Hey guys! Hope your week is off to a great start. I’ve had an action-packed Monday already and the day is far from over. I started my day at Verve Coffee shop in West Hollywood where I met my friend Kylee to answer emails and snag some photos from Mexico off her camera’s memory card. (Remember when I said I was done posting pictures from my trip to Mexico? Ya, looks like I was wrong.) After dropping her off I came home to sort and edit photos and get my blog post grind on. As you can see, that’s the stage of the game I’m in right now.
If you follow along with me on Instagram I have no doubt you know football season has taken over my life. Nick is a Patriots super fan and, as I always tell people, to love a Boston fan is to BE a Boston fan. With the Super Bowl two weeks away, I am excited to
see the Patriots completely crush The Rams have my Sundays back. No, really. The end of football season means I will have a 7th day in my week again. *Hallelujah!*
As much as I love being a potato, and trusttttt me, I do.. there are SO many fun things to do in LA on Sundays. Maybe you’re visiting southern California or maybe you too want to reclaim the last day of the week, so I compiled a list of great activities to top off your weekend.
Brentwood Farmer’s Market – There are a ton of farmer’s markets on Sundays but I like this one. It doesn’t cost anything to go and even if you’re just getting coffee, it’s good people watching and it feels good to stretch your legs. They have coffee stands, food trucks, fresh fruits and veggies, flowers and everything else you can imagine would be at a farmer’s market. One of my personal favorites is the hummus guy. He has all kinds of spreads and pitas and, let me tell you, they are absolutely *unreal*. I usually throw on leggings, sneakers and sunglasses to hide my makeup-less-ness, but it’s a great place to get an Instagram too. ;)
Brunch – I realize I could do a whole post on bomb brunch spots on the west side, and to be honest, I think I will, but for now I’ll just tell you there are A TON of good ones and my favorite is Lazy Daisy Cafe in Brentwood. There are two locations, the other is in Santa Monica. It’s not super Instagrammy or trendy, it’s just really really *really* good. Nick and I go all the time and both get the Lazy Daisy breakfast. It’s super customizable, but we get two eggs, french toast, toast, and extra crispy bacon. They also have the best chai I have ever tasted in my life.
Santa Monica Antique Market – The Santa Monica Antique Market happens the 1st and 4th Sunday of every month and goes from 8am to 3pm. It’s $4 to get in. They have all kinds of vendors selling clothing, crafts, plants, furniture and pretty much anything else you can think of. If you aren’t already sold, there are a million cute dogs.
The Bungalow – In the warmer months The Bungalow is THE spot to day drink post-bottomless brunch. (This applies to Saturdays as well and it’s open at night too, but this blog post is about Sunday after all.) It’s about as far west as you can go in Santa Monica and the ocean makes a great back drop to enjoy your expensive af drinks. It’s no secret The Bungalow, or bunghoolio as I lovingly call it, is one of my favorite bars. Some people think it’s “fratty”, maybe it is, I don’t know.. the heart wants what it wants. Word of warning, the line can get crazy. When I say crazy, I mean CRAZY. Try to get there on the earlier side or bring a flask and make the most of waiting in line with your friends. Tribal knowledge.
Abbot Kinney – Always a personal favorite. Abbot Kinney is a super walkable street in Venice that has tons of restaurants and shops. Two of my very favorite boutiques are on AK, Principessa and Burro Goods. Jenny, my aunt/fairy god mother, owns Principessa and they carry a ton of great brands like For Love & Lemons, Stone Cold Fox, Spell, One Teaspoon etc etc etc. You can’t shop online for either store so you’ll just have to take my word for it and go.
If you’re a west sider like me and think of something I forgot, leave a comment below and I’ll update the list. :)