4157 Verdugo Road, Eagle Rock
Bright, airy, wildly chic, and nestled among a crop of other female-owned businesses in Verdugo Village, Sisterwife offers selection of current and vintage pieces from Lanvin, Comme des Garçons and Chanel. Owner Jessica Langer—a vintage styling and high-end consignment veteran who spent a decade at Melrose Avenue’s Decades—stocks the shop with one-of-a-kind looks that range from minimalist to iconic (we fell in love with a ’90s-era Versace tank dress, an olive-green Kenzo coat, and a sequined Bill Blass gown when we visited last). Beyond the epic inventory (which is updated constantly), what’s great about Sisterwife is Langer’s personal belief that cherishing one-of-a-kind items and celebrating beautiful clothing breeds strong friendships, risk-taking, and community: It’s just true. Photos by Stephanie Pia.
One Down Dog
2150 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
This is the east side's most awesome yoga studio. They offer a variety of tailored classes based on nearly everything you could be looking for in a yoga session: "chill," "restore," "sculpt," "sweat," "baby & me," etc. They also offer even more customized, one-on-one private sessions, as well as on-site classes at businesses and universities around Los Angeles. One Down Dog's class packages can be used at both their Eagle Rock and Silver Lake location.
1650 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
A family owned red sauce, red-and-white checkered tablecloth joint, Casa Bianca has been open since 1955. They serve all the classic pasta dishes, salads, and subs, but their speciality is thin crust pizza.
1496 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock
Housed in a Craftsman bungalow, Little Beast is a charming neighborhood restaurant opened in 2012 by wife and husband team Deborah Schwartz-Lowenthal and Chef Sean Lowenthal (Sean was previously the sous chef at Chateau Marmont). Little Beast's menu is a mix of small and large plates designed for sharing—seasonal, California-style fare like burrata and beet salad, steelhead trout crudo, roasted organic chicken breast, and charred flat iron steak. In addition to their homey dining room inside, they also have an outdoor patio decorated in strings of white lights. And it's known to be kid friendly—the restaurant is named after their son (affectionately, of course).