To Eat: my favorite pick has been Gjusta, it’s a bakery/deli/cafe by the same folks as Gjelina, so the food is incredible. You order at the counter and find a bench or milk crate outside to sit on, which isn’t the comfiest of seating arrangements, but it is that casual picnic atmosphere that makes it great to bring the whole fam.Archer has been bopping around in the Bugaboo Bee, which we love for the compact design and the bassinet option. The bassinet is so perfect for a newborn to be able to nap in comfortably, while we scoot around town.
More after the jump…To Stay: Have you guys heard of the site Kid & Coe? It is a beautifully edited home rental site that is dedicated to family friendly rentals and holy moly do they have some awesome ones. This place was just on the other side of town and was filled with beautiful art, toys and games for the kiddos, and even an indoor swing!To Do: Picnic! For some reason I equate family friendly with the outdoors. Maybe it is because a crying baby is a lot less noisy outside or because when I was a kid I wanted to be outside 24/7 but either way a picnic in the park is still one of my favorite pastimes. Head up to Will Rogers State Park and watch a polo game on some Sundays, hike the trails, and end with a picnic on the gorgeous green lawn. To Eat & Beach: For a day at the beach we like to drive over to Playa Del Rey where the beach is never busy and you can watch the planes take off over head from LAX. Another incentive is that you can get lunch at Playa Provisions. They have a full restaurant, an ice cream parlor, a counter where you can order food to go or eat on a picnic table on the patio, and even a whiskey bar hidden away in the back (that part not so kid friendly but hey, the parents need a little break sometimes too right? ;). To see more of my favorite LA spots check out the los angeles tag
Photos by Sarah Sherman Samuel