food

Coast

The other night we went for happy hour at the Coast restaurant at Shutters Hotel, where we enjoyed yummy (and cheap!) snacks and a glass of rosé while watching the sun sink into the Pacific. Shutters is one of my favorite places in LA – the hotel has a classic East Coast charm with a stunning view of beautiful Santa Monica beach. I just love everything about the hotel, though I haven’t had a chance to actually stay there yet. Soon, hopefully!
This is an outfit that I wore to work, though I traded booties for strappy sandals and added a sparkly statement necklace (from Bauble Bar…buy it here) to take it into the evening. My shoes are by Badgley Mishka, cardigan from Zara, silk top from Banana Republic, and these jeans from Paige, which are quite literally the only ones I wear.
My belt is old from a store in Canada, and my watch is this one from Piperlime. Chanel bag that I wear all the time (my boyfriend actually commented that I wear it too much which I don’t even believe is possible). This one from Rice and Beans Vintage is very very similar and a really great price – if you’re in the market, scoop it up!

French Morning

Sunday morning we visited two great spots in Venice, both of which happen to be French. We’re going to Paris in the fall so maybe it was a subliminal message to begin eating French food…for research purposes, of course.

We started out with a strong coffee (French pressed, even in a to-go cup) and an amazing spinach and cheese croissant at recently opened B1 Breadshop. If you go, don’t let the restaurant’s strip mall location put you off. The food is amazing and affordable – it’s mainly a bread shop, but they currently have a pop up dinner restaurant (click here for more info) with delicious sounding items (coq au vin, Provencal ratatouille) all under $15. The strip mall is just part of the charm and kind of an LA thing, actually – we love to find restaurants that don’t seem like they’d be awesome but actually are.

After breakfast we headed to the French Market Cafe for a little shopping. The French Market has a restaurant as well as a shopping section with imported snacks and treats (and Paris Vogue), and almost always has actual French people eating on the patio, which is how you know it’s legit!

It was a really fun morning, though sadly we didn’t end up buying a baguette to put in our bike basket. Next time!

I’m wearing Tretorn sneakers, a comfy Everlane t-shirt, cut-offs from forever 21 and my vintage Chanel bag (which I bought when I graduated college – my parents gave me a bit of money and I immediately bought this purse. It probably wasn’t what the money was intended for and definitely didn’t help pay my rent, but I love it!). If you are ever looking for one, Rice and Beans Vintage often has great vintage Chanel.

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