Here are our picks of things to do and places to go to make the best of your August.
BUY THIS → Eastern Sierra ‘s Pack Horse Adventure package curated by Wilderness Collective, a company dedicated to creating opportunities to explore, evolve, and enjoy the great outdoors with the new friends you make along the way. Set in the iconic mountain range of the Eastern Sierras, this five day hiking, fishing, and trekking experience will have you channeling your inner John Muir. And for packing all those rugged belongings, we suggest you USE THIS → the Belt Duffle Bag from Freemans Sporting Club. Locally made in NYC, the water-repellent canvas and leather handles that can be removed to use as a belt or utility strap are perfect compliments to your trip.
STAY → At the Legoland California Hotel, part of Legoworld California. Your little knight or maiden will swoon over the castle located in the main atrium, a 32-foot high pirate shipwreck bursting through it into a river of LEGO. Each of the 250 specially-themed rooms—Pirate, Adventurer, or Kingdom—will keep their imaginations running long past bedtime. To book a package, visit here.
DRIVE HERE → Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where classic automobiles and one-of-a-kind super cars compete on the 18th fairway of the storied golf course. Dawn your best resort casual attire and set your sights on featured marques including the Aston Martin Centennial, the Lamborghini, and the Porsche 911. It all begins Sunday, August 18, at The Lodge At Pebble Beach.
UNPLUG HERE → Bucato restaurant in Culver City, which despite just opening on July 31, has already received ample attention for invoking the strictest cell phone policy in the city. The Italian eaterie will not allow diners to use their mobile devices for photos, texting, taking calls, or anything else. The motivation behind the ban? GM Ed Keebler commented that he wants to encourage customers to “share their meal with fellow diners,” not the outside world. Even if it’s just over a few rounds of the polpette (meatballs) and small plates in the glassed-in “pasta laboratorio”, your mini digital detox could be just what the doctor ordered. 3280 Helms Ave., Culver City, 310.876.0286
GO HERE → DTLA Flea, LA’s brand new shopping outpost that’s rich in more than just textiles—think hand-carved wooden rings, vintage finds from Italy & fancy party picks to show-off at your next soiree. Vendors spread out across four parking lots along Spring, Main, and Broadway Street complete with a live DJ, rock climbing wall, and food trucks. Consider the last Sunday of every month officially booked.