Everybody On 3


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We briefly entertained the idea of going to Disneyland during our stay in L.A., but I managed to discover my own happiest place on earth in a land far, far away from The Magic Kingdom.

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{Milk boutique}
Wedged between darling shop

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{Social Butterflies LA backroom for in-house designs}
after darling shop on West Third Street,

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lies this modern, upscale mom and pop shop--Joan's on Third.

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Joan's services extend far beyond the macaroons, baguettes and imported cheeses sold in the brick-and-mortar store. Over the past decade and a half, it has evolved from a catering and event planning service to a full-blown (and might I add fabulous!) ├ępicerie of fine and imported foods. Oh. And they'll even prepare a picnic basket for you. SOLD.

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Much to my heart and stomach's dismay, I couldn't fit more than a sampling of gelato and a freshly brewed iced tea in after a sizable lunch.

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I did, however, get a package of their famous rosemary shortbread cookies to bring home to my mom, whom I couldn't help but think of as I gawked over each neatly packaged item.

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The aesthetic of the store with marble countertops, antique farmer's tables and chalkboard menus helps to enhance the rich colorful products spread out in every nook and cranny of the 4,000-square-foot marketplace.

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Even the little people dig the vibe. Apparently, so do Cameron Diaz and LC.

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Their culinary credo? "Serving comfort food in a sophisticated setting." Sophistication and comfort--now that's a power couple. 

It's the kind of place you envision taking your kids and the dog after school for an ice cream treat while you gather the fresh olives, wine and meat from the charcuterie for dinner later that evening. Okay, maybe that's just me, but it's sure to please any foodie. 


Anonymous said...

Joan's looks so cute!