June’s here to bless you with some cocktails, culture, and Pride. Apotheke’s artisanal, crafted “prescriptions,” Testa’s coastal Cal-Ital bites, and WKNDR’s rainbow of colorful coffees are enviably ‘gram worthy. Pop-ups and special events are the name of the game this month with Beyond The Streets, Saved By The Max, and Rooftop Cinema Club causing a limited-time buzz across platforms much like the Glossier’s Flagship along Melrose.
And it wouldn’t be June without some Pride events in WeHo. Kicking it off on June 10th is the equality and acceptance promoting LA Pride Parade and subsequent day-drinking event of the season. Do not miss it. You won’t have another opportunity like this until,.. Well, Halloween.
LA’s most recent New York transplant, Apotheke, opened in the slowly simmering Chinatown this January. The quirky menu leans heavily into its pharmacist-gone-grog theme. The menu is described as a “prescription list,” and offers categories based on healing properties rather than alcohol selection. The cocktails are beautifully named and complicatedly crafted. This is the spot for ultra-chic yet unexpected group gatherings this summer (@apothekela).
Self-described as Cal-Ital, testa opened last Fall to welcome hungry pre-Staples Center and artist loft diners in the South Park neighborhood of DTLA. Their menu is flush with hand-pressed pappardelle, hamachi crudo with champagne vinaigrette, and our favorite: The Duel, a two-part Negroni order two ways. Don’t mind if we Duel. (@testadtla)
WKNDR (Los Feliz)
RED ALERT. This is NOT just another Los Feliz coffee shop. WKNDR is the most recent addition to the highly-caffeinated Eastside scene. But what sets it apart? The food. The brain behind fusion-firehouse Tacos Tu Madre brings innovation and creativity to your table. (Literally). Thick, fluffy Japanese pancakes stacked sky high with strawberries and pitaya, avocado toast topped with asian slaw, and a beautiful array of drinks that are too gorgeous to gulp down. Plus, you can sip on their $6 Rainbow latte sin-free cause $1 from every purchase goes to a monthly charity of their choice. (@wkndrla)
Glossier Brick + Mortar (WeHo)
We can attest to Glossier’s first storefront being worth all the hype. The Something Social team braved those long opening weekend lines TWICE for a Kodak moment in the #GlossierCanyon. You’re finally able to try out all the cosmetic all-stars your favorite #intothegloss dewey goddesses have been touting for years. Every corner of this space has been meticulously designed, so take your time snapping up all the millennial pink moments. (@glossier)
Beyond The Streets (DTLA)
Beyond The Streets (BTS) is the art gallery for the modern babe. Focusing on the surge in popularity of street art and graffiti, BTS is a groundbreaking multimedia showcase of paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and more throughout 40,000+ sq ft of industrial indoor and outdoor space. BEYOND THE STREETS is curated by Roger Gastman. He is a graffiti historian, urban anthropologist and collector who Forbes says “has made a career of being the cultural connector between street artists and the art world.“ The vibe is perfect for showing off your newest Fairfax finds or hypebeast threads. (@beyondthestreetsart)
Rooftop Cinema Club @ Neuehouse (Hollywood)
You might have seen the chicest of outdoor cinema experiences pop up on the roof of the Montalban last Summer, but this plein aire screening experience is back to take Summer 2018 by storm at NeueHouse in Hollywood. This film series started in London and is rapidly expanding in Los Angeles, New York, and Texas. With titles including Clueless, Rebel Without A Cause, and Black Panther, the club screens a great mix of classic, cult, and contemporary films. You can check out their full schedule here. Rooftop Cinema is dedicated to providing their audiences with an elevated experience, so this one is 18+. Be sure to catch their rotating food and dessert vendors in addition to your bottomless popcorn. (@rooftopcinemaclub)
Saved By The Max (WeHo)
You saw it pop-up Chicago, and now it’s in LA for a limited time. The creators of this Saved By The Max space are dedicated to the decade. This delish diner is filled with nineties flashbacks, dreamy neon, and dishes served up by a Michelin-rated chef. Whether you’re a super fan of Saved By The Bell, simply want to show off your latest nineties outfit, or are eager to sip on an spiked milkshake(!), you’re going to adore every corner of The Max. (@savedbythemax)
Rosé Day at Saddlerock Ranch (Malibu)
Hosted at the same venue as the infamous Malibu Wines tour, is the first annual Rosé Day LA. Sponsored by Moet and Bertaud Belieu and with food by Iron Chef Marc Forgione, this event is sure to be chic, bubbly, and delicious. There will be DJs and food trucks and plenty of beautiful space to snap that California cool pic for your grid. If flowing rose, winding vineyard, and cheeky giraffes aren’t grammable enough for you, honestly, we don’t know what will be. (@roseday_la)
LA Pride Parade (WeHo)
We don’t want you to do this one for the ‘gram. We want you to do for equality. Kicking off at 11 am on Santa Monica Boulevard, the Pride Parade is the capstone event of LA Pride Week. This year’s theme is #JUSTBE, encouraging you to #JUSTBE yourself. Be sure to arrive early to snag a sweet spot and don’t forget to dress up! All are welcome. For more info, check the website here. (@lapride)
Written by our Brand Communications Coordinator, Kaeleigh Morrison.
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