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Let Los Angeles artists help you plan your perfect day on the East Side of the city!


Now that California’s Regional Stay-At-Home order has been lifted, locals may be looking to expand their daily routines to outside the living room. For some Covid-safe sunshine, Los Angeles residents should check out the East Side, home to some of LA’s premiere locations for shopping, dining, and experiencing nature. Don’t know where to start? Let these LA artists help you out! Here’s your custom-made itinerary for a day in LA’s East Side, curated by the area’s experts.


  1. Go Get Em Tiger

The day doesn’t truly begin until that first cup of coffee, and the East Side has plenty of spots to grab one. Take notes from the guys of Wires On Fire and head to Go Get Em Tiger on Hollywood Boulevard for your on-the-go cup of joe. You can even pick up some sweet GGET merch while you’re there!

Recommended by Wires On Fire


  1. Cosmic Vinyl

Now that the caffeine is circulating and your energy is up, it’s time for a little shopping. Head to Cosmic Vinyl for a little record browsing if you’re looking to grow your collection. A favorite of Reckling, the store offers a broad array of selections at great prices, plus in-house shows from time to time.

Recommended by Reckling


  1. Sunday’s Best

You’ve got your records in tow and a little more pocket money, so let’s do a little thrifting! Sunday’s Best Vintage offers a combination of vintage and thrifted clothing, and you’re sure to find some classic pieces among the racks. If you’re a fan of Lauren Ruth Ward, the selections may look familiar – some of her merch comes straight from their tie dyes and scarfs!

Recommended by Lauren Ruth Ward


  1. Millie’s Cafe

Hungry after all that shopping? Stop for some lunch at Millie’s in Silver Lake! The restaurant offers carry-out and outdoor seating options for sandwiches, salads, burgers, breakfast items, and more. SadGirl cites their corned beef hash and signature “messes” as “fire.”

Recommended by SadGirl


  1. Sage Plant Based Bistro & Brewery

If you’re looking for a more vegan-centric vibe, head to Sage Bistro & Brewery for some fine plant-based dining, where Lauren Ruth Ward could eat “all day, every day!” Check out their variety of vegan entrees, craft cocktails, and assortment of baked goods and drinks!

Recommended by Lauren Ruth Ward


  1. Highland Park Tennis Courts

You’re fueled up and ready for more adventuring, so how about a game of tennis? The courts in Highland Park, whether at Hermon Park and Tennis Courts or the Arroyo Seco Raquet Club, are The Paranoyd’s favorite way to spend a day off.

Recommended by The Paranoyd’s


  1. Ernest E. Debs Park

Down for a little more walking? Ernest E. Debs Park is just the place! Head a little further north to Montecito for one of Reckling’s favorite natural spaces. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, the trail takes scenic route for a breathtaking view of Peanut Lake.

Recommended by Reckling


  1. Harvard & Stone

The sun is starting to set, and all that walking really wiped you out. Ready for some live music and maybe a drink? Cap off the day at Harvard & Stone, where Lauren Ruth Ward built her audience, for some expert bartending and a night of free local entertainment. The bar offers both a buzzing front area and a place in the back to escape the noise, plus a cool speakeasy interior that’s perfect for winding down.

Recommended by Lauren Ruth Ward