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last night i had a party with 10 of my girlfriends at the now spa at their new silver lake location (they have 3 in LA now). they have definitely found a way to basically transport you to a relaxing day in tulum mexico for a massage on the beach. all the details of the spa are spot on, a crystal mandala mirror, the best smelling candles, fuzzy throws on the massage beds, simple and chic furniture…the now has got a special charm for sure. and did i mention the 50 min massages are $60!? such a good deal.
love their relaxation stations! and how cute are those cactus all lined up??
that crystal mirror was my favorite part.
the sound of waves, fuzzy blankets, and a calm environment.
visit the now HERE! they open the silver lake location in about a week, definitely go check it out. xx bri
photos by designlovefest
los angeles is filled with movie buffs and we boast a long list of historic movie theaters that are perfect for catching a flick. we also have a bunch of cool venues that open up during the summer for outdoor screenings as well (more on that below!). here is a list of some of our favorite theaters in town! note: we haven’t listed any of those theaters where you sit in recliners and have food brought to you because truthfully, i don’t think it’s worth the much higher ticket price.
OUTDOOR MOVIES: ’tis the season for spending copious amounts of time outside in the sun and spending a warm evening watching a movie on a blanket with snacks and a drink is high on our summer to-do list.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery: this place is a classic for outdoor movies, you can bring in your own food and drinks. buy tickets way in advance, they sell out and i recommend splurging for the VIP parking pass and splitting it between everyone in your car because then you don’t have to stand at the gates and wait, you drive on through and get a good spot for viewing.
Eat, See, Hear: They hosting screenings all across the city, it’s a mix of live music, film and food trucks!
SEE OUR WHOLE LIST AFTER THE JUMP!…
los angeles is known as a shopping destination and for good reason. not only are we home to all of the major shopping retailers you might expect but we also have a great independent shopping scene. local designers and independent shop owners creating really well curated selections for everything from home goods to handbags. if you’re looking for great gifts, or to support local here are some of our favorite shops!
Alchemy Works: situated in the arts district downtown this shop has friendly staff who can help direct you to a great gift or a new pair of shoes for yourself. it’s proximity to our office is a problem because we can’t visit without wanting at least a thing or two!
Broome St. General Store: this place is part cafe, part gift shop. they have a great selection of home items everything from cooking staples, coffee table books, kitchen linens, etc. they have an extended location which is across the street and is definitely worth a visit as well!
SEE ALL OF OUR FAVES AFTER THE JUMP…
happy friday, you guys! we have another post on what to do in los angeles, and this one is all about FREE FUN. tired of spending tons of money on boozy brunches and shopping and overpriced movies? well…try out some of these and save your cash! it’s going to be beautiful this weekend, enjoy! -bri
1. bring a picnic to barnsdall art park. they also have non-free movie & wine nights that are pretty fun! this place is surprisingly not busy on weekends, bring a picnic or just a blanket, lay in the sun and enjoy the view.
2. drive the beautiful PCH to point dume beach in malibu. the drive is gorgeous, and the beach isn’t as crowded as venice or santa monica.
3. take a stroll and look at the venice canals. gotta love california! so many cool looking houses. it’s also remarkably peaceful for being right next to the craze of the beach.
4. go to the hammer museum, look at art, and spin in the chairs. a great museum with lots of interesting, rotating exhibits. not free but, they also have a great happy hour in their bar.
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one of my favorite things on earth. PHOTO BOOTHS! i have waaaaaay more strips than i can count. so many funny memories. make out sessions. tipsy times. traveling adventures. they capture such great times, don’t they?? here’s a list of some of our favorite photo booths around LA!
THE EDENDALE: a great silver lake spot for casual birthdays. a cute back patio to gather all of your friends and snap away in the photo booth with a cocktail in hand.
THE CHA CHA LOUNGE: it’s dark, it’s hipster. but it can definitely be fun if you’re in the mood for big booths and bad beers. fun fact, natalie met her husband there! ps. i always liked the coloring best in their photo booth.
THE ACE HOTEL: this weekend, have a mimosa brunch here and then spend a little too much $ in their lobby photo booth. it’ll be fun.
MOHAWK BEND: i would say to go here after dinner for beers and photos. it’s a 100-year old transformed theater!
THE CHURCHILL: great spot for post-work drinks, or have dinner at son of a gun down the way and come here after for a picture and a cocktail. their outdoor patio is cool, too.
THE DARKROOM: more low key then most of the bars in this area, they have surprisingly good food and there is space to spread out and hang out. eat, drink and be merry!
THE SHORT STOP: a true dive! let your hair down and DANCE at this hole in the wall, it gets packed so be prepared to wait. and it’s grimy but that’s all part of the fun.
and remember when i did a birthday photo booth crawl three years ago HERE with a bunch of crowns for all my friends? that was the best. learn how to make the crowns here.
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