Archives for September 2017

Los Angeles Dog-Friendly Guide

Where to take your dogs in Los Angeles?

Griffith Park is massive and the perfect place for a nature lover. The park stretches over 4,210 acres of land which makes it one of the largest urban parks in North America. You can explore the Travel Town Museum which features an old railroad track, have a grassy picnic or just have a nice walk around. If you’re into hiking, put on your workout gear and get your Instagram photos in (crazy view of LA) at Runyun Canyon.

 

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Lake Hollywood is a must, especially for that infamous pic under the Hollywood sign! There’s a fun little leash-only dog park below that’s usually dotted with pups and picnics–one of the most popular dog friendly parks in Los Angeles. 3160 Canyon Lake Dr.

Sitting on the base of Rodeo Dr is the iconic Beverly Wilshire Hotel (yes, a la Pretty Woman) It is also dog-friendly with no pet fee which is much-appreciated (dogs 15 lbs max)! 9500 Wilshire. Just across the street, stop for lunch at Two Rodeo Drive at their upstairs outdoor patio and enjoy the view + people-watching. Complimentary 2 hour valet parking. Stroll along this historic road and visit the flagship stores of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Cartier, Harry Winston and more.

 

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Walk a few blocks north (9388 S Santa Monica Blvd) and you’ll find another Beverly Hills flagship: Pussy & Pooch–a lifestyle boutique with luxe, modern products for pets (we spotted a chic denim vest for $200!).

Of all the shopping areas in LA, Melrose Place is the most charming and oh so “European,” in my opinion. This beautiful, tree-lined street features floral alley ways and chic brands like Chloe, Isabel Marant, Oscar de la Renta, Bottega Veneta, Marc Jacobs and more.

 

Hang out at The Grove! After some shopping (Nordstrom’s, Topshop, Zara, Sephora + more) grab a dairy-free frozen yogurt from Pressed Juicery and hang out in the grassy area right next to the main fountain. There are wooden chairs and the Grove provides blankets to stretch out on the grass as well. They even offer complimentary doggie treats!

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Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice is a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. So many cool stores and artisinal cafes + restaurants fill this street. For dog lovers, look for Modern Dog. This sweet little bungalow is filled with beautiful products for the design-conscious buyer. 1611 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

 

Check out the trendy Fred Segal’s for hard-to-find beauty products, trendy clothes and kitchy home goods. Mauro’s Cafe is located in the shopping boutique and has always been one of my favorites. Authentic italian classics with a slight modern twist–my fave dish here is the pomodoro spaghetti with broccoli and peas added in. 8112 Melrose Ave.

 

Eveleigh features farm-to-table comfort food and an adorable dog-friendly outdoor patio. The decor here is to die for and the pups feel right at home on their grassy patio. 8752 Sunset Blvd. Check out my other top 10 Dog Friendly Eats in Hollywood.

 

Want to head over to the East side? For a local, neighborhood pub try Morrison. They literally have a separate menu for dogs with a selection of beef, chicken or hot dogs. Did I mention, it’s all served on a silver platter? 3179 Los Feliz Blvd.

The LINE hotel has made its mark in Los Angeles, highlighting Koreatown as a hip, vibrant spot to explore. 12-story hotel features concrete walls and industrial aesthetic. Read more here. Pet fee: $50 per pet, per stay.

 

With twelve lush acres, the Beverly Hills Hotel has so many spectactular areas to walk around in, especially near the bungalows. Enjoy the giant palm trees, the iconic pink + green shades and palm leaf prints. I just love the old Hollywood vibes of this hotel. Read full review. Pet fee: $35 per pet, per stay.

DIY: Natural Flea Repellent Spray with Essential Oils

I’ve been wanting to make this flea spray for awhile now and finallyyy got around to doing it. I usually use the normal vet brands on the pups sparingly but I always hated it. It just smells sooo much like chemicals (which it is) and if I can find an alernative that works, then I usually prefer the latter. I don’t even take Advil or birth control myself because the thought of putting chemicals in my body doesn’t feel right. So, obviously I’m going to be a crazy dog mom and do the same for my pups. Um, have you seen my various recipes for homemade dog food? And yes, the dogs still get their vaccines–I’m not in total Jenny McCarthy territory.

So off to Google I go… I used this blog post for reference–has a lot of good info about what repels fleas and ticks. I just put 1/2 cup of water plus 7 drops lavender oil and 7 drops cedarwood (why does cedarwood smell like Jack Daniels?) in a bottle. I wanted to add apple cider vinegar too but realized I packed it (we recently moved and put most of our stuff in a storage pod) and I didn’t feel like buying a whole bottle of vinegar for 5 drops.

I just apply a few squirts around the back of their neck and shoulders where they can’t reach to lick it etc. I think I’ll do it a couple times a week. If you’re going outdoors or somewhere super leafy I’d spritz heavily. Another cool thing you can do is wet a tissue with this solution and use it to wipe down their ears. Easy peasy. What other natural stuff can I make next???

BTW–I’m going to try this product Wondercide too. All natural, organic, etc. Click here to get $10 off your order!

 

#EatPlayJetset Event with WTFrenchie at Skybar Mondrian Hotel

On Sunday, Sept 17th join us for a fun meet + greet with frenchies Weston + Fira @WTFrenchie and rooftop fun at our favorite spot SKYBAR LA.

We are sponsoring this fun travel-themed event with an airplane selfie wall and travel zip-bags for the first 50 attendees! You need this bag. 🙂 Don’t worry, for those who can’t make it, I’ll save some to giveaway…

The bags are filled with our fave travel products from Hint Mint, Aenon, Brami Beans, Halo Top + more.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky attendee will win 5 FREE WALKS from Brentwood Barks + 4 DRINK VOUCHERS from Skybar!

 

See you there! Please RSVP: info@wheresthefrenchie.com

(Pups sit this one out–humans only.)

 

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