Our creative director used to live in the Art's District in downtown LA before having a baby. She and her family recently went back to explore the constantly evolving landscape there and came back with some priceless tips. They brought along baby I too so everything is family friendly for a hip day in LA.
Brunch at Manuela – locally sourced, organic fare with a southern twist. The chilaquiles are great, and the charred squash is amazing (topped with pomegranate seeds!). A full bar and housemade sodas make a great start to the day!
The entire restored Globe Mills complex is a work of art. Check out the central courtyard with sculpture garden, plus an edible garden and chicken coop. For kids, there’s an installation in which children can make something (literally anything) and then hang it on the scaffolding of the structure. Additionally, there is a beautiful gallery by Hauser & Wirth, specializing in contemporary international art, and a print studio.
LA’s first ARTBOOK location has tons of amazing books on design, photography, and every other inspiring topic imaginable. And a small kid’s section with beautifully illustrated books for the littles.