Having a far-reaching TDM family definitely comes with its perks. For one thing, you can drop into a studio while on vacation or business and still get the same strengthening and alignment you get at your home studio.
You can also share a common practice with your loved ones, even if they live in a different city or frequent a different studio.
Another BIG benefit is that you get hidden insider information on all of the great cities in which our studios and owners reside!
This month, as the weather heats up, we are bringing you the best of the best list from TDM Venice owners Michelle Lazarus and Tenaya Figueira. From food to fun spots away from the crowds, here are their top picks…
Best Breakfast Spot – Gjusta on Sunset Ave
With an in-house bakery and a to-die-for egg bialy, this tops the list as one of the best breakfast stops in Venice.
Best Clean Food – Erewhon Market
The spot where healthy food is abundant. Must-trys: Açai Bowl or Super Green Potion ice cream. Yes, we said ice cream.
Dinner – the Tasting Kitchen
Homemade cocktails, homemade pasta…need we say more? Definitely recommended is the whole-roasted branzino fish. Pair this with the Braveheart, a Tasting Kitchen specialty cocktail.
Best Coffee – Menotti’s
Menotti’s serves Four Barrel coffee! Grab your cup and then head to the beach a few blocks away.
All within a MILE of the studio, here are the top picks for local shopping:
Best Place to Grab a Drink
Grab a Martini at Felix, try the whiskey bar at the Old Man Bar attached to Hatchet Hall, or try Abbot Kinney for their amazing cocktails.
Best Urban Hike – Runyon Canyon
Off-leash dog park, challenging uphill loop, amazing people watching, heart of Hollywood – doesn’t get more urban than that!
Best Beach – Venice Beach Lifeguard Station 26
Fewer people, away from parking lots, less crowded and beautiful.
Best Activity – the Griffith Park Observatory
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Look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows and find breathtaking views of Los Angeles!
Best Seasonal Activity – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Summer Series
Movie screenings are held outdoors under the stars on Fairbanks Lawn, an open grassy field inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Best Museum – LACMA
Located next to the La Brea tar pits in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is the largest museum in the western United States.
Best Live Music – the Hollywood Bowl
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The largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States with concerts and live music year-round.
Next time you are passing through, don’t miss some of the favorites that made the list. Even better, stop into the Venice studio and get some personal recommendations!