Somewhere Social: November

Bibo Ergo Sum 

Images via @biboergosumla

If you didn’t get enough ghoulishness in October, there’s still room for spooky sips year-round. Bibo Ergo Sum, (I Drink, Therefore I Am), touts a Prestige-themed menu each flaunting their cinematic deliveries distinctly with the intention to wow unexpectedly. The Sleight of Hand, a cold brewed tea cocktail lands at the table overflowing with cherry wood smoke. The space is modernly Art Deco, perfect for escaping the sceney Hollywood spots and feeling like you’ve been transported somewhere truly timeless.

The Los Angeles Coffee Festival 

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Whether you’re a full-blown barista or just regular at La Colombe, the Los Angeles Coffee Festival is coming to town and there is something for you. Enjoy interactive workshops, seminars, and demonstrations from world-class baristas. The event will be pouring up a barista-mixologist competition, live music, art exhibitions, and more. 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to Project Waterfall, bringing clean water to coffee-producing countries. Buy tickets here.

Willowbrook Apple Farm

Images via @shelbydaniellephotography and @alisonvalin

Halloween is over but we’re still in the thick of Fall and Willowbrook Apple Farm is one hell of  a reason to enjoy the rest of the season. Pick your own apples in fields painted red, orange, and gold. (It might be eighty degrees but it will look like Fall.) While many picking orchards are by the pound, Willowbrook is a flat-rate free for all. In addition to picking, you can dip your harvest in melty caramel, make your own cider the old fashioned way or get together with your love for a photo in front of the beautiful red tractor. The orchard is all the way out in San Bernardino, so it’s a perfectly placed pit stop between LA and Palm Springs or Joshua Tree. For more info, check out their website here.

Gjusta Bakery 

Images via @gjustabakery

Some of the most gorgeous bakeries are tucked away in the most unsuspecting places, and Gjusta is no exception. This stunner plopped itself down in a previously abandoned warehouse space near the Gold’s Gym in Venice a few years ago and has been cranking out flaky loaves and juicy rotisserie ever since. If you’re not new to Los Angeles, chances are you’ve been here, but in case you haven’t, it’s BUSY. Like busier than Bay Cities at lunchtime busy. Plus you have to fight tooth and nail just to get a table once you order, but we promise, it is worth it. Do not miss the tuna conserva sandwich, the rotisserie chicken (warning: it will ruin all other chicken for you), or anything that has burrata on it.

Barbette

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If you’re anything like us, Paris is pretty much always on your mind. Let Barbette be your little fix until you can get back to the City of Lights. This place is vibey; with low, warm light, bistro seating, and cocktails the color of Pantone swatches. This spot is very old school Parisienne but is smack dab in the middle of West Hollywood. Come here to ruin your lipstick with a sparkling cocktail and reasonably priced steak frites.

Daydream Surf Shop

Images via @daydreamsurfshop and @jachcole

Almost as a rule, we never recommend a spot outside of our LA basin realm. Being located smack dab in the middle of West Hollywood, we’re spoiled with pretty spots, so Orange County is a stretch for us when considering how far we’d drive for the perfect ‘gram. Daydream Surf Shop is the exception to the rule. Nestled in a lovely little surf shop in Newport Beach, is the coffee shop of your beachy dreams. Sure, you might have to fight 405 traffic to get there, but the photo opportunities are endless.

The Waterfront

Images via @thewaterfrontvenice

If a California sunset occupied a beachfront bar, it would be the newly reopened The Waterfront. Decked out in pretty wicker furniture and shades of yellow, orange, and teal, The Waterfront dishes out the beachy brunch you’ve been seeking since you moved to LA. The menu touts a classic blend of breakfast, burgers, and brews as well as a warm pretzel that cannot be missed. The space is separated into a back lounge and an ocean-facing bar where we’re certain you’ll be catching your next sunset and Tequila Sunrise.

Flow + Flavor Rooftop Yoga at The Row DTLA

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Flow and Flavor is here to punch up your sunday yoga/farmers market routine. Roll up your mat and roll out to this DTLA rooftop silent disco iteration of Vinyasa flow. With moves by Bender and grooves by a rotation of resident DJs, this sunday morning party is not to be missed. Food is purchased separately, but check out yummy bites from vendors like soup dumpling slingers Brothecary or the vegan sweetness that is Donut Friend. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased here.

