You know when you’ve been following someone for so long you feel like you’ve been friends for life?
That’s how I feel about Kat. She was one of the first people I ever followed on Instagram and I’ve been reading her blog, With Love from Kat for years. I’ve swooned over her stunning West Village apartment, coveted her classic cool wardrobe and poured over her Travel App and I’m not alone.
Kat has around 400,000 followers who all do the same. When she made the move to Venice Beach I couldn’t wait to see what interior heaven she was going to dream up for her new abode. Last year while getting coffee in Venice we actually bumped into each other. She’s one of the warmest, most hilarious people I’ve ever met and someone who would really show you a good time in the City of Angels.
Where to stay: Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica for ocean views and a charming, French country vibe, or The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Eat: Brunch at Great White Venice – get the avocado toast and matcha latte and people watch as all of the surfers and Venice locals come in with their pups! Then grab lunch at Butchers Daughter on Abbot Kinney and finally, a delicious dinner at Gjelina also on Abbot Kinney. Their pizza is to die for!
Drink: Grab drinks at Rose Cafe and/or Neighbor. If you want something quiet and romantic in Venice, do drinks in the garden at Plant Food + Wine and don’t skip their dessert it’s AMAZING! For a cool rooftop view – head to Hotel Erwin.
Shop: Along Abbot Kinney I love Stone Cold Fox, Urbanic, Aust, Principessa, Burro and The Piece Collective.
Do: Grab a juice and stare at the gorgeous organic options at Erewhon, rent bikes and go along the boardwalk to Santa Monica pier, and stroll along the Venice Canals.
Eat: Have brunch at the Ivy, lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel and dinner at either Gracias Madre, Jon and Vinny’s or Zinque.
Drink: Drinks at Cecconi’s, Delilah, and Chateau Marmont.
Shop: Stroll along Melrose Place and pop into Zimmermann, DVF and L’Agence, then head to Rodeo Drive to do some damage!
Do: Grab a boba tea at Alfred Tea on Melrose and shop in that cute area, then hit up the Melrose Flea Market (if it’s a Saturday!), and hike Runyon Canyon.
Eat: Grab smoothies at Sunlife Organics at the Malibu Country Mart, lunch at Cafe Habana or Malibu Farm, and dinner at Nobu.
Drink: Drinks at Nobu or Soho Beach House.
Shop: Stroll around the Malibu Country Mart which has shops like Planet Blue, Paige, James Perse, and Intermix.
Do: Hike Solstice Canyon in Malibu, pack a picnic and go to Zuma Beach, catch the sunset at Nobu, stroll along the pier at Malibu Farm and enjoy the drive along the PCH.