As we get into our daily routine of the new normal, we find that support can be the shining light amidst the Covid-19 crisis. Staying positive, at home and knowing we are in this together will be the strength we need until this passes. As I’ve been Zooming, FaceTiming and writing to friends and family, we have been able to keep a close connection and support each other with best wishes from afar.
I wanted to reach out to our communities of West Hollywood, Hollywood and Beverly Hills and find out who is open, who we can support, how we can connect families and resources. I myself have been researching what the new grocery store hours are, what favorite cafes are open for take-out and who is delivering. The Los Angeles County Library has been checking in with us giving wonderful newsletters for kids at home. I talked to friends and reached out to our local businesses to put together a tailored guide that I hope brings support and gives moms the gift of time. Anything we can do to make someone’s day brighter, lighter and easier is a win win.
If I’m missing a favorite resource of yours during this time, feel free to message me. I did my best to streamline an intimate local