Friday, August 5, 2011

Culver City/Akasha - Date Night Recommend

Looking to do something different this weekend? Stuck in a restaurant rut? Why not venture over to Downtown Culver City? In 2007 The New York Times labeled the booming Arts District, with over thirty galleries to explore, a "nascent Chelsea". There is also a wonderful mix of architecture, fantastic shopping and super-fantastic eateries!

I swear I didn't plan this! F21 jacket; Fish Fry dress; vintage clutch; Zara shoes; vintage lucite bracelet.
This street art pays homage to The Wizard of Oz which was produced at MGM here in Culver City!

How much is that deer in the window? I already have a crow and a cheetah pillow, add this guy to the mix and he expands my deer collection and creates another... I continue to straddle the line between collector and hoarder!

My date for the evening - Free People dress; Kate Spade bag; Vince Camuto booties. 

A couple weeks ago my date (sister Amy) and I were wooed by chef Akasha Richmond's seasonally stylish gastric delights. Her menu proves it is possible to create comfort food with sophistication and health in mind. Add to that the fact the food is locally grown, with sustainable principles right down to the paper goods they utilize - I didn't feel the slightest guilt indulging. When Akasha herself stopped by our table we gushed and toasted her with Lavender Martinis and Yellow Watermelon libations!

 The Lavender Drop

Even the building and decor is constructed of recycled and reclaimed materials.
Grilled Stone Fruit, Burrata, Arugula Salad
Coffee and Chile Rubbed Flat Iron Steak: paso prime grass fed beef, corn puree, potato gnocchi.
Neiman Ranch Pork Chop: stone fruit chutney, swill chard, cheddar grits, ham hock jus.
Lavender Lemon Creme Brulee - I so enjoy ending a post on desert!

David our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable waiter said we made the best selections on the menu - but I have to say I don't think you could go wrong with any of the options... Whether or not Culver City is within reach I hope you feel inspired to make a few new discoveries of your own this weekend!


fifi said...

love how you match the background!!

cecylia said...

your dress is divine- the print is so bold and fun! It looks great next to that backdrop! Great drinks too :)
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Elena Leder said...

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Lady and Olga said...

Really like the picture of you with the wall painting looking like your dress as a background ! You seem to have such an exciting life ! :)


Vale ♥ said...

Gorgeous pics ! I really hope I can visit sometimes soon ! I am following your blog with google friend connect cause I like it a lot ! I'd be delighted if you liked my blog too and followed back ! Kisses from Italy

Kimberly said...

Hey !
Your dress matches the wall painting, that's so cool :)
I really like your dress, the print is so interesting.

Ola said...

dress and grafitti picture is cool!
wonderful menu, very sophisticated

Paola said...


Megs said...

Culver City looks fantastic! definetly somewhere id like to go to! looks like you had a lovely evening at the restaurant, the food looks lovely and your dress is gorgeous! fits very well with the background =D


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Ellinor Forje said...

Yes, to all the food. And love love the sparkling colourful dress. Thanks for sharing the photos and feel free to drop by me too, soon.

Samantha said...

How perfect is that colorful dress!!


MiMi said...

Loving your outfit, oh my the food looks deeelish. Great Blog hun, I'm an new follower

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DesFruitsRouges said...

Wow this looks so good! Lavender martinis sound delicious! I'm following you :)

Andreea said...

Wow, your dress looks gorgeous!

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heylila said...

yummy food!


Lindsay said...

i love how your dress mimics that wall! so cool and beautiful!

couturekristen said...

so cool that your dress matches that building!

Sandwich de Dinausore said...

Great pictures ! :)

Rosa Pel said...

i love your dress!

Katie said...

Yummm everything looks so delicious! xo

Malu said...

Lovely photos! You look wonderful in that dress:D

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Natasha said...

a dress that matches outdoor wall art... well that's something I've never seen before :) just kidding - I love your dress. It's simple, but flirty :)

Audrey Leighton said...

cute dress!


Rita J. said...

Love the dress! It makes you classy and beautiful!
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t said...

Great dress! All the food looks good!

Kel said...

What an awesome dress. It looks like it belongs in a museum for modern art or something!

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Incognito said...

You took some great photos for this post ! Very enjoyable to watch, especially the one in which your dress matches the paintings on the building !

xx Absolute B.

Shybiker said...

I can't imagine a better backdrop for that Fish Fry dress: it's a cute photo. And, being a denizen of NY's Chelsea neighborhood, I catch the reference.

BTW, one of my closest friends (a famous blogger with her own cosmetic line) just moved to LA. I'll be visiting her several times in the near future and learning more about your hometown while there.