Shopping, styling, eating...these are a few of my favorite things. I not only ~*lOvE*~ to dress up, but I also love to eat beautiful meals while looking my best. One meal that everyone loves, like always and forever, will probably be brunch.
When brunching you can sit and talk forever to whomever about nothing and everything, all while sipping on bottomless mimosas. Really everyone wins. Since graduating from college I have had the wonderful opportunity of meeting with those I love at various brunch spots all over LA. While not seeing my wonderful people everyday has been a bummer, at least it's given me the opportunity to find the best places to brunch.
Of course there are many options far and wide, but here's my round-up of a few of my favorite spots.
Basically, everything right with the world lives at Sweet Butter. When I first arrived, I was immediately enchanted. It felt like I entered some secret magical garden that smelled of honeysuckle and freshly sliced cucumbers. It was a very welcome change to the hustle and bustle of the gray city streets. I loved how most of the seating was outside, and even the seating inside felt like outside. Also, the best part, was that the restaurant was near little boutiques. How can you lose?
This place is the most basic brunch spot I know of, and I mean that in the best way possible. However, every time I google the restaurant it comes up as a pizza joint, which cracks me up, because it is anything but. I love this place because it literally feels like you, again, are transported to a lush garden far from any urban life. (I am beginning to notice a theme here...) The staff is always so wonderfully patient, and the whole mood is quiet and serene. If you're looking for a quick breakfast, this ain't your joint, but then again you're brunching... that's why your reading this list.
This place is unique and probably the only one on the list so far that does not resemble a garden...completely. This place is not only a brunch spot, but also an antique shop. You can literally buy the decorations off the walls. The whole vibe of the restaurant is eclectic and quirky. There is, of course, seating outside around lush plants, but inside the experience is just as wonderful. With hidden tucked away corners, it's easy to get lost in conversation with whomever you're with. The best part is that it's main room is ~electricity free~ which means no outlets for laptops. I found that to be quite interesting.
Last on the list is Marmalade Cafe. The only reason I am adding it to the list is because it is pretty much everywhere in LA, and the food is decent at any hour. The staff is always pleasant, and the restaurant, no matter what corner of LA they are tucked away into, usually always creates a relaxing atmosphere. They are a sure fire ticket to a great time with wonderful friends or family.
I hope you enjoyed my list and that you were able to find a cool new joint near you!