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5 Los Angeles Businesses that Thrived in 2021

Thinking about your favorite restaurant or store closing down this year? The end of 2021 is near, and we cannot wait to start 2022. Before we write off 2021, let’s end on a positive note, and talk about some of the businesses that thrived in 2021. Even though it was another rough year for businesses, many adapted or found a way to develop a strong business. We found 5 LA businesses that were successful in 2021 that every LA Girl should know about.

The Britely Social Club

Can you imagine opening up a SOCIAL CLUB in the midst of a pandemic? Meeting new people isn’t the same as it used to be. Inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, The Britely is a modern social club in WeHo that celebrates bright lives, minds, and connects people from different backgrounds. Opening its doors in late 2020, the Britely was a perfect opportunity to chat and meet new people. They innovated with founding memberships that launched the club with plenty of buzz and constantly adapted to evolving protocols. Its leadership & offerings are one of the main reasons Britely had a successful 2021. Members get access to a 24-hour gym, fitness classes, rooftop pool and lounge, restaurants, music and performance venue, private event spaces, and so much more! Attached to the brand new Pendry Hotel on Sunset blvd, and throwing legendary parties, like its Studio 54 event that welcomed the cast of Selling Sunset, The Britely had success written all over it. Apply to become a member today.

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Dialog Cafe

“PIVOT, PIVOT.” During a time where small businesses are at risk of shutting down, Dialog Cafe survived and is not going anywhere. So how are they still standing strong? The family-owned cafe partners with the best to serve the best. The minute indoor dining shut down, Dialog’s landscape changed into an entire assembly line of food and drinks to-go and their menus shifted into pantry style orders so customers could cook at home and even meals for the week to post bake. Serving only quality coffee and focusing on micro-batch roasting to ensure their customers are drinking the best. Also, Dialog Cafe partners with family-operated farms because they are all about family vibes. Check out their ALL NEW look & maybe even catch a few celebs, like Darren Criss dining on their out door stretch deck.

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Carnaby and Vine Gifting Boxes

When “remote” became a new way of life, company parties became very canceled. So, the next best thing? Elaborate and personalized gift boxes. This female founded company began out of necessity and found its roots in a referral based network that began with none other than James Corden, who sent his staff gorgeous custom boxes for the holiday last year. In 2021, Carnaby and Vine had success in finding a way to make gifting easier and now boasts a gifting roster of names that include Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Aniston and clients like Netflix, CBS and Facebook. Thus- they made our list of thriving 2021 businesses. Sometimes finding the perfect gift for someone can be extremely difficult. So many questions and doubts about sizes, style, and personal taste can make the shopping experience stressful. Whether it’s a friend, family member, or coworker, Carnaby and Vine take the weight off your shoulders and curate a personal gift. You can choose from pre-curated gifts online for ease or go through a concierge-like process to create your prefect box. They offer different collections starting from At Home, Happy Hour, Holiday Gifts, Mom and Baby, and Self-Care and even have their own in-house florist. Each package comes with luxury products as well as small-owned businesses brands. 

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Artha Wellness Sanctuary

Okay, imagine a community of people, gathering on a make-shift parking lot roof top to practice yoga overlooking West Hollywood- THAT is why Artha made our list. Innovation during the county’s indoor/outdoor wave of protocols made Artha special. At one point, we all had to take a step back during this stressful year and look for ways to relax. Artha, a wellness sanctuary, aided people through their holistic rejuvenation as a place to decompress. It was the solution to the problem. By invitation or membership, Artha has built in float tanks, infrared saunas, kryo and yoga classes for its members and offers meditation, massages and more to an impressive list of tastemaker-members, including Vanessa Hudgens. During a time where the wellness industry was challenged, Artha thrived. Rumor has it, they’re opening in Santa Monica next!

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Z.E.N. Foods Meal Prep

Having a healthy diet can be extremely difficult, especially when we are always on the go. While many people were having trouble cooking or finding the time to cook, Z.E.N. Foods stepped in to solve this problem. In 2021, Z.E.N. Foods thrived by delivering healthy meals to your home. Multiple programs to choose from prepared by top chefs and nutritionists. Used by Hollywood stars like Zac Efron, Z.E.N. Foods had a successful 2021.

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