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Remember just a few weeks ago when you were craving Fall feels so hard, you'd practically took your Pumpkin Spice Latte intravenously whilst creating a Pinterest page devoted to cozy knits? Well we've enjoyed the dipped Autumn temps for approximately 2.5 days and already everyone's daydreaming of hanging poolside in a bikini again.
Spoiled? Probably. But we SoCal gals can't help but need about 345 days a year of sunshine-y warmth and exposing a bit of skin (we'll save about 20 for sweater weather). For that reason, we're heading to the beach—Hermosa Beach to be specific—to spend a Saturday body-sculpting, brunching, beautifying, and itty-bitty bikini shopping.
Okay, yes, you'll have to be conscious at 7:30am for Bionic Body's (1244 Hermosa Avenue) Bionic Balance workout, but bear with us—you'll get to reward yourself right after this 75-minute yogic class. Stretch deeply, clear our your mental cobwebs, and challenge your body with some balancing inversions to start your day in a Zen-like bliss.
Did someone say "bottomless mimosas?" Well, yeah. Urban bistro Abigaile (1301 Manhattan Avenue) did on its indulgent brunch menu. For $18 you can sip fresh oj and bubbly concoctions until your heart's content—or at least until you've got a bit of a buzz. As far as the food, you can go hard with the L.B.C., which tops crispy waffles with fried chicken, bacon maple butter, pistachio, and apricot jam. If you're trying to be a little less naughty, go for a seasonal veggie frittata or a Vietnamese poached chicken salad.
Since you'll still be able to have your tootsies out-and-about for a bit longer, head to Well Manicured (1601 Pacific Coast Highway, #280) to get them pampered properly. We're recommending the nail salon's Mindful Pedicure ($60), which starts off with you choosing a signature scent and relaxing with a breathing exercise, then gets your extremities soaking in dead sea salt followed by an ultra-relaxing foot rub and your choice of buff or polish. You can book an appointment in advance here.
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The cheeky bikinis at Montce Swim (112 Pier Avenue) are certainly not for the shy, but daaaaaaamn are they sexy. And we think you deserve to feel like a super beach babe in the ultra-girly styles. At the brand's breezy brick-and-mortar, try mixing and matching to create a custom look and fit (this option is great for those of us whose upper and lower parts don't always match on a standard sizing chart!).