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Santa Monica Beach

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pink-location-iconLocation :: Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles



The A-list Brunch :: Mauro Cafe at Fred Segal, Los Angeles

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pink-location-iconLocation :: Fred Segal, Beverley Hills

Travelling to Los Angles with our dogs definitely has its perks (cuddle sessions!), but when it came to deciding on where to grab lunch and dinner, it caused quite the head-scratching situation.

Prior to our LA trip, I already was set to visit Fred Segal, especially since my editor convinced me to go (you know, so I can quote Clueless). So when it came time to looking for pet-friendly lunch spots in the area, I was super psyched to see that Mauro Cafe was on the list. Not only is it well recommended for those who enjoy dining with their furry friends, it’s also a fave place for celebrities. Celebrity spotting may be one reason to check out the restaurant, but I have you know that the food and atmosphere are reasons enough to stand on its own. And the best part? You can work off that meal with some post-lunch shopping. It’s a win-win.

Arriving around 11:30 AM, we were able to choose from both the breakfast and lunch menu (thanks to my serious strategic planning). But little did we know, the more options we had, the harder it was to decide on what to eat and drink. After our server circled back for the 3rd and final time, we finally had our hearts set on 4 delicious dishes: broccoli shrimp spaghetti, seafood fettuccine, smoked salmon eggs benedict and nutella-filled French crepes to share family style. And to kick off the meal, we sipped on refreshing cucumber mint lemonades to keep us cool and hydrated in the desert heat. ‘Tis the life.

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Till next time,

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Mauro Cafe at Fred Segal (map click here)
8112 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
t: 323.653.2874
h: Monday to Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM (check here for daily hours)

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pink-location-iconLocation :: Fred Segal, Beverley Hills

I know I shouldn’t be complaining  (especially when Toronto’s spring is so bi-polar and gloomy), but on the day it got uncomfortably hot in Los Angeles, I realized I really was not sartorially prepped for this heat.

Spending the day to do some serious window-shopping on Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive, I opted for a mod-inspired outfit for the ultimate colour-popping ensemble in sunny LA. Although it’s no collarless white shirt from Fred Segal (Clueless, anyone?), I went with a black and white silk shirt and a neoprene fit-and-flare skirt to the famous department store thinking it would do the trick to keep me somewhat cool. How wrong I can be. Much to my dismay, walking to Rodeo Drive unpleasantly dripping in sweat is not the most glamorous. Thank goodness for refreshing cucumber mint lemonades at Fred Segal’s Mauro Café and Harajuku ice-cream crepes on Santa Monica Boulevard, life in the desert heat was once again bearable.

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Till next time,

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.: Outfit :.
Shirt :: Equipment
Skirt :: Wilfred (love this one here too)
Bag :: Marni (similar style here)
Heels :: Anthropologie
Sunglasses (different colour) and necklace (adore this!) :: Anthropologie