The weeks of endless sun – that’s what Los Angeles is most known for. Add to that, late sunsets, crisp mornings and perfectly bright afternoons where lunch seems like it ought to last for hours and you have yourself a city that’s perfect for a weekend escape – with or without the kids. Here are our recommendations for the best green juice, where to shop and what to pack to enjoy the place of perpetual good weather.

LA-Madras2Best Grown-Up Dinner: Gracious Madre 
For delicious plant-based Mexican in West Hollywood, Gracias Madre is the place to go… organic, farm fresh, locally sourced food, full of flavor and love. And I have a little secret – while we definitely give the approval as a great date night locale, it’s also good with the kids during the day!




Best Juice: Moon Juice We’re definitely crushin’ on mama Amanda Chantal Bacon, founder of the Moon Juice shop in Venice (with a second location in Silverlake and The Ace Hotel). Her shop and way of life boast daily nourishments, beauty foods and high-powered natural remedies. When in LA head to one of her locales with the kiddos and excite them about clean living.


Best (Secret) Kids Shopping: TenOverSix Who knew?? What could be better than browsing for yourself while shopping for the littles and if you, like me, find concept store TenOverSix’s adult-sized directional offerings totally covetable, then you’ll be all over their assortment for your mini style mavens. With brands such as Boy+Girl and Bobo Choses you’ll be plenty inspired. And FYI, there is also a bit of shopping for dad, making the experience a family affair.

 Photos: Gracias Madre, Moon Juice, TenOverSix


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