We recently took a staff trip to Los Angeles for a styling job, and decided to make some fun of it by adding on a few days for relaxation. We stayed on the Venice Canals in the dreamiest boho bungalow imaginable — and we must’ve pointed out at least 10 items in the house that we have in our rental collection! To say that it was our perfect aesthetic would be an understatement.
The property is owned by Heather Tierney, also the owner of The Butcher’s Daughter, our owner’s favorite vegetarian restaurant located on Abbot Kinney. The food is beautiful and delicious, and the atmosphere truly is everything we could ever want + more. Featuring greenery hanging above from every imaginable surface, shibori-dyed seat cushions, the loveliest outdoor dining area, and a gorgeous blend of woods with metals, it’s a designer’s dream come true.
The sun didn’t want to come out for us on our beach days, but we did make it Zuma Beach in Malibu twice — it was a nice reprieve from the storms lashing Austin at the time. We were able to spot some seals and dolphins very close to the shoreline, which was beyond magical.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to LA without a stop at Runyon Canyon. We didn’t spot any celebrities this time around, but we did sweat our butts off in the 95-degree heat and successfully made it through to the end without passing out. That’s a win in our books! Plus, who wouldn’t want to hike next to endless dogs?
Below are some photos that we hope will inspire your next LA trip. If you ever get the chance, we highly recommend you check out the canals. You’ll never believe that this quaint portion of solitude exists in such a hustling & bustling city.