Going lightly in…Los Angeles

Los AngelesI took my first trip to L.A. last weekend & had a chance to check out some of its neighbourhoods. Of course, there were a few dessert spots in there…

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1. Venice: Abbot Kinney Blvd. A fun strip of shops & restaurants. There are some really cool shop designs & some have little areas or gardens you can sit in. A great place for creative inspiration!Abbot Kinney Blvd

2. Venice: Mar Vista Farmers Market {Sundays only}. Try an almond croissant at Les Delices du four Bread.Mar Vista Farmers Market

3. Venice: Dinner at Gjelina. My favourite dishes were: Grilled peaches with burrata, arugula, radicchio & prosciutto…Gjelina…& razor clams with lemon, caper & chili.

Gjelina

4. Downtown L.A.: Dessert at Bottega Louie. A must-visit for anyone who loves pastry. I tried the macarons {mmm…Earl Grey!} but there were a lot of other lovely-looking confections.Bottega Louie

5. Manhattan Beach: A Gela-dough at Bonaventura Gelato Lounge: A warm donut filled with your choice of gelato {I went with Lavender Honey} & filling. Gooey but delicious!Gela-dough

6. Manhattan Beach: Lunch at Love & Salt. Oven-baked eggs with tomato sauce, zucchini & grilled bread.Love & Salt

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