Bibo Ergo Sum (WeHo)
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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 (November 9-11)
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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
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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 (Venice)
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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