Living Large in Larchmont!
There are many pockets of LA that make you feel you’re completely out of the city. Glendale, Culver City, and Hacienda Heights just to name a few. One of the oldest pockets of Los Angeles, however, is where we found ourselves for this week’s post: Larchmont. This magical street is an intimate shopping district in historic Larchmont Village and serves as the center of many activities for the residents of one of L.A.’s most well-regarded neighborhoods. There’s been a recent surge of newcomers to the pedestrian-friendly area and with all those newcomers comes new shops and restaurants.
Wonder Into: GO GET EM TIGER
One of the most exciting coffee shops to open in Los Angeles in years, Go Get Em Tiger, is one to be reckoned with. Their house-made almond and macadamia milk is the heart of the iced almond-macadamia milk latte, which the New York Times called “one of the finest coffee drinks in the country” in June 2014. The fantastic and addicting espresso milkshake was created at G&B Coffee, the owners' first spot located in Grand Central Market. Pastries are made here in limited quantities, so be sure to visit bright and early for the best selection.
Wonder Into: The Shape House
Want to lose weight or just cleanse out your system? Sweat it out! Shape House is an amazing facility that allows you to sweat while you’re laying down listening to your favorite tunes or simply watching TV. It’s one of my favorite ways to decompress after a long week and I love it so much. You can choose from different sweat packages and do your body some good!
Wonder into: CAFE GRATITUDE LARCHMONT
Refuel after your sweat at The Shape House with nutritious and tasty food fare at Cafe Gratitude. The restaurant serves 100% organic plant-based dishes with names to suit every mood, including “Fabulous”, “awesome”, “magical”, “restored” or “grateful.” Even if you’re not vegan, rest assure that the food is terrific! You can also sip on some cold ones - they carry cold pressed juices and smoothies that will leave you feeling nutritious.