Summer gets official on June 21. With the solstice upon us, it’s time to think about having fun in the sun, relaxing in the shade, and enjoying the food that is most abundant this time of year.
Get ready for the dog days with these summer-specific gifts and foods from Melrose Avenue.
When it feels like 1000 degrees but you need to eat something, a cool, fresh salad is always a good choice. A hyper-healthy, organic, and tasty salad from Beefsteak is the good choice on Melrose. Perfect for summer, the Sunflower Caesar with sunflower dressing and hemp seeds is quite satisfying.
7661 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
The summer saviors at Cold Rolled are offering a most special seasonal combo, celebrating “true California style” and it’s called Strawberry Avocado Cream. Fresh avo + organic ice cream + milk drizzle + whipped cream + strawberries is all kinds of yum!
COLD ROLLED ICE CREAM COMPANY
7266 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Summer is all about the sun which we get in mighty doses on the west coast. The tarot sun card represents vitality, splendor, energy. Invoke all that good stuff this season with a gorgeous wooden incense burner from House of Intuition, carved and painted with the Rider-Waite tarot deck sun card.
HOUSE OF INTUITION
7449 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
How cool are you willing to be this summer? The coolest? OK, then you must go to On Some Shit and immediately purchase this signature laguna blue Ethan Corriere Fit street bike. It’s perfect for hitting Hollywood fast and easy, or taking to the beach and hills with as much style.
ON SOME SHIT
7669 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Southern California summers are colorful as nature is in full effect mode. It’s something to behold and appreciate while you’re out in the wild, and a way to bring that beauty indoors is with a happy sunflower + tulip + daisy + rose arrangement from Melrose’s flower purveyor, LA Royal Florist.
7201 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Put down the digital and pick up the original: a vintage Polaroid instant camera. Vivid summer memories look somehow just look more “summery” when they slide out of a camera and slowly develop in front of your eyes. Grab one at Urban Outfitters, but don’t forget – these need film!
7650 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Look at this! The Window outdid itself with this find, an organic wood swing circa the ‘70s. Built for two (or for solo lounging), this amazing piece of fun furniture is exactly what gentle summer livin’ calls for. No yard? No problem. This beauty will look and feel just as good indoors.
6825 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038