As tempting as it may be to spend this weekend curled up on the couch watching Netflix and recovering from the work week, it does seem like a bit of a waste to not take advantage of the perfect weather and endless things to do. In case you're overwhelmed by the possibilities, we've narrowed down the must-sees to the absolute essentials. If you're going to do anything this weekend, make sure its this:
DO : Masters of Taste
Taking place on the Rose Bowl Field, Masters of Taste is a brand new outdoor food festival this Sunday, April 3rd from 4pm-7pm. The event features bites, drinks, and sweets from some of LA's best chefs, like Redbird's Neal Fraser, Ozu East Kitchen's Paul Yi, and Inotheke's Carolos Tomazos. Get your tickets here, and don't miss out!
SEE : The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
I'm about to let you in on one of LA's worst kept secrets: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Hollywood IS open. Sure, the commercials say April 7th, but they're currently in their soft opening phase, and actually letting people into the park! Go this weekend before the "official" opening brings crazy lines and sold out tickets.
EAT : Brunch at Ostrich Farm in Echo Park
One of the city's hottest new brunch spots, Ostrich Farm is the minimal, avocado-toast and coffee spot that your Instagram dreams were made of. Ostrich Farm boasts a nice selection of on-trend toasts, healthy bowls, and sweet bites; check it out this weekend before it becomes too crowded for its own good.
DRINK : Lock & Key in KTown
Though this virtually-secret spot has been around for a few years, it's still busy as always. You might think Lock & Key is an abandoned dive bar from the outside, but inside is a beautifully designed, upscale space with marble table tops, leather seating, and wood details by the owners of the new Skylight in Vietnam. The fantastic cocktails and delicious little bites make this the perfect spot for snagging a table with friends for a late dinner/early drinks kind of night out.
5. SHOP : Schutz Pop-Up Shop at The Grove
Proving that you don't have to drop Carrie Bradshaw cash for great shoes (I think she once figured it was about $40,000 for her whole shoe closet), Schutz makes cute, trendy styles in a more-affordable $100-$250 range. And lucky for us Angelenos, they're currently hosting a pop-up shop at the Grove until April 17th. Try on their new Spring and Summer styles, and enjoy a gift with purchase!