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As Promised … Your List Of Summer Essentials

After much “research” a.k.a walking up and down Robertson Blvd., dodging bullets at the Beverly Center, and flipping through all our favorite magazines (with a Coffee Bean as a new appendage) we have come up with our Must-Have-List.

Firstly and most importantly you will need the perfect bathing suit! Our pick is from Everything But Water at the Beverly Center. It is a Vitamin A (a favorite brand of celebs, as below on Leighton Meester) bikini (it’s cut is oh so flattering).

Cutie Patootie

Cutie Patootie

 Next you will need a cover-up to take you from the pool to the pool bar. We like this elegant, yet casual, maxi dress by Victoria Secret. Then you will need a pair of sunglasses. We are IN LOVE with Oliver People’s “Harlot” design, worn often by Kate Beckinsale. If you are extra sensitive to the rays, you will also need a big floppy hat (a great time to channel your inner Italian goddess a la’ Sophia Loren) we like this one from J.Crew. After that, you can show off your new pedicure with these comfy, yet oh so glamorous sandals from Sam Edelman (they can be purchased at Kitson or Nordstrom). Lastly, you will need something to carry around all your goodies! Tory Burch’s canvas tote is on sale at CUSP at the Century City Mall as well as Bloomingdales. It is extremely stylish, yet has room for you’re US Weekly, Vogue, and your copy of “He’s Just Not that into You,” (yes we know you own one).

Los Angeles Summer Essentials

Los Angeles Summer Essentials

Hopefully that list will do you well and you can save your feet and fingertips from endless scurrying and flipping (your CB&TL barista will miss you). You just might be able to get all your shopping done in time for lunch at The Ivy


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The Lumber Yard

Paul Bunyan in Malibu…..?

Well not exactly, but there is a new shopping complex called the Lumber Yard. In the same location as the Country Mart, Malibu has built an eco-friendly building that boasts trendy boutiques, similar to the row of shops on Robertson Blvd. It includes such stores as Tory Burch, Intermix, Planet Blue, Alice and Olivia, and James Pearse. The Grand Opening a few short weeks ago was graced with the presence of Matthew McConaughey, Angie Harmon, Jeremy Piven and Terri Seymour … just to name a few.

Ariel Shot of The Malibu Lumber Yard

Aerial Shot of The Malibu Lumber Yard

A personal favorite of ours; Intermix which just came over to the west coast less than a year ago, is a store that also seems to continue to be a favorite amongst celebrities and locals. The buyer has an unparallel eye for striking and unique pieces. Few places can you buy a red Chloe handbag, Helmut Lang leather jacket, Splendid T-shirt, and a Diane Von Furstenburg dress.

Although Malibu is quite a jaunt if you live in the core of LA, it makes for a fabulous day trip. So instead of doing Runyon this Sunday, grab your girlfriends and head out for a breathtaking drive to the Lumber Yard to exercise your credit card! After, you can cure your buyer’s remorse with a sugar binge at CRUMBS, with a sinfully delicious cupcake! (You can always do Runyon tomorrow)

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Look Who’s Shopping In Malibu

Comedian Chris Rock and his wife Malaak Compton took their daughters Lola and Zahra shopping at the former Malibu Lumberyard.

Chris Rock And Family Go Shopping In Malibu

Chris Rock And Family Go Shopping In Malibu

Among the 15 retail and food establishments open at the Malibu Lumber Yard mall are Cafe Habana, a Cuban-style restaurant by Malibu resident and nightclub entrepreneur Rande Gerber; MILK, a cafe, ice cream and bake shop (the original, owned by Bret Thompson, is in Beverly Hills); home design store Adrianna Shamaris; clothiers Maxfield, Tory Burch, Intermix, James Perse, alice + olivia, J.Crew, Kitson Men, Planet Blue Kids and Theory; and Crumbs Bake Shop. In addition, a family-style restaurant is planned for upstairs, in a corner with big glass windows that overlooks Pacific Coast Highway with a clear view of the Malibu Lagoon.


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