Hi from Malibu, CA!
WHY WE LOVE IT:
Malibu is quintessential California, it’s effortless and easy. It’s equal parts glamour and small town. Its beautiful beaches, hikes, local shops and restaurants, and picturesque scenery spanning from oceans to canyons, makes it one of our absolute favorite getaways, and main inspirations for our new collection.
WHERE TO STAY:
The Surfrider Hotel: Overlooking one of the world’s most beloved beaches, The Surfrider Hotel is a boutique hotel that perfectly captures the Malibu life. The polished yet beachy rooms, exclusive guest-only rooftop bar and restaurant, and ideal location in the heart of Malibu are some of the many reasons why we love to stay here.
Nobu Ryokan: If you’re looking to splurge, Nobu’s twist on a traditional Japanese Ryokan is the place. Located on the iconic Carbon Beach, the rooms at Nobu Ryokan are a minimalist’s dream (outdoor soaking tubs - yes, please!). Plus, reservations for the hard to get in Nobu are prioritized for hotel guests.
Lily’s: A favorite among locals, this Point Dume spot arguably has the best breakfast burrito we’ve ever had. Make sure to get their salsa, which they also sell by the jar. Local tip: order via the app so you don’t have to wait in line!
Sunlife Organics: Sunlife serves up delicious superfood-packed smoothies, juices, acai bowls and other healthy snacks. Sunlife has two locations, the Malibu Country Mart and Point Dume.
FAVORITE LUNCH SPOTS:
Malibu Farm Restaurant & Bar: Fresh farm-to-table food with the best views and vibes, we could sit here all day! Our menu standouts are their cauliflower pizza and sangria. It’s located on the iconic Malibu Pier, and their shop at the end of the pier is filled with treasures and knick knacks, definitely worth the walk down.
John’s Gardens: This health food store has been in Malibu since 1975. Order one of their delicious sandwiches, salads or juices and pop in the shop for sundries and snacks to take with you to the beach or to eat at the park it’s situated on.
Malibu Seafood: Our favorite seafood resto planted directly on PCH! It has no frills, but their seafood is as fresh as it gets and the setting isn’t half bad either.
FAVORITE DINNER SPOTS:
Cafe Habana: The combination of atmosphere and delicious Cuban / Mexican food makes this a Malibu must. Make sure to sit on the patio, and sip on a Cucumber Jalapeno margarita. We love the steak tacos, chopped salad and grilled corn (get it off the cob!) and guacamole, of course! Local tip: ask for the off-the-menu salsa loco to accompany your chips. As you can probably guess by the name, it’s a hot one.
Nobu: You can’t go wrong with this Nobu Matsuhisa's beachfront Japanese restaurant. This is without a doubt the hottest spot in Malibu, and the food is no compromise. Dishes you must try? Yellowtail Jalapeno Sashimi, Crispy Rice Spicy Tuna, Artichoke Salad...the list goes on!
Old Place: Located in the canyons, Old Place is the ultimate time warp! Its charming rustic saloon feels like the set of a Western movie and serves hearty and comforting American classics. While you wait for a table, sit next door at the winery. Some other tips and tricks: their brunch is next level (Bloody Mary’s and mimosas like none other), and if you don’t have time to stop for a seated meal, it’s worth stopping by for a coffee en route to the beach.
Cafe de la Plage: The founders of this Point Dume cafe came from Provence in the South of France to open Cafe de la Plage in Malibu because they say it has the most extraordinary vibes. We agree. Their gourmet ice cream and sorbets come in super unique flavors.
Caffe Luxxe: Our go-to coffee stop in Malibu! Delicious coffee, a great milk selection and pastries we dream about.
FAVORITE HIDDEN GEM:
Saddle Peak: Tucked away in the canyons, this hunting lodge turned restaurant is a romantic gem. They are highly known for their game meat, but their fish, vegetables and sides are equally as celebrated. A great place for date night!
Cholada Thai: Authentic thai food in a beachside shack on PCH. This place has been family run since it opened nearly 20 years ago and is as small town feel as it gets!
Country Kitchen: Another breakfast burrito you need to try! This spot has been around since the 70s and is loved by locals. Lines are always long, but trust us, it’s worth the wait!
Om Massage: Don’t be fooled by the nondescript exterior. Angela gives the best massage!
WHERE TO SHOP:
Malibu Fig Ranch at Sterling Farms: for the best locally sourced produce
The Malibu Country Mart & Malibu Lumber Yard: filled with shops, restaurants and local boutiques
Sunroom: One of our favorite clothing shops for well-curated women’s designer clothing and accessories
Maxfield: We love to pop in here for their vintage finds
FAVORITE DAY ACTIVITY:
Beaches: If this one wasn’t obvious enough, the beaches are a must! We love Broad Beach, Point Dume and El Matador, but there are many access points along PCH you can easily pop onto, none of them disappoint!
Hikes: Malibu is also known for its gorgeous nature filled hikes, many with ocean views. We recommend Temescal Canyon or the Zuma Ocean View Trail.
Stop at the Farmer’s Market on Sunday right when they open at 10am. The Greek vendor has incredible hummus, pita and tzatziki.