DRINK | HI-LO LIQUOR MART | LONG BEACH
We already loved their Culver City location, so we were amped to find that hospitality leaders, Chris Harris and Talmadge Lowe, opened their second location of Hi-Lo Liquor Market in the heart of Long Beach last month. If you haven’t been to the first location, their concept is perfect. Liquor Market offers one of the best selections in hand-chosen wine, beer, spirits, gourmet foods, delicious grab-and-go snacks, gifts, and more. They give Culver City and Long Beach an updated experience on the idea of a corner store. Beer and wine tasting bar, yep. Custom built Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream case, yep. A breathtaking spirits wall, yep. From beer made less than a mile away, to a small winemaker in Santa Barbara, to whiskey made in Ventura, California, these guys are so on top of their game. Don’t miss their Wine + Beer Clubs - old school, new school, or private school - it’s definitely our kind of “Lesson Plan.”
We love this gem in our neighborhood on East 11th, just down the street from the HELM Store. Run by some awesome women who feature hand-selected vintage, local design, and independent brands, it’s easy to spend a good amount of time on their Instagram. That’s not just because they do it up real nice (eye candy!) but it’s also easy to shop from there as well. For sure the one-stop-shop for one of a kind digs, and just yesterday we were eyeing those Deadstock Painter’s Pants. Yes please!
If you’ve ever picked up GQ, Rolling Stone, Interview or pretty much anything relating to fashion or culture over the last 50 years, you’ve touched the highly influential words of Glenn O’ Brien. This book contains choice pieces from his personal views and experiences in art, music, fashion, culture and politics, primarily from the true soul of New York City over the years. His views are something to be known and admired. There are few people, if any, to have touched the lives and had relationships with so many significant artists and uber creatives. Personal, delicate years with Patti Smith, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, and Madonna barely scratch the surface of these fascinating insights into the lives of some of the most influential creatives of the century. Read his bio here - we guarantee you’ve never seen anything like it. One of our favorites, Michael Chabon, said it perfectly about this book. “Enclosed in this beautiful package, please find: an agile mind, a perfect style, a canny and undeceivable heart, and a welcome, enduring presence in the reader’s life.”
FOLLOW | OH JOY!
Joy Cho and her team have put together a gig that really brings joy and fun to others. Since 2005 this lifestyle brand and design studio has created imaginative, original products and pumped out hip, innovative editorial like a cultivated machine. Home decor, kids toys, furniture and so much more adorn the pages of the website and their shop in Los Angeles. Cho was named one of Time Magazine’s 30 most influential people on the internet, and her social media has over 13 million followers. Her Pinterest presence is bonkers! Join for Joy!
LISTEN | TIM FERRIS TOP 25 PODCAST
Not gonna lie, we’ve only listened to a handful of these, but now that we know which ones are top of the list we won’t have to scroll through all umpteen hundreds of them to find the best. Tell us if you know any better, but trust us on these ones: David Allen, Seth Godin, Adam Gant, Neil deGrass Tyson, and Gary Keller. Did we mention that they’ve been downloaded over 400+ million times? That’s crazy! Tim is an animal!
LOOK | BEASTIE BOYS BY SPIKE JONZE
Spike Jonze + Beastie + bountiful bodacious photos = need we say more? How about #1 best seller (and it won’t even be released until March.) Ok, you get the point. 1993 was the golden age of hip-hop on MTV. Not many knew that the young filmmaker Spike Jonze joined the Beastie Boys in touring the planet and now, 25 years later and for the very first time, we get to experience more than 200 of his personal photos from a personal angle only seen by a best friend. Their apartments, the Lollapalooza stage, behind the epic Sabotage video, to the story behind the Sounds of Science cover - it wouldn’t be complete without their times on the basketball courts of LA and NYC. Personal and candid, this is an iconic hardback. Pick it up.