It’s folks like Matthew and Tara, the chef and owners of Heirloom LA, that are building and nourishing our Los Angeles community. You’ve probably seen their mobile truck all over the city, serving organic, wholesome, and homemade foods…. do lasagna cupcakes ring a bell? What you may or may not know is that Heirloom LA is growing, building, and feeding their neighbors in Eagle Rock, hosting community meals out of their headquarters here, and turning once neglected neighborhoods into a caring community. When you meet Matthew and Tara, you feel their vibe immediately—they are generous and they want to share their passion for food and life. It’s people like Matthew and Tara that make a metropolis like LA, feel like a close knit town.
Big love to Heirloom LA for curating and cooking a lovely meal for our team here at Poketo.
Some faves from the week or so… If you are on Instagr.am, find us, “Poketo”. You’ll see our day to day… We eat a lot. We find a lot of weird things. We hang with friends. We play.
Somewhere in Hollyweird…
Love balancing blocks… it has become a daily ritual.
Poketo store… coming this summer to Los Angeles…
Kyle of LAImYours.com… the raddest LA blog!
Jon Setzen and Nguyen of Starry Kitchen fame.
Hanging with Ray Barbee and filmmaker Robert Lepe.
We love ice cream… and superheroes…
For years, I have gotten to know The Esalen Institute through its natural, outdoor hot springs. But, only in the dark, dead of night (1am to 4am!). This was the only time it was open to the public. It is actually an amazing time to soak in the tubs so late. It’s dark and misty from being right on the cliffs of the Pacific ocean. You see very little, but, you hear the crashing waves on rocks reverberate in the hot baths… you soak and take it all in.
When you are there at night during Esalen’s public hours, you only experience the baths. What you do see during the day, if you are a guest of Esalen and staying in one of their accommodations, is their entire 18 acre property- the organic farm, the chickens, the yurts and humble cabins, the wood decked dining hall, and the trails meandering through grass and flowers. It’s amazing.
This is not a resort, or hotel, this is a true experience, one where you can dedicate a weekend, a week, a month, or several months to a yoga workshop, learn about horticulture at their organic farm, hike in the depths of the Big Sur forests, and of course, soak in the baths morning, noon, and night.
I took this pic of Angie the other day on our instagr.am/poketo and you guys loved it… you might wonder what she’s rocking… pants by Comme Des Garcons, the shoes by Rosa Mosa, and the awesome pop of Poketo details are the necklace, belt, and the watch… click the links below, you can find it all on Poketo.
Love the pop of warm sunshine on this belt…
Artist Melanie Nakaue hand makes these necklaces… this is a special “Poketo” colorway sold exclusively on our site…
The Poketo x Furni Colorparty digital watch… it’s subtle, fun, colorful… enough said.