Yes, I'll say it again, I love L.A., as in California.
I am surprised too.
My friend at Autologue recently wrote rhapsodic about her recent trip to LA LA Land, but it didn't convince me. I've been to LA several times, and have never, ever come away with any kind of understanding, vibe or sense of what that city holds. That is until I experienced LA last week.
And although this post is going to be about some great coffee I had, and the previous dealt with a great cupcake, it's not because of the food and drink! It's about the light, the diversity, the community and what I actually think is the livability factor in L.A.
Has something changed in L.A.? Am I so sun deprived that this was all it took, 4 straight days of high 70's, blue skies and not a cloud in sight? Why the connection, why now? The traffic didn't even really play the major role that it usually does... hmmm?
I had coffee at LA MILL COFFEE on Silver Lake Blvd, in Silver Lake. The coffee was amazing. Granted I'm a big coffee drinker, but in no way a connoisseur. I like my coffee black normally, nothing fancy. Once in awhile I will splurge on what a friend introduced me to, a wet cappuccino. And of course when I am in Italy, well you know. So since I'm not a connoisseur I can't really describe what I liked about LA MILL COFFEE, I've tried but I really can't. It tasted wonderful. Some were saying it was a whisper of orange, a touch of clove... I don't know. The place itself was beautiful. Calm, cool, well designed. Very L.A. Their use of color was unique to most coffee shops. Their signature iced aqua was used from product to packaging and felt perfect for both.
It's nice to have a new favorite city, that's actually reachable in a couple of hours. So yes, I heart L.A. Great cupcakes and coffee add to that to be sure!