November 19, 2014
Now that the doors are open and we're settling into our new space on Montana in Santa Monica (1318A - come by!), we're getting to know our neighbors and quickly figuring out our favorites. We may be the new kids on the block, but I wanted to share with you some of my local discoveries that are making my time spent on the Westside, time spent very well. (I was thrilled that my friend Amanda Marsalis was able to capture the first photos. And I die for those Hollyflora peonies peeking out in the background.) My Must-Visit Santa Monica List: Kreation, 1023 Montana Avenue: Sometimes a girl just needs a juice fix and Kreation has some of the best, with even better food. Primo Passo Coffee, 702 Montana Avenue: Everyone in the studio can attest to my daily dose of espresso. Primo Passo has really good brews and is perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. Sleepy Jones, 1318B Montana Avenue: We opened at the same time as our friends, Sleepy Jones, and even have a window that joins our two spaces together. I'm addicted to their PJs and their silliness. R+D Kitchen, 1323 Montana Avenue: From the Hillstone Group, R+D is a great go-to for a reliably delicious lunch or dinner with friends. Whole Foods, 1425 Montana Avenue: Having a Whole Foods this close to the store is so awesome - might sound banal, but working close to WF has been a game changer. Fresh sushi or wraps for quick lunches, fresh fruits for snacks within a quick jaunt is it. Father's Office, 1018 Montana Avenue: Some say it's the best burger in town and I think I may have to agree. It's pretty darn near perfect. Fireside Cellars, 1421 Montana Avenue: I love that they've been around for decades. Brenda Himmel Stationery, 1126 Montana Avenue: I love a handwritten card as much as the next, and this store has a beautiful selection of cards and stationery. Palmetto, 1034 Montana Avenue: I could spend hours in here, sampling products and browsing their well-edited selection of organic beauty. Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue: One of my favorite places in the city to see a movie - a classic old school cinematic experience at its best. A few more gorgeous shots by Amanda of the new store. Make sure to come by, say hi and visit!