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    Your Insider’s Guide To Brunching Like True Californian

    Brunching is the most important meal of the day, especially when paired with great company and a Santa Monica view! Here’s our top three scrumptious spots:

    Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe

    1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Head here any day of the week where brunch items are served from 8am to 5pm. The fried egg sandwich on house-made country bread is not to be missed!

    M Street Kitchen

    2000 Main, Santa Monica, CA 90405

    For a taste of true Southern Californian cuisine, follow the scent of freshly baked breads and pastries to M Street Kitchen. It’s a modern take on American cooking, and focuses on seasonal ingredients, making each sandwich and dish as pure as it’s originating farm.


    Brentwood Country Mart, 22 26th St #25, Santa Monica, CA 90402

    Elevate your vacation with a weekend brunch at this artisanal restaurant tucked away inside of historic Brentwood Country Mart. Pick from house-made croissants, cookies, seasonal muffins, and more – or select from prepared foods like cheeses, chocolates, charcuteries, fresh produce, wine, and beer. The homemade Brioche french toast is a staple and will absolutely sweep you off of your feet! 

    Now stop reading and start eating... our mouths are already watering.

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    West Hollywood Carnaval – A Halloween Night to Remember

    We may be far from Salem, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have witches, goblins, and ghouls--come celebrate Halloween California-style. Join half a million costumed attendees in what is sure to be a star-studded night on the West Hollywood streets. You never know which celebrity may be looming under that Venetian mask.

    Previous years have included performances from Boy George, a Rocky Horror Picture Show tribute featuring Tim Curry, Pink, Robyn, and more. The event takes place on All Hallow’s Eve, October 31st, from 6 to 11 p.m., and spookily stretches down Santa Monica Blvd between North Doheny Drive and La Cienega Boulevard. It’s the biggest party of the year and includes six stages with musical performances, drag queen shows, stand-up comedy, celebrity appearances, and more. So grab your most risqué costume and head to the festivities for an unforgettable night.

    No tickets are necessary. Visit West Hollywood Carnaval for more information.


    Explore The Los Angeles County Museum of Art This Fall

    Museums in America are visited 850 million times a year. This outranks the combination of major league sporting events and theme parks combined. Not every city has world-class museums to visit, however, Los Angeles is intellectually saturated and properly suited with some of the best institutions in the country. If you are in the mood for contemporary art, we suggest visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

    LACMA is the largest of its kind in the western United States and features over 128,000 pieces. Currently on view is Chagall: Fantasies For The Stage, focusing on Marc Chagall’s relationship with performing arts and featuring his vibrant costumes designed for the iconic ballets, Aleko by Pytor Tchaikovsky, The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky, Daphnis and Chloe by Maurice Ravel, and The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The exhibition is on view until January 7, 2018. Click here to purchase tickets.

    Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angles, CA 90036

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