Who: Teissia Treynet, wedding planner/founder of Firefly Events and lover of the great outdoors
Where: The Westside
When: Wednesday

1. I'd start out having brunch at Fig Tree's Cafe on Venice Beach. They have the best smoothies and the people watching is one of a kind.

2. I love renting beach cruisers from Daniel's Bikes in Marina Del Rey and biking to Hermosa Beach. I rent from Daniel's because he'll let you keep the bikes after he closes, as long as you lock them up when you return. Then you can stay out as long as you want- just make sure you're ok riding back in the dark. The ride is nine miles along the coast, with a great ocean view the whole way.

3. I like to stop right before I get to the pier in Hermosa Beach to lay in the sand and play a little volleyball. 

4. Then I would head to Hennessy's Tavern for dinner and cocktails. Hennessy's is my favorite bar on the pier because they have a roof deck perfect for sunset viewing.

5. I'd ride back to Marina Del Rey, change clothes and head over to Harvelle's in Santa Monica for some live music. My friend's band plays soul/funk/r&b every Wednesday night. The cover is $7 and worth every penny. The music is not completely my style, but it's always fun and gets me dancing.

what you'll find in my bike basket: 
  • sunscreen {which I never use} tisk tisk
  • water
  • watermelon lipsmackers {can't go anywhere without it}
  • beach towel
  • warm clothes for the ride home {it gets chilly after darK}
  • ID
  • cash/credit card
  • change of clothes for later 

{photos by me & Fisher Bike}