked to perfection at M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica.  If you haven’t visited this spot yet, it’s …

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