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Carly’s Top 5 Spots
Brenna Egan | Photo: Courtesy of Justin Coit | August 23, 2013
Thanks to Carly Brien, co-founder of Pressed Juicery, pounding back produce is as crucial (and satisfying) as early-morning espresso. After a well-being epiphany, she and her partners cleaned up their act and created the hottest liquid elixirs around. From vanilla coffee to red rooibos tea, the blends are available at 11 outposts in California, with more sprouting by the minute. But the path to wellness begins now. Here, the detox queen spills on what gets her juices flowing.
Shop for Vintage Finds
Rumba (1740 Ocean Park Blvd., Unit C, Santa Monica, 310.392.3103, rumbastyle.com) is my favorite place to spot one-of-a-kind art and midcentury furniture.
My favorite dates involve driving up PCH from Santa Monica and getting out of town! Last month, we drove up to Big Sur and stayed in a cabin at Glen Oaks Big Sur (47080 Highway 1, Big Sur, 831.667.2105, glenoaksbigsur.com). There is so much beauty to see on the drive, and fun landmarks along the way.
Pressed Juicery (13050 San Vicente Blvd. #120, L.A., 310.451.1010, pressedjuicery.com) has a new vanilla almond, cold-brewed coffee that customers are loving.
At Palisades Park, you get the ocean, the pier and a view of the mountains in the distance. Afterward, hop across the street for a salad and a gimlet at the Ivy at the Shore (1535 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310.393.3113, theivyrestaurants.com).
See Some Art
My friends own an amazing gallery, Taylor De Cordoba (6021 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 323.379.4832, taylordecordoba.com), filled with inspiring work by emerging artists. They also host a really special event called “Eating our Words,” with author readings and food curated by local chefs.