Category Archives: bakeries/cafes/dessert places

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L’Amande French Bakery

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - dessert

Beverly Hills now has its own L’Amande French Bakery!

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I’ve heard lovely things about the original (Torrance) location….

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…particularly their fresh-made croissants, which take 72 hours to make.

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None for me – I actually stopped by for a special Halloween treat…

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…these “Monster Fingers” are made of pure butter shortbread, with powdered sugar, flour, eggs, and raw almonds.

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They’re only available this Thursday/Friday – I brought a sample back to share with our friends Sascha/Erin’s little goblins over the weekend.

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Compartes Melrose Place

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - dessert

Are you ready for some Chocolaaaaaaate?

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Say that with your Oprah voice, because Compartes is one of her Favorite Things.  And now, it’s one of mine too.

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Jonathan and I have been Instagram buddies for a while now – usually his chocolates are too far away for me to eat on a regular basis, but not anymore.  I was invited to check out a preview of the new shop on Melrose Place (inside Alfred Coffee) and it’s glorious!

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I want to have a bowl of these Love Nuts in my house at all times.

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A bowl of Cereal Bowl too.

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This Ginger Cookie was filled (and I mean STUFFED) with Black Magic.  Mind blowing.  Pastries will change weekly, baked by Gjelina’s Nicole Rucker.

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I bought a few bars home to give as gifts.  And to eat as breakfast.

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Congrats, Jonathan!  The new Melrose Place shop opens today – you can also visit the Brentwood store, or order his genius online.

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Three Twins Ice Cream

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - vegan

People often ask me what’s on “The Actor’s Diet,” to which I answer, “Whatever I feel like.”  Lately, with another heat wave hitting Los Angeles, it seems like all I’m craving is ice cream!

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On Sunday, I had “breakfast” with Audrey at Salt and Straw, then “lunch” with Abe in Santa Monica at a new place – Three Twins Ice Cream.

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Scoops are small.  I got the vegan option – Stormy Night – a chocolate rice milk concoction.

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Abe ordered a cookie sandwich.  I can’t remember if these were vegan/gluten-free or not but I wasn’t a fan of the textures.

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The ice cream part, however, I can get behind!

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