Los Angeles Flavor


I love eating in Los Angeles because there are so many vegetarian options. Here are some of the highlights from our visit. One of our favorite stops was Mohawk Bend in Echo Park. Retrofitted into a 100-year old Vaudeville theater, they use Californian ingredients to create food for all types of appetites. They have 72 taps of craft beer, 6 stainless steel wine taps, and artisanal spirits. You...

Los Angeles Through Pictures


I love Los Angeles because California Girl has the best ideas for daily adventures. This was The Husband’s first visit, so there was a lot of ground to cover in three days. Here are some of the highlights of what we saw and what we did. Griffith Observatory Griffith Park Did I mention the views? Little Tokyo We couldn’t leave California without heading to the beach, so our last day...

The San Francisco Treat


When I found myself wandering up and down Mission Street in San Francisco with a growling stomach, I couldn’t decide what to do. The biggest challenge that I run into when traveling alone is trying to figure out where to eat, I’m usually overwhelmed by the options. Then I saw a sign in the distance, all it said was “TEA * FOOD.” It doesn’t get easier than that, right...

Day Two: Los Angeles


Well, I can’t complain about Day Two in Los Angeles. We found ourselves at Café Gratitude for a raw, vegan lunch. I’m neither raw nor vegan, but this lunch was delicious. The plants at the nursery were AMAZING and could the weather be more perfect? I can’t imagine anything more perfect than the amazing handmade dress I found at Matrushka that fits like it was made for me: And...

California Adventures: Day One


The first time I came to LA was with my dad and he surprised me by pulling a giant bag of candy out of his suitcase when we got to the hotel. The only thing better than that, is coming to see California Girl. She is the perfect reminder that everything is better when you do it with a friend. Every weekend with California Girl involves at least one visit to a fabric store, and Michael...

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Heidi Van Heel

Writer, freelancer, and believer in magic living in Minneapolis. In my free time, I love reading, exploring the great outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.

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