Thursday, January 7, 2010

Go To Helms!

The New Year as we know brings the refreshing feeling of new adventures. One of my goals this year is to re-discover what Los Angeles has to offer. I started out by visiting the Helms Bakery District for the first time yesterday. Located in Culver City on Venice Boulevard, Helms District is a must see for the foodies and furniture lovers out there.

Helms Bakery first opened its doors in 1931. It was family owned and operated and supplied local residents with fresh-baked bread delivered "Daily at Your Door" for over four decades. Although the bakery no longer remains, the Helms Bakery building is a cherised local landmark.
There are a few cafes including La Dijoinaise that offers a variety of pastries, savory crepes and serves breakfast as well. Don't leave without ordering their cafe latte.

Another favorite of mine is Father's Office. Don't be mislead by the name. This is the one place where you can find gourmet burgers and great tasting beer, not to mention the fabulous garlic fries. After you fill your tummy, visit the ultimate furniture stores ever built. The first is called Room and Board. It is in this very store that I wanted to charge up a storm and re-decorate my whole place! I absolutely love contemporary furniture and know one day I will have a great home with great furniture. There's nothing wrong with dreaming for now. The second furniture find is called H.D. Buttercup. Another amazing store with amazing one-of-a-kind pieces. You can really find some unique items there including an antique Chinese wedding bed I saw from the 1500's for a pretty penny.

Overall, day one of re-discovery was very successful. Who ever said L.A. didn't have any history?

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