Magnolia Bakery

2020 is the year of finding small moments of joy while everything else is falling apart. Which, for me, means indulging in lots of sweets for no special reason whatsoever. Who needs a special occasion when you can bring home delicious goods from Magnolia Bakery simply to cheer yourself up and your roommate. Magnolia Bakery … More Magnolia Bakery

Yeastie Boys Bagels

This is the perfect time to be a food truck as I can’t think of a better social distancing restaurant setup. I actually had to adjust to the thought of “food trucks” when I first moved to Los Angeles. Ice cream trucks were the closest thing to a food truck I experienced growing up in … More Yeastie Boys Bagels

Joan’s On Third

Six months into the pandemic, it is still so shocking to look at pre-coronavirus pictures of what life used to be like and how even small life rituals, such as eating inside a busy Joan’s on Third every weekend, was something I didn’t realize would soon be drastically changed. But it is so important to … More Joan’s On Third

Sun Valley, Idaho

Although I have gotten to know my apartment walls very well over the last few months, getting to spend some time in the great outdoors was a much needed refresh. The states making up the mountain west region in the U.S. seem to have shot up in appeal in 2020. I’ve heard from a lot … More Sun Valley, Idaho

Magpies Softserve

Located in an unassuming strip mall on the cusp of Silverlake and Atwater Village in Los Angeles sits my favorite soft serve shop, Magpies Softserve. I’m originally from the Chicago suburbs and being a vegan always seemed like a very difficult lifestyle to follow in the Midwest, however the more time I spend in Los … More Magpies Softserve