Today, we present to you... our Silver Lake adventure guided by Katie Dean, a local jewelry designer! Silver Lake is a popular Los Angeles neighborhood that sits on around Los Angeles' reservoir (hence 'lake'). If you're ever heading towards East Los Angeles then these six locations are a must-visit. It's perfect for afternoon strolls, date nights, and sightseeing! We hope you like our mini-tour guide of this beautiful Los Angeles area!
Broome Street General Store is my favorite coffee spot! Needless to say, their lattes are delicious. But, why I really love going here is because there are also tons of home goods, clothes, greeting cards, specialty candies and goodies everywhere. They make the whole experience so fun! They also have a really sweet courtyard area where I can conduct a brainstorming or networking meeting.
When you walk into Raven Spa, you feel like you've been transported from the busy streets of Los Angeles to a Bali resort. The ambiance is truly authentic and relaxing. It's a perfect place to unwind after a really crazy week, or it's also a great reward for yourself - perhaps when you reach your latest goal! My personal favorite is the custom massage.
I feel really lucky to have a place like the Silverlake Reservoir so close. Since I grew up in Michigan, I love being outside and the “Res” allows me to exercise and catch up with my girlfriends. It's multitasking at its finest!
Flore is a great vegan restaurant to grab lunch at. The food is fresh and they have delicious sweet treats (with an assortment of fruit sweetened and gluten free options). You can also sit outside, which I love. My favorite dishes are the Basmati Brown Rice Bowl with tofu and a lightly heated Cinnamon Roll. You can thank me later!
Casbah Cafe is gorgeous! I have a weakness for anything with a Moroccan feel, and this place is exploding with bright colors and patterns. They also have an outside space with the most adorable sitting nooks surrounded by beautiful vine plants. When you sit down, you feel like you're in a private place where no one can see you. Great for people watching and brainstorming new ideas over a wonderful cup of tea.
Lastly, Clementine Floral Works. For me, flowers are an essential part of my creative space. This shop is perfection. When you walk in, you immediately see the expertly curated collection of the most unique and wonderful single stems as well as stunning arrangements.
We hope you are able to visit these six Silver Lake shops! Let us know if you do! We'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for checking out my guide! - Katie Dean