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How to Spend A Day in Larchmont: LA’s Most Charming Neighborhood

In case ya didn’t know, there is a secret area of Los Angeles where the pace slows down, an oasis of charm and sophistication is on every corner, and feels like it was pulled straight out of a television drama. The little area of LA we’re talking about it, is: Larchmont. This LA dwelling has become one of the city’s most desirable places to live plus it’s a total pedestrian-friendly shopping destination. Explore trendy boutiques, enjoy a meal at a cozy eatery, or take in the area’s unique atmosphere, Larchmont promises a full memorable day out. If you’re interested in visiting, we’ve gathered up some ideas on the most perfect way to spend a full day in this captivating district. Keep reading to plan your Larchmont adventure.

Where To Eat

For those who can’t make a move without their cup of Joe (guilty as charged), Go Get Em Tiger offers their signature bar-style coffee service to help kickstart your day. You can also grab a salad and sandwich for an early lunch. We also love the all-day dining experience at Great White. The casual dining spot serves breakfast until 3 p.m., with lunch starting at 11 a.m. From wraps to bowls and even pizza, their delicious menu will keep you satisfied for the remainder of the day. We also can’t get enough of Alfalfa, where you can build your own salad. Stop for lunch and even catch up on some work. They even have a full coffee bar with yummy lattes and gluten free doughnuts!

Image Courtesy of Great White As the evening sets in, make your way to La Bettola di Terroni, an Italian restaurant that provides the perfect ambiance for a romantic date night. After sharing a bowl of pasta, indulge your sweet tooth at neighborhood favorites like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Levain Bakery. This iconic NY bakery – which by the way their only LA store is in Larchmonnt – seriusly has the best cookies!

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What To Do

Beyond the Larchmont food scene, there is so much to do and things to browse and explore here. If you’re into pilates, Larchmont is home to one of the best studios in the area: Dr. Pilates. Here, you can experience personalized pilates sessions tailored to your fitness goals. Some of these classes are even available for sign-ups via Classpass. If you’re into a more relaxed wellness day, visit Larchmont Sanctuary Spa. The award-winning boutique spa is indeed a sanctuary for self-care, providing top-notch services and treatments like massages and rejuvenating facials. Read more our experience  here!


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Then, after an epic spa experience, take a leisurely stroll to Malin + Goetz. We love this Larchmont  boutique to pick up high-quality skincare products. If you happen to be in Larchmont on a Wednesday or Sunday, don’t miss the Larchmont Village Farmers Market, where you can support local vendors, discover fresh produce and artisanal goods.

Where To Shop

On to our favorite thing about Larchmont! There is so much shopping to do in this quaint little place. If you’re the kind of person that loves a lineup of trendy and chic shops, Larchmont is the place to be. Begin your shopping spree at DU/ER, where you’ll discover high-performance denim and stylish apparel perfect for the on-the-go. Dubbed as the “World’s Most Comfortable Pants,” the lifestyle brand has both female and male apparel. Another great spot to shop is Buck Mason. The LA-based brand offers a full collection of affordable fashion staples such as shirts, pants, shoes and accessories. These wardrobe essentials are crafted from premium materials giving each look a laid back effortless style. The store itself is pretty to cool to visit!

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After that, immerse yourself in the world of luxury scents and home decor at Diptyque (because every Angeleno knows that ambiance is everything). Stop by and purchase one of these candles either for yourself or as a gift. Finally, complete your shopping spree at Velvet, where you’ll find effortlessly cool clothing and accessories that scream “elevated chic.”

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This is just a taste of what Larchmont has to offer. We still have so much exploring to do an can’t wait to update you on more shops and eateries we discover. If you want to check out another cool area of LA, we love everything about West Hollywood.

Feature image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter