If you haven't been to Beachwood Village in quite awhile, it's time to get reacquainted with the neighborhood.
On Sunday, you can hunt for wares, enjoy brunch and stop for some fresh flowers.
I happened to be out and about recently, doing a beat check of the area as I often do in my role of editor of Hollywood Patch, when I found myself in need of a cool-down. It occured to me that some of our readers may not be familiar with some the recent changes in this corner of town.
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Eating at . Whether it's a full meal or a quick bite to go, this spot is convenient. Bonus: Free parking in the back! I never considered it a quick grab-and-go sort of place until its sidewalk chalkboard promoting fresh lemonade caught my eye. That settled it—lemonade and a snack to go. I picked a currant scone and mixed lemonade with watermelon. Can't go wrong with that combo!
Shopping at . Patch contributor Karen Jordan did a , but until now I had yet to stop in and check it out myself.
Of course, the cozy shop is filled with small gifts like candles, cards and, of course, a variety of flowers.
Owner Jennifer Bennett kept the good stuff in the fridge because of the 90-plus degree weather. She brought out buckets of the most fragrant roses. One particular variety was $4 a stem—pricey yes, but she does stock more affordable options.
Bennett helped pick out a couple stems and wrapped them up in burlap, twine and an accent flower.
This would be perfect to give to a date, an actor-friend following a live performance or as a hostess gift. It's sure to stand out and the wrapping is at no extra cost.
On a timely note, the You'll find the market at 2690 N. Beachwood Drive. Wares for sale include vases, books, art, household items, furniture — you name it.
Discuss: Have you visited Beachwood Village recently? Tell us about your experience in the comments.