Pressed Juicery's L.A. Dream Day
Morning yoga, massages and macrobiotic meals in the City of Angels.
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For childhood friends Carly Brien, Hayden Slater and Hedi Gores, healthy living isn't just a hobby — it's their livelihood. In 2010, the trio opened Pressed Juicery, an organic juice bar and cleanse program that quickly became L.A.'s detox drinking establishment du jour. With the recent launch of lifestyle site The Chalkboard, the entrepreneurs (all of whom have backgrounds in holistic health) compile tips on gluten-free eating, home organization, tasteful DIY projects and more from guest editors such as model Christy Turlingon and designer Jenni Kayne. We asked the pals, who now own Brentwood, Malibu and West L.A. locations, to walk us through their ideal day in L.A.
Morning Greens Juice
"We always start the day with a fresh juice! A Greens Juice (with a kale, cucumber, spinach and celery base) is the best way to get an energy boost that won’t make you crash later."
Class at Maha Yoga
"Owner Steve Ross calls it 'Happy Yoga.' Instructors play a great mix of music that really makes you smile as you sweat."
Lunch at True Food Kitchen
"One of our new favorites! This restaurant was started by the one and only Dr. Andrew Weil. Every menu item is seasonal, and they have managed to turn a chain style, mainstream restaurant into a unique and healthy dining experience. The vegetable crudite is gorgeous, served over ice and accompanied by house made sauces."
Visit to the Andy LeCompte Salon
"This is our favorite salon in LA. Every stylist is amazing, and one of us is always stopping by to get a trim or pick up some of the amazing products they carry, such as Phylia de M. and soap from La Compagnie de Provence."
Snack at Babycakes Bakery
"One of us usually runs over to the other side of town to bring some delicious vegan, gluten-free treats back to the Pressed Juicery headquarters. Babycakes is one of our favorite NYC spots that recently opened in Larchmont Village. Their donuts are to die for!"
Quiet time at Bodhi Tree Bookstore
"The best bookstore! Bodhi Tree carries a variety of spiritual books as well as beautiful items for the home, such as crystals. They occasionally have wonderful speakers as well."
Downtime at Surya Spa
"This Ayurvedic clinic specializes in traditional healing therapies. Owner Martha Soffer is an acclaimed Ayurvedic therapist and chef who we swear by to cure any ailment. We usually check in with Surya as the seasons change to get our bodies in top shape, both inside and out."
Dinner at Inaka
"Inaka is the go-to when it comes to macrobiotic. There is nothing quite as authentic in the LA area. The atmosphere is quiet and serene, and the food is fresh and delicious. We recommend their vegetable plates and the chocolate mousse for dessert!"