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oh joy day trip: culver city…

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

For this new edition of Oh Joy Day Trip, we're headed to Culver City! Since I live on the East Side of Los Angeles, I rarely make it to Culver City, but I need to get there more. There are so many great, new spots to see, explore, and eat! Come check it out…

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

Rabbit Ladder at Platform — This kids store opened recently, and we're loving the mix of decor, clothing, books, toys, and gifts! The store's decor focuses on imagination as it feels totally playful and light inside.

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

Pop&Suki at Platform — This shop is a millennial's dream come true with cute wallets, make-up bags, and keychains all customizable for you and your BFF 🙂

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

Baco Shop — A sandwich spin-off to Baco Mercat in Downtown LA, this restaurant serves what feels like a mix between a gyro and a sandwich. We had the grilled steak, slow roasted pork, and Chile shrimp bacos (which was a favorite!). We also loved the Baco snax – with hummus and a good mix of olives and nuts. All of it was just delicious!

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

Midland – For a little shopping to treat yourself, take a trip to Midland which has a rustic, Ojai feel to it. It's pretty and simple, beautiful luxuries with variety of things ranging from essential oils to curated kids pieces to clothing local indie designers. 

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

Hi-Lo — At the end of your day, if you're headed home or back to your AirBnB, stop by Hi-Lo to pick up drinks for the evening, snacks, or delicious pantry items. The shop is beautiful and well-designed and doesn't look like any other liquor store you've ever seen. You can pick up a pint of Jeni's ice cream here, too! 

oh joy day trip: culver city

oh joy day trip: culver city

Nomad Truck — To end your day, stop by the Nomad truck for some Milk & Honey soft serve. We loved that it wasn't too sweet and had a lot of great textures with honey-oat shortbread, brittle, and meringue cylinders.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester and Jess Hong}

11 comments

  1. I used to live in Culver City and moved away right after Platform was built! blue bottle coffee… yum! Where is that olive cargo jacket from?!

  2. If you make it to Culver City again, check out the Museum of Jurassic Technology. I’ve only been to LA once (sadly—my fav city ever after one trip) and that weird little place is part of what made LA my fav city.

  3. Hi Joy,
    I am a big fan of your blog (& Instgram & let’s be honest — all things oh joy!). I particularly enjoy your segments that involve your family and daughters.
    As a working mother in Los Angeles, I love maximizing my time — even if it’s shopping — with my husband and son. Do you have a list/collection of favorite toddler/kid stores that you like to visit/shop in (greater) Los Angeles? Any place that offers toys, books, clothing, building blocks — anything fun and different from your typical catalog/department store selections. Stores like Rabbit Ladders are so fun with their unique products and independent brands that they carry. I know you have a great sense of style and fun so any recommendations you have would be GREATLY appreciated.
    Best,
    Jana

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