Written by our Brand Communications Coordinator, Kaeleigh Morrison.

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Somewhere Social: October

If you’re anything like us, you spend the entire year planning your costume but forget about making actual plans until Halloweekend. In an attempt at self-improvement, we’re looking ahead and keeping you in the loop on every ghoulish gala, spooky screening, and haunted Halloween moment worth checking out this month. But first, there’s a new rooftop in town, and she’s an instant favorite, coming from our friends at The h. wood Group.

Harriet’s Rooftop at The Jeremy Hotel (@harrietsrooftop)

You know we’re a sucker for a rooftop, and Harriet’s delivers with full 1920’s ivy league members-only moments. Glowy string lights, sporty striped lounge seating, draped vines, and chic umbrellas serve up the vintage vibes. Slip inside to the bar for sultry, dark wood and hints of neon shining from Dave’s Corner, a tip of the fedora to Chapelle’s h. wood Group ties. Food includes preppy faves such as the shrimp cocktail, Baked Mussels, and Waldorf Salad, but the mixed drinks steal the show. Sip on the h. wood Group classic, The Jojo, and enjoy the view.

Spooky Cinema Guide:

You can probably tell by our rooftop addiction that we’re fans of the plein aire cinema trend. What better time to capitalize on the under-the-stars romance than the spookiest season? Below you’ll find the ultimate guide to the best Halloween cinematic screamings.

Malibu Movie Under The Stars (Malibu Wines): Hocus Pocus (10/5)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Beetlejuice (10/7)

Montalban Rooftop: Cabin In The Woods (10/9)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: The Quiet Place (10/9)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Get Out (10/9)

Montalban Rooftop: The Shining (10/11)

Montalban Rooftop: Friday The 13th (10/11)

Cinespia: Young Frankenstein (10/13)

Montalban Rooftop: Mandy (10/13)

Montalban Rooftop: Hellraiser I & II Double Feature w/ Q&A (10/14)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Scary Movie (10/15)

Montalban Rooftop: The Bride of Frankenstein (10/16)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Interview With The Vampire (10/17)

Montalban Rooftop: The Purge (10/18)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Blair Witch Project (10/18)

Malibu Movie Under The Stars (Malibu Wine): Nightmare Before Christmas (10/19)

Montalban Rooftop: Pan’s Labyrinth (10/20)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Edward Scissorhands (10/22)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: I Know What You Did Last Summer (10/23)

Montalban Rooftop: Let The Right One In (10/23)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Jaws (10/24)

Montalban Rooftop: Don’t Breathe (10/23)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Ghostbusters (10/25)

Montalban Rooftop: Hush (10/25)

Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA: The Silence of The Lambs (10/26)

Montalban Rooftop: Satanic Panic Film Series: The House of The Devil (10/26)

Rooftop Cinema Club Hollywood: The Witches (10/26)

The Nightmare Before Christmas & Danny Elfman at The Hollywood Bowl (10/26)

Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA: Poltergeist (10/27)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Scream (10/28)

Rooftop Cinema Club Hollywood: The Sixth Sense (10/28)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Nightmare On Elm Street (10/25)

Rooftop Cinema Club Hollywood: Evil Dead II 4K Restoration (10/30)

Montalban Rooftop: Witches of Eastwick (10/30)

Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA: Alien (10/30)

Melrose Rooftop Theatre: Hocus Pocus (10/31)

Willy Wonka + Costume Ball at Cinespia (10/31)

Rooftop Cinema Club Hollywood: Halloween (10/31)

Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA: Texas Chainsaw Massacre (10/31)

Events:

We rounded up the cream of the scream-inducing crop. Below are our office’s favorite haunted halls, eerie events, and spooky opportunities to craft in costume.

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbour (9/27- 11/2)

200+ monster crypt aboard The Queen Mary

LA Haunted Hayride (10/5 – 10/31)

10th Annual Hayride through Griffith Park’s Old Zoo

24th Annual Dia De Los Muertos in Pasadena (10/13)

Celebrate the source of season with sugar skulls, wine tasting, and traditional dance.

David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption at The Ace Hotel  (10/13 + 10/14)

Not quite Halloween, but just as eerie.

