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Venice Beach, CA: Part II

I’m continuing to relish in the greatness that is Venice.

If you missed Part I of my Venice Trip: Check it out here!

On our second day here, we ate at the famous Venice Ale House.

Venice Ale House: Venice Beach, CA

Young Coconut [yes, they chop it open right in front of you] and grapefruit juice.

Venice Ale House: Venice Beach, CA

Acai Bowl with granola & bananas

Venice Ale House: Venice Beach, CA

Grilled Wild Alaskan Sandwich with avocado, sautéed onions & spinach, garlic aioli.

After that, we biked down to the Santa Monica pier, which took a total of 5 minutes. I didn’t realize it was so close. The art scene here is wonderful.

IMG_4976 Venice Beach, CA

That night, we ate at a place called Gjelina. It was some of the best food I’ve ever had. We got the cheese plate, shrimp, and the butterscotch cream for dessert… it was incredible. Then, we took the short ride into hollywood to go a spot called Hooray Henry’s. Sidenote: Don’t buy bottle service in hollywood yourself.. they mark the prices up more than 500%… we learned the hard way.

Hooray Henry's: Hollywood, CA

On our third day in Vbeach, we ate breakfast at a place called Figtree’s Cafe that was steps away from our apartment.

Figtree's Cafe: Venice Beach, CA

Organic Steel-Cut Oats with Bananas

Figtree's Cafe: Venice Beach, CA

Fruit Plate: They don’t skimp on fruit here

Then we spent the rest of the day sipping drinks by the pool at the W Hotel Westwood at a weekly event [every sunday] called Wet Sundays. They offer cabana and day bed rentals [we got the day bed], music, bottle service, food, and an on-site photographer. Overall, a great experience and a good opportunity to meet a ton of different kinds of people (<< Like, a new Italian friend that gave me one million tips for my soon-to-come Italy trip!)

Wet Sundays: W Hotel Westwood

The Ellison: Venice Beach, CA

Where am I off to next? Hollywood/ Beverly Hills, of course! Here, here, and here are details on my days spent chilling like a celebrity.

I’m even jealous of myself… possible? Idk.

xx P



Venice Beach, CA: Part I

Okay so, I’m never leaving this place. It is the perfect mix of beach, good food, good shopping, and weirdos. Here’s day numero uno in pics, ya dig?

We are staying in this perfect little apartment [found here] on the beach in a complex called The Ellison. This place is one hundred years old.. so freaking cool, right?

Ellison Palm Tree Sunset Venice Beach Apartment I found this badass little lunch/juice spot on Abbott Kinney Street [the IT street around here]. It’s called Kreation Organic. I got the Huevos Cancun:: three organic eggs scrambled with cilantro, topped with roasted corn, black bean salsa, and fresh avocado.

Kreation Organic// Abbott Kinney// Venice Beach, CA AND the vanilla latte with organic, freshly made almond milk.

Kreation Organic// Abbott Kinney// Venice Beach, LA After lunch, I walked around the boardwalk, met some friends, and just straight chilled.. I mean, how can you not here?

Venice Beach Boardwalk Thank you, guy who would NOT put his shirt down.

Venice Beacj That’s all for day 1. Stay tuned my doods.

Here’s Part II, while you’re at it!

xx P