benu made

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i'm definitely late to the game with this hand-made brand, benu made, but i'm obsessed with everything in this shop. the shop girl at clare v. had on the matisse inspired ones and they were so cool in person. think i might have to get my hands on a pair of those or my hands on a pair of the hands (ha). i know ban.do had these in stock—they sure are good at finding neat independent artists.

all images from bennu made

more bounce in california

before i say anything else, let me say that traveling with claire hogan is one of the best decisions i've ever made. for the record most of these photos are hers that we put in a shared album of about 1,600 photos (?!?!) from our trip. needless to say we had a good time.

okay, so,

i fully believe i was born to live in california. i know it's a fantasy but as soon as our plane hit the sweet golden state ground, i felt butterflies in my stomach (cheesiest line i've ever written). 

i could go through a full recap of our trip, but i think we'd all be pretty bored of that. here's a photo dump of some of my favorite captures from the trip as well as my LA map.

highlights:

best dinner: hot hot food

best breakfast: trois familia

best coffee: intelligentsia

best brunch: cafe stella (get the eggs benedict—they serve it on hash browns instead of english muffins and it is LIFE CHANGING)

favorite neighborhood: silverlake

favorite museum: we went to LACMA and The Broad—if you're going to the Broad get tickets ahead of time. both were wonderful.

best airbnb in the world: highland park dream apartment

best paper goods store: the social type & shout + about

favorite clothing store: clare v

favorite activity: disneyland. hands down.

here are all the photos (that mainly claire took). enjoy.

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