Production Pause: Silver Lake Boulevard, Los Angeles
Working in LA? Looking for a change of scenery that offers a little bit of East Side culture? Head on over to Silver Lake Boulevard and Effie Street, a compact corner of all the things you need from a mobile office site. Start your day off in LAMILL COFFEE where you can choose from a vast array of coffee, tea and herb cocktails like the Salted Caramel Latte or Lavender Lemonade. You can also go traditional with a delicious single origin drip or espresso. Enjoy your choice surrounded by elegant Italian renaissance decor at the espresso bar or in a comfy cushioned seat with a table and tap away your emails with complementary wifi. If you’re staying through lunch, stave off post-lunch lethargy with fresh and light Californian bites - but don’t forget to treat yourself with salted chocolate chip cookie! Best of all? They have parking in the back.
When you want to stretch your legs, Yolk, an indie design store, is literally a hop, skip and jump to the next door over. You can give your eyes a good stretch, too, admiring their funky home goods, bohemian jewelry and cute kids fashions. Yolk is an especially great store for those of you on location looking to bring home a Cali-inspired gift to your loved ones. Also check out Lawson-fenning. It may be more difficult to bring home a gift from there, but it is a beautiful furniture shop worth a peek.
Need a little retail therapy after a hard day's work? Lake Boutique down the road sells women’s clothing, fragrant apothecary items and home decor. Or maybe you need serious ice cream therapy… Cross the street to Milk where you can satisfy your craving with a Banana Split. Round out the day with a scrumptious meal at L&E Oyster Bar (or catch the happy hour bites) for fresh oysters and other seafood specialties.
LAMILLCOFFEE, 1636 Silver Lake Blvd., (323) 663-4441
Yolk, 1626 Silver Lake Blvd, (323) 660-4315
Lawson-fenning, 1618 SILVER LAKE BOULEVARD, (323) 660-1500
Lake Boutique, 1618 1/2 Silverlake Boulevard, (323) 664-6522
Milk, 1639 Silverlake Blvd, (323) 913-9911
L&E Oyster Bar, 1637 Silver Lake Boulevard, (323) 660-2255
Words by Christine O'Leary, Photos by Adrian Alston