…And the ‘Escape From Chiberia‘ series continues! My third day on the West Coast was a good one. We headed to Venice in the morning and walked up the pier for a bit (great photo opps!) After that we wandered over to Abbot Kinney, a boulevard with lots of tiny stores and cafes – lots of small, local stuff, but of court there was a Starbucks smack dab in the middle of it all.
We met a college friend of mine for a fabulous lunch at Gjelina, which was probably the best meal of my entire trip. We had carrots with burrata, kale salad, roasted cauliflower, a pizza with lamb sausage and a butterscotch pot de creme – add some salted caramel to the top of the last item and it becomes the single best thing I ate during the entire vacation.
After lunch we headed to the Mondrian for some much-needed pool time. Dinner that night was at Katsuya (sadly there was not a Kardashian to be seen), followed by a stop into Beso, which is Eva Longoria’s restaurant.
I wore my Peter Pilotto for Target dress for the day (the only item I picked up from his collection) along with my staple accessories – Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag, Miss Sixty cage sandals and round Tom Ford sunglasses (shocker, right?) I’m not really one for planning outfits ahead of time; I just like to throw all the pieces I’m excited about into a suitcase every time I travel and mix and match them. The Edun leather shorts ended up being totally valuable pieces in the sartorial equation of my trip. I paired them with a gold sequin tee for a dressier dinner look. Click through for some images from the day.