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Schentell Nunn has a knack for crafting wildly textural statement bouquets and floral installations with a distinctly modern edge. When it comes to weddings and events, Nunn is seriously in demand, which is no surprise after scrolling through her IG feed and website. Her arrangements contrast full petals from plump flowers like peonies and roses with long grasses, wispy leaves, and other jaw-dropping blooms we can’t name or look away from. Look through the floral offerings section of her site for arrangements available to order. Oh, and as if the flowers weren’t enough, Nunn also designs perfect-for-everyday chunky rings, stackable bracelets, and other gorgeous pieces for her jewelry line, NÜN. Images courtesy of Ashley Randall and Casa de Perrin.
Bia Blooms
Citywide
Tabia Yapp’s floral arrangements are like fragrant art installations for the home. Each month Yapp creates a limited number of vibrant vases (get your order in early) filled with florals styled to play with color and scale. A happy ten minutes scrolling through the Bia Blooms Instagram feels like art therapy; it’s impossible not to feel soothed by the beauty of these arrangements. Sign up for Yapp’s newsletter (the appropriately named Bloomsletter) for details on her monthly limited floral collections. When she’s not crafting bouquets, Yapp runs Beotis, a boutique talent agency for creatives of color. Images courtesy of Tabia Yapp and Dean Castano.
Kismet
4648 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
Kismet is one of the most refreshing restaurants in Los Angeles, not because the Mediterranean food naturally leans healthy but because it’s not trying to be healthy. Sommelier Kae Whalen curates the wine list. And while you don’t know what you’re getting in advance (embrace the unknown!), breathe easy in the knowledge that, like Kismet’s light, bright Mediterranean-leaning food, the wines are best-in-class and reasonably priced. Order via Caviar for at-home delivery.
Go Get Em Tiger
4630 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz
Go Get Em Tiger has locations all over LA that usually serve top-notch coffee, incredible pastries, and some very delicious savory breakfast plates, but it’s switched up its operations toward supporting employees while directly serving the needs of the community. GGET has adapted with a pantry assortment for pickup or delivery: regular and nondairy milk, rice, dried beans, whole loaves of banana bread, concentrates of the chai tea and turmeric ginger brew (so you can mix them at home), and more.
Homestate
4624 Hollywood Blvd., Los Feliz
The Tex-Mex spot has had a few iterations of service over the past few weeks, finally landing on a program that the owners feel keeps their staff the safest while providing food (and margaritas) to the public. They’ve significantly abbreviated the regular menu to just the hits, plus pantry items (eggs, milk, TP). Definitely try the Homestate at Home experience: family-size ready-made versions of house specialties like fresh flour tortillas, guacamole, salsa, shredded brisket, beans, pickled jalapeños, and most importantly, cookie dough.
Pizzana
11712 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
Los Angeles has, in recent years, upped its pizza game considerably, and Pizzana is right up there with the best. Both the Brentwood and West Hollywood locations are open for delivery. If you live close by, take advantage and order the ready-to-eat option. For those a little further afield, the chefs are offering a heat-and-slice option that ensures every bite is as crispy and cheesy as it would be at the restaurant. The funghi pie with fontina cheese and caramelized onions is out of this world (and makes an excellent leftovers breakfast the next morning). You can’t go wrong with a classic margherita, given the San Marzano tomatoes used for the sauce are grown exclusively for Pizzana in the Neapolitan countryside.
Little Dom’s
2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Feliz
A Friday night curbside seat under the Little Dom’s canopy right as the sun starts to dip over the hills is one of the great pleasures of Los Feliz. The Italian restaurant’s perfect Little Gem salad showered in Parmesan and a generous bowl of meatball pasta is another. Now, amid the shutdown, Little Dom’s has pivoted to takeout, with a full three-course menu for $25. Plus, it’s transformed its next-door deli into a nifty grocer with California citrus, ripe avocados, eggs, butter, and fresh vegetables available alongside fresh-baked focaccia.
Jon & Vinny’s
11938 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood
Prepandemic, Jon & Vinny’s spicy fusilli, ham and yeezy pizza, and delectable Italian rainbow cookies were regular guests on our takeout rotation. These days not much has changed. The restaurant is still making sensationally tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner takeout from its Fairfax and Brentwood locations. Sister businesses Helen’s Rotisserie (yum), the more Mediterranean-leaning Kismet on the Eastside, and Helen’s Wines are following suit. And all the restaurants under the Jon & Vinny’s umbrella are now selling $45 produce boxes to support local farms like Carpinteria’s Coleman Family Farm and help keep your pantry stocked with peak California bounty.
Great White
1604 Pacific Ave., venice
Somehow, Chilean chef Juan Ferreiro intuits exactly what we want to eat. Prepandemic, this involved light, hyperseasonal, fresh fare like smoothies and farm-to-table grain bowls. Now, from the confines of home, we’re craving California-style comfort food—healthy with a dash of indulgence. Ferreiro’s lamb kofta doused in zingy tzatziki and crunchy herb salad, crispy chicken sandwiches with pickles and secret sauce, and the heartiest breakfast burrito laced with roasted salsa and Oaxacan cheese are…as absolutely perfect as they sound. Order online for delivery or curbside pickup.
Felix Trattoria
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice
Chef Evan Funke’s crispy-on-the-outside, pillowy-on-the-inside sfincione (Sicilian focaccia) is justifiably famous around town. And then there are the silky, saucy plates of pasta. But fresh pasta does not hold up well for delivery; it needs—and deserves—to be eaten hot and saucy from the pan. So Funke and the Felix team have adapted to the current environment by deconstructing their signature pasta dishes for assembly at home. Order fresh pasta kits (we’re partial to pappardelle with Bolognese ragu and the simple rigatoni pomodoro) and cook them yourself at home. Or if you want to get through the cartons of dried pasta you’ve probably accumulated in recent weeks, order pints of Felix’s sauces without the pasta for your refrigerator, plus a sfincione to mop up every last morsel of sauce. Cocktail kits (choose the mezcal negroni—just do it), wine, and beer are also available to go with your order.
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