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Mother Hoods: Lawren Howell’s Venice Beach

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

Photography by Photo: Courtesy of Lawren Howell

Heading to Venice Beach, CA (or nearby)? If so, let Mother profile subject Lawren Howell be your guide. For more on the fashion editor mama of two, head over here

Where are your favorite places to…

Eat with the kids?Cafe Gratitude, Tlapazola, and A-Frame.”

Eat with adults? AOC, Tasting Kitchen, Axe, Farmshop, the rooftop at the new Ace Hotel downtown, and Mr Chow.”

Shop for kids? Tomboy Kids, Eggy, Poppy, Zara, Baby Gap, Kid Firefly, and Jenni Kayne‘s kids’ store in Montecito is worth the trip alone!”

Shop for yourself? A’maree’s in Newport Beach, Chloé, Zara, Barneys, flea markets, Jenni Kayne, Mona Moore, Kendall Conrad, Acne, and Opening Ceremony.”

Thrift? Long Beach Antique Market, Santa Monica Flea Market, Rose Bowl Flea Market, Tavin Vintage, and Mr. Freedom.”

Play with your child? “The beach in Marina del Ray.”

Play with your adult friends? “Flea markets.”

Get out in nature? “Hiking in Temescal Canyon, Will Rogers, Leo Carillo Beach, and Griffith Park.”

Peruse museums? The Hammer Museum, Santa Monica Museum of Art, LACMA, and Zimmer Kids’ Museum.”

Take out-of-town visitors? The Hammer Museum, walks down Abbot Kinney, the skate park on the Boardwalk in Venice, and Gjelina for early lunch of early dinner.”

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