The Weekend Guide


Loaf around.

Bouchon Bread Service & Bake Sale
The world-famous bakery toasts the arrival of chef Alan Ramos with a new bread service, which invites you to pick up fresh-from-the-oven epis and baguettes twice daily.
Why: Stop by after 6 p.m. to load up on discounted sweets and viennoiserie.
When: Daily, 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m. Bake sale, 6-7 p.m.
Where: 235 N. Canon Dr., b/t Dayton & Clifton Ways., Beverly Hills (310-271-9910 ext. 621).

Lemon Poppy Kitchen
The just-opened Glassell Park cafe and bakery from the duo behind Anca’s Romanian offers stuffed flatbreads, pastries, and Handsome Coffee Roasters java.
Why: Buttermilk biscuits smeared with organic seasonal preserves (peach habanero, strawberry lemon lavender) — made with love by Katie Kildow of From the Robin’s Nest.
When: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 3324 Verdugo Rd., b/t W. Ave. 33 & Arthur St., Glassell Park (323-739-0012).

Venice Pop Up
Snag impossibly cool SoCal staples (airy knits, faded denim) for both sexes from NSF’s prespring and spring collections, along with samples priced $20-$75.
Why: Handmade suede clutches and teeny bikinis by emerging Brazilian designer Taely Valentin.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Where: Sat., 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., at Rialto Ave., Venice; Sun., 609 S. Grand Ave., at W. Sixth St., ste. 801, Downtown (424-216-8361).

MM6, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf, Pringle of Scotland, and By Malene Birger Sample Sale
What: Give your closet a taste of the avant-garde with 60 percent off clothing, accessories, and shoes from the labels’ respective spring/summer ’12 collections.
Why: Celebrate your designer haul with free bubbly.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 9150 Wilshire Blvd., at N. Oakhurst Dr., ste. 240, Beverly Hills.

Santa Monica Festival
Eat, shop, and play at the annual eco-centric fest, complete with live music, free fitness classes, DIY workshops, and a marketplace of handmade wares by indie designers.
Why: Hungry for more? Hit the food salon for cooking demos and mouthwatering food trucks (Nom Nom Truck, Coolhaus, The Gastrobus).
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., at 25th St., Santa Monica.

Photo: Courtesy of Bouchon

Lemon Poppy Kitchen
3324 Verdugo Rd
bt W Ave 33 & Arthur St
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Sample Sale
9150 Wilshire Blvd
@ N Oakhurst Dr, ste 240
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Venice Pop Up
609 S Grand Ave
@ W 6th St, ste 801
Los Angeles, CA 90017
2600 Ocean Park Blvd
@ 25th St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Venice Pop Up
1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd
@ Rialto Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90291
235 N Canon Dr
bt Dayton & Clifton Wys, Beverly Canon Gardens
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-271-9910 ext 621