5259 W. Pico Blvd., Mid-City
Loom is doula Erica Chidi Cohen’s home base in LA for women and families in every stage of their journey—thinking about conceiving, struggling, expecting, parenting, and everything in between. During the Roadmap class, you’ll learn more about the menstrual cycle and reproductive health than years of sex ed and Google searches could teach you. Baby Care Basics is a giant parents-to-be chill pill in the form of a two-hour class covering everything—diapering, sleeping, swaddling, all of it. After the baby is born, there’s baby massage, parents-and-me playgroups, feeding support, and so much more. Sessions with Cohen should be mandatory for body, sex, and overall wellness positivity, plus she—and every therapist, doula, lactation expert that works at Loom—is just so cool. The adorable, pastel-and-wood space hosts special events, talks, and drop-in playgroups regularly. (If you happen to be a new mother and can’t catch Coehn in person, check out her book, Nurture.)
730 S. La Brea Ave., Mid-City
As the metaphor of its name suggests, the Wall is for anyone looking to break through her own individual physical boundaries. The Wall helps you do this by way of high-intensity interval training full-body workouts, paired with great motivating music. If you’re intimidated, don’t be: The staff is trained to keep everyone’s particular workout history in mind, guiding you through every step and making sure your movements and posture are in line. The signature classes combine core exercises with circuit training and indoor cycling, all set in a sleek and chic atmosphere.
671 S. Cloverdale Ave., Mid-City
Desire Kohan has amassed a stable of envelope-pushing designers—Juan Carlos Obando, Osman Yousefzada, Damir Doma—that you can't find anywhere else. Everything is airily arranged in her light-filled space, which is tucked out-of-the-way near Museum Mile. Beyond the beautiful clothing, Des will always help you put a look together.
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