bakeries/cafes/dessert places

Manhattan Beach Creamery

September 4, 2014

Excuse me, how is it already Thursday?!?  If you follow my personal accounts on Instagram/Twitter you’ll see I’ve been pretty busy with work, and am still catching up from Labor Day Weekend – part of which was spent in Manhattan Beach. Julius joined us for the trip… …really wanted MB Post, but we went to […]

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Rita’s West LA

August 27, 2014

Ever since Rita’s opened in Redondo Beach last year, they’ve been popping up all over LA!  We’ve driven as far as Santa Monica and La Canada for our fix; the newest store is on Pico (near the Westside Pavillion), and is the closest one yet. The space is smaller, so there aren’t as many flavors as the other […]

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Mateo’s Ice Cream and Paletas

August 15, 2014

I love that my dear Anna lives in LA again – and we can go on impromptu adventures! My Instagram Feeds have been blowing up with pictures of Mateo’s – they have several locations; this is the one on Pico and Vermont. Aside from Paletas (ice pops made from fresh fruit) they have a dizzying […]

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Window Watchers

August 7, 2014

I’m getting ready to leave for the anniversary of my father’s death – in tying up loose ends there’s been little time to sit and have a proper meal, which is why I’ve been grateful for places where you can stand (or lean on a stool) and eat quickly. Carmela’s been open for a while […]

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Playa Provisions

August 5, 2014

I was on the Westside last week and met up with Zach at Playa Provisions. This is a multi-concept space conceived by Top Chef Seattle Runner-up Brooke Williamson, along with her husband Nick Roberts.  King Beach Cafe offered pastries, coffee, and ice cream in a casual space. I ordered breakfast off the menu… …Coconut Chia Seed Pudding, […]

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