Weekly Love: Week 151

Do we have a good working coffee shop freelancer culture in London that I’ve never noticed? As I’m staying within walking distance of Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, I’ve been clocking at least two hours every day typing away at my favourite projects with a cold pressed juice in TOMS Roasting Co. or in Intelligentsia with a delicious Taiwanese iced tea. As well as being super productive, I’ve got to know a little about the people in there working with me; what projects they’re tapping away at, where they are from, and we’ve come to say hello to each other when we arrive each day to set up shop. This element of my working life here in Los Angeles has come as a pleasant surprise, and is not something that I expected at all. 

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1. Taking in the sunset at Venice Skate Park. | 2. A simply epic bowl of Buenos Dias Chilaquiles (and some French toast and pancakes in all American portion sizes) for breakfast at SALT in Marina Del Rey. | 3. Tucking into the SoCal essential In-N-Out burger in my old stomping ground of Westwood Village. | 4. One of my favourite for dinner, creamy California avocados, sunny side up eggs cooked in coconut oil and cherry tomatoes on a toasted bagel, all from Venice Beach Farmers Market. | 5. Afternoon happy hour glasses of Sauvignon Blanc with a good book at Zinque in Venice. | 6. Heading to Sprinkles Ice Cream in Beverly Hills for my favourite scoop in one of their signature red velvet waffle cones.

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7. Mouthwatering pastries, cocktails and house made sodas at my all time favourite brunch spot on a Sunday morning, The Tasting Kitchen in Venice. | 8. Shooting a little Pinterest campaign for Daniel Wellington watches at the world famous Venice Canals. If you enter the promo code RACHELPHIPPS at the checkout on the Daniel Wellington website, you’ll receive 15% off of your total order from now through until June 15th. | 9. Editing photos with a side of cold pressed green juice in Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice. | 10. Watching sea lions frolic in the ocean at the end of Santa Monica Pier. Also, they’ve been planing around on the beach down by Venice boardwalk. | 11. An epic feast by way of a Cajun crawfish, corn and snow crab boil with Shock Top beers at The Boiling Crab in Westwood Village. | 12. Moon Juice on Rose Avenue in Venice has become my new favourite L.A. cold pressed juice spot.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I have not made any solid plans as of yet, but I can guarantee that my weekend will be full of Los Angeles sunshine, palm trees and fantastic food making the most of my last week and a half in one of my favourite cities, because lets be honest, it will probably be at least another two years before I see her again!