WeKnowWeHo: Celebrate Labor Day by Vacationing in West Hollywood

As we brace ourselves for a triple digit heat wave this Labor Day weekend, here is a recap of this week’s episode of We Know WeHo, complete with ideas on how to escape the heat, explore new restaurants and support local businesses.  We call that  a win, win, win.

Poolside

Tracy and guest host Maxine (back for another round) met in a WeHo pool the summer of 2016 (that’s a story for another day). Suffice it to say these two mermaids love a good pool. Here are three ways to get your splash on if you don’t happen to have a pool in your backyard or apartment complex:

Resort Pass: Daycations for mermaids and mermen and mer-nonbinaries. Book your sun lounger or cabana at your fave local hotel like the Andaz, Sunset Tower, La Peer and more through this website.

Swimply: Craving something a bit more private? This app and website was pitched as the “Airbnb for swimming pools” on ABC’s shark tank.  Some pools even offer bbq’s and allow you to social distance with your quarantine squad.

Hotel Staycation:  Ready to go all in and decadently book a room? Many of our hotels are offering California residents special rates as summering in Europe is not an option at the moment.  Learn more here

dine L.A.

It’s baack! Enjoy two weeks of adventuresome dining experiences across Los Angeles. The program kicked off a couple of days ago and will run through Sept. 18.

Conservatory: Maxine has always loved the vibe, food and drinks at this design gem of an outdoor space.  Her choices:  Truffle Croquettes (Calabrian chili aioli, Parmigiano-Reggiano), with Maine Diver Scallops (corn emulsion, truffle essence, English peas), and Chocolate Mousse (Chantilly cream, berries) ($45).

Tower Bar:  Tracy is a fan of this iconic Sunset Strip spot. Try this:  Beet Salad (arugula, toasted pecans, goat cheese, orange vinaigrette), with the Tower Burger (8 oz. beef patty, port onions, arugula, special sauce, toasted brioche and a side of fries), and with the famous Tower Bar Cookies ($35). (Pro Tip: Pair with the aforementioned resort pass for a pool and lunch day for bougie date idea.) 

Locanda Veneta: Neither of the ladies have been to the Third Street Village spot yet, but it’s no secret that Maxine is currently obsessed with all things Italian. Burrata Caprese (fresh basil, virgin olive oil), with Risotto Zafferano con Gamberi (saffron simmered rice, arugula and large prawns), and a Chocolate Biscotti ($25).

Before We Go

A big mission behind the WeKnowWeHo passion project that Tracy started is supporting local businesses during COVID19.

$100M in Grants:  More COVID19 relief is available to small businesses through LISC LA.  These grants range between $5,000 and $25,000. 

That’s a wrap for this week. Please let us know in the comments down below what local businesses you are choosing to support this week and if you are excited by any of the dine L.A. menus! See you next week.

Make sure to subscribe to WeKnowWeHo on Apple Podcasts.

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