Ever since visiting London, I've fallen in love with the idea of an afternoon tea and no better place to experience it than at Chado Tea Room. Make sure to reserve for their sampler course so that you can try all their different kind of teas!
A simple piece of toast with some butter and a cup of tea to start the morning is made perfect with a slice from Mammoth bakery. They also have a taste tantalizing selection of dessert breads to choose from, you'll need to go back a few times to try them all!
For the minimalist, hard to find pieces or interesting tchotchkes for the home, you'll find something at OK. Their main store is located on 3rd Street, but also have a quaint little store in Silverlake, which I love.
If you're looking for a gift for the design conscious or any lover of beautifulness, this is the place to find that special piece. Cards, clothing, housewares, books & a children's corner, there's something for everyone.
If you're looking for some of the best soba hot or cold in Los Angeles, this is the place to go! Although they have two locations, I think their original shop in Old Torrance is better. It reminds me of a local japanese mom & pop shop — they have a good menu selection & the prices are pretty darn good too.
I have to admit that I've never been one to ever think that gnocchi was good, but this place proved me wrong. Not only was the gnocchi oh so good, everything else including the opening bread ceremony (also known as the side of bread) was delicious as well!
One of my favorite gardens located in the residential area of La Canada Flintridge is a botanical space that takes you away from the hustle and bustle. Only located 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles, visiting, you'll forget that you were just in the concrete jungle.