In the sunny, kale-loving city of Los Angeles, République offers a stunning contrast for brunchgoers. This architectural gem, built by Charlie Chaplin and architect Roy Sheldon Prince in 1928, looks like a gothic castle in the middle of downtown L.A. And with French-slanted fare from a renowned chef and irresistible pastries by his co-owner wife, République should be put on your brunch bucket list right now.
VENUE TYPE: Private Dining / Restaurant
From sunny Southern California to crisp Northern California & all the inland forests and beach towns in between, our Media Design Manager, Nathan Mueller, just took the perfect road trip from San Diego all the way up the coast of Central California and is sharing his itinerary with you. An easy four-hour drive from Los Angeles with stops in Santa Barbara and Ojai for drinks, farm-to-table eats and a stay at a little beach lodge in Cambria, get ready to take notes because this is the only road trip itinerary up the California Coast you'll ever need.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Alifu Dhaalu Atoll, North Central Province, Maldives
Whether you keep your birthday bucket list organized online, in a journal or on a crumpled old bar napkin, you’re going to want to pull it out to jot down this overwater and underwater hotspot. Conrad Maldives sits on its own private island with luxury villas floating right atop the ocean and a dining space that takes a deep dive under to ensure you get the full snorkeling experience without so much as touching a set of goggles. What are we waiting for? Let’s dive in.
9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
Whether you live in LA or are planning a trip to La La Land, a weekend brunch is bound to end up on your agenda. While there are plenty of places to hobnob with celebrities during an afternoon of snacking on soufflé and sipping champagne, the Jazz Brunch at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel may be the most sophisticated setting. Add it to the bucket list, y’all.
Attention: It’s currently fall. And with that comes lots of fun things like pumpkins, spices and lattes… oh wait. Don’t think about saying the words ‘pumpkin spice’ and ‘Campfire’ in the same sentence (even though this is a delightful duo in any other context). We’re talking about fall’s influence on Campfire, the restaurant, for the second installation of Fall Into Flavor. Catch up with part one here.
Proudly proclaiming a market-driven food and cocktail menu, owner John Resnick is sharing how autumn’s changing of the leaves inspired the most recent menu. Resnick, Chef Andrew Bachelier and the team are influenced by what’s fresh and local, to the day. Giving careful consideration to the proportions of the menu (the food menu is equally appointed with meat, seafood and produce), the revolving door of Campfire’s menu ensures each visit is totally new, seasonal and as delicious as ever.
CAMPFIRE + GATHERING
Campfires are known as a way for people to gather, chat and tell stories. How did you translate the idea of a campfire setting to a space meant for gatherings?
Campfire Owner, John Resnick: Yes! It is all about people coming together and talking to each other. For us, that means creating a space that encourages and helps foster that idea and behavior. We’ve tried to cultivate a space that encourages people to focus on each other, to talk to each other. Everything else in the space – the lack of TV’s, the delicious and memorable booze and food, the warm and authentic hospitality, the music and lighting – literally every detail of the space is aimed at getting people to feel good about being here, to enjoy spending time here with friends and loved ones, to enjoy telling stories here and hopefully, to creating some new ones.