Boo At the LA Zoo (10/20, 10/21, 10/27,10/28)

Family friendly animal feedings and spooky activities.

John Carpenter Playing Halloween at The Hollywood Palladium  (10/31)

The legend orchestrates his ghoulish compositions in Hollywood.

Parties:

A fete more your scene? Check out these halloween parties, mask not included.

Hollywoodstock at Skybar at Mondrian  Friday, October 26th

Groovy Garb Preferred

The Fanged Fete at The Ace Hotel Saturday, October 27th

Vampiric Attire Requested

Gatsby’s Masquerade at The W Hotel in Hollywood  Saturday, October 27th

1920’s Flapper and Dapper Suggested

King Tut’s Tomb at Egyptian Theatre  Saturday, October 27th

Egyptian Costumes Recommended

Written by our Brand Communications Coordinator, Kaeleigh Morrison.

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Paramount Coffee Project (DTLA)

Images via @caitlinmiyako, @pcpdtla

Fresh on The Row is Fairfax veteran, Paramount Coffee Project. Aussie morning spaces are springing up all over Eastside LA, like Roo and Pollen in Silver Lake, but Paramount’s coffee is a cup above the rest of the Down Under drip. Ria Dolly Barbosa of Go Get Em Tiger and Forage leads the kitchen in serving up towering seasonal tartines and savory sandwiches infused with salty, innovative Filipina roots. The space is industrial moderne with bright light and airy entries. Join the baristas for weekly cuppings of Sightglass beans.

Cento Pasta Bar (DTLA)

Images via @blakescott, @scrumphus, @blancasusanne

Plopped inside a wine bar in downtown is your new place for pasta. Incredibly unassuming, a single chef works a set of hot plates behind the bar. But stick with us, this is far from dorm-room gormand, though the decor will have you reminiscing on your collegiate coffee shop. You have three pastas to choose from, depending on what the chef feels like making, but one of them is usually the house beet spaghetti. In a town where lunch is a meal diluted to eating in your car, or stacking lunch meetings, Cento brings back the European sentiment that the second meal is one to be savored slowly while sipping something out of a wine glass. You do not come here to be seen, you come to eat, but we promise the pasta is pretty enough to eat (and take photos of).

Cafe Birdie (Highland Park)

Images via @cafebirdiela, @86thedj

Cafe Birdie is an unassuming spot in a previously unassuming area of town. From the outside, you might hardly notice it waiting for your lane at Highland Park Bowl, but step inside and your experience will be anything but subtle. The interior is a pretty cafe space, flooded with light and olive accents. Along the marble bar you’ll spot a gradient of beautiful drinks ready to ‘grammed. The café is open for dinner and brunch exclusively but Birdie is worth the wait. Each menu is densely packed with succulent offerings such as the Hamachi Crudo with Melon Aguachile or the Pork Cheek Ragu Papardelle.

Apollonia’s Pizzeria (Hancock Park)

Images via @apolloniaspizza, @overoverunder

This one is all about eating what you know you shouldn’t and getting your hands dirty to do it. According to Instagram, summer is over and so are our futile attempts to diet. At Apollonia’s you’ll dive face first into the deep dish and fling reservations to the wind for these wings. Crusty, cheesy crusts, and organic, top-of-the-line ingredients come first at this pizzeria. This is not a new spot -the long list of awards and press features prove this- but it is a locale worth mentioning. Just look at that crust. And in case you’re attempting to keep your carbo-loading in order, they’ve got the gluten-free goods.

Papilles (Franklin Village)

Images via @meetjakob, @dinela, @nytimestravel

Papilles is the peak of prix fixe prettiness, but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. You’ve probably driven by a dozen times while visiting your famous friend in Franklin Village, but we’re betting you’ve never stopped in. This one is a sleeper, but it’s a perfect spot for a delicious and discrete date night over some zero-fluff, high-quality French food. Though their menu changes often, you’ll see a rotation of flaky, fried oysters, perfectly crisped frites, and juicy duck a la’orange. Though you’re sure to feel fancy aligning your French Girl style with actual French food, the barrier to entry on this unassuming strip-mall place is low. The prix fixe starts at $30.

Written by our Brand Communications Coordinator, Kaeleigh Morrison.

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