Who: Kate Danson, Actress/Photographer and one of the most stylish ladies I know
Where: The Westside and Hollywood
When: Friday

In truth, my sweetest of sweetest days would probably sound pretty uneventful if I were to write it all down… avocado toast in the morning at my favorite restaurant, my kitchen, then a long bike ride at the beach with friends, and to cap off the day, we would all return to my house where my husband and I would cook a big dinner for everyone and we’d end the night playing running charades (trust me when I say that it’s the best game you’ll ever play.) But for our purposes, I am treating this day as though I am taking a dear friend from out of town on a tour of some of my favorite places to SEE, EAT, and SHOP in LA!

1. Gjelina Take-Away. To start off our day, we would wake up relatively early and head over to the newly opened Gjelina Take-Away where we would grab an egg sandwich and cup of tea to fortify ourselves for our big day. Second to my kitchen, Gjelina is my favorite restaurant in LA and now that they’ve opened a take-out restaurant next door, I’m so excited, I’m not sure what to do with myself.

2. Tortoise General Store. Tea in hand, we’d take a walk down Abbot Kinney to Tortoise General Store, where they sell the most beautiful miscellany for the home, the best pens and notebooks, and green tea, just to name a few of my favorites, all of which is made in Japan. If ever I’m looking for a unique gift, this is my first stop. Plus, the people who own and run the store are so sweet, it’s always fun to pop in and say hi.

3. The Getty Center. After that, we’d head straight to the Getty Center and find a place in the garden to enjoy it. Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, I love getting the chance to feel like a tourist in my own city. Every time I go to the Getty Center, I can imagine what it would feel like to see it for the first time. My favorite thing to do is have lunch there, see one of their always changing photo exhibits and check out the panoramic view.

4. Creatures of Comfort. After a few hours at the museum, we would head to one of my favorite clothing stores in LA, Creatures of Comfort. I never have any trouble getting into trouble here! They have all of my favorite designers… Isabel Marant, Rachel Comey, No. 6, to name a few, and the best selection of shoes.

5. Largo at the Coronet. To top off our very busy day, we would end the night at Largo to see the always entertaining and oh-so-talented musician, Jon Brion, perform. Largo being at the top of the list for me. Alone on the stage, he is able to create the is a small theater in Hollywood that has really amazing shows, Jon Brion sound of a full band by looping all of the instruments onto one track. It’s just something you have to see to understand it! And he always has an amazing surprise guest come on stage with him. The first time I saw him, Fiona Apple performed a few songs with him! It was incredible.

6. The Roger Room. And just to add a cherry to our already perfect day, we would head next door to The Roger Room for a well earned nightcap! To quote my father, "heaven!"

**kate just launched a photography website. she has such an amazing eye- make sure to check it out here.

{photo of kate by Juan Iglesias shoes, getty, jon brion}