We’re proud to collaborate with some of the best food people in our cities. And when it comes to the best of Los Angeles, there’s one name that certainly stands out: Hedley & Bennett.
The team at H&B crafts its beloved aprons right here in downtown LA, sewing each piece from start to finish with quality materials. Whether crafting a custom Japanese denim apron with personalized embroidery for one of the top chefs in the city; or providing the ultimate gift for your favorite home cook, these guys put excellence first. It’s about a love for making food and a love for enjoying it with others — something that’s near and dear for us, too.
The Hedley & Bennett crew outfitted some of our CAVA team in its chef-preferred styles, and they’ve stepped up as our tour guide on the West Coast. So in honor of summer, here’s a few favorites that’ll appeal to lifelong residents and newbies alike:
Hedley & Bennett’s Top 6 Favorite Places to Savor Culture in LA:
1. Santa Monica Pier | This bustling waterfront spot is quite simply fun. It’ll entertain you in the afternoon and romance you in the evening, with a vibrant ferris wheel, arcade games, and plenty of lively entertainment overlooking the ocean.
Pro Tip: Don’t miss local painters and creatives honing their craft right along the waterline.
2. Huntington Library | A fixture in Pasadena since the early 1900s, this sprawling cultural complex promises everything from notable artworks to rare manuscripts to an iconic botanical gardens.
Pro Tip: If you’re feeling fancy and have time to anticipate your visit, reserve a spot at afternoon tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room.
3. The Getty Center | This hilltop artist’s haven will take you through time with exhibits spanning the ages. The space itself is a piece of art, too, with white marble stairs leading to some of the best views in the city and a sculpture garden just begging for picnics.
Pro Tip: Be sure to get on the mailing list for essential details on everything from artist lectures to free concerts.
4. The Broad Museum | If the promise of Koons, Warhol, and Lichtenstein in the same space isn’t enough of a draw for The Broad, its now firmly solidified status as a must-visit-must-photograph spot should be. Oh, and did we mention admission is free?
Pro Tip: Reserve your spot in Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrored Room” as soon as you get there — you’ll only get 45 seconds inside the twinkling chamber.
5. Griffith Observatory | This stunning vantage point will appeal to the outdoor adventurer, the stargazer, and the science nerd alike. Home to a world-class telescope and stunning views of our night sky, this spot is the perfect culminating stop after a hike from Griffith Park.
Pro Tip: Don’t miss the once-monthly public sky parties, when families flock to talk to knowledgeable amateur astronomers who are on site for the evening.
6. Grand Central Market | This bustling culinary mecca has been the ultimate space for savoring cuisine from all corners of LA for nearly a century. You’ll find everything from sushi to a perfect cup of coffee to homemade almond milks — and you don’t want to miss the oyster bar.
Pro Tip: Keep an eye out for the market’s art nights — this sprawling space is the perfect venue for everything from musical performances to live drawing sessions.