In celebration of LA living, onefinestay throws open the doors of McKinley Avenue in Venice, to welcome three brands we love, all in town to nurture their LA communities.
From a gathering of the city’s most inspiring creatives through the Berlin-based Freunde von Freunden (FvF) publication, to a celebration of healthy and mindful living hosted by New York-based organic meal delivery service Sakara Life, to an event centred around food and gay culture with the launch of a new print magazine Jarry, we’re going to be hosting these brands’ exclusive guest lists on three occasions over three days, in one of our most beautiful Los Angeles homes.
Our guests are always telling us that it is during a meal enjoyed at their onefinestay home that the trip clicked into place. Be it breakfast on the terrace or dinner around the table, it was here that they discovered that perfect combination of being away, but feeling at home. So when it came to helping our partners establish their communities in a new city, we felt it only right to help them out with a weekend of events focused around the joys of home, food and great conversation.
Kicking us off come sundown on Friday 19th June, we’re hosting ‘FvF’s Friends Dinner’, a mix of creative leaders across LA’s artistic industries. The food will be made by Jessica Koslow, founder and head chef at Sqirl, a Silverlake storefront that serves up a breakfast that The New York Times called ‘downright revolutionary’ and has had locals queueing round the block since it opened in 2011.
Sakara Life will welcome in the summer solstice on Saturday by hosting an evening which combines well-being (think yoga by the pool and fresh, nutrient-dense and delicious food) with fun (pool-side chats with a guestlist from across the entertainment, fashion and beauty industries). Already a huge hit among celebrities and busy urbanites in Manhattan, we’re thrilled that founders Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise have chosen to welcome a new community to their organic meal delivery solution and philosophy of balance in all areas of life by recreating their own home away home at McKinley Avenue.
Come Sunday we offer a warm West Coast welcome to Jarry, a new social community with a magazine launching in Autumn 2015, which brings together ‘men + food + men’. To celebrate the gay community’s influence in all aspects of food culture and the new era of gay domesticity that centres around the home, Jarry is hosting an afternoon of home-cooking and home-eating with guests from across LA’s food scene.
Meet the founders of all three brands over the course of the following days to find out why they’re heading to the West Coast and what it is about the spirit of LA that they’re most excited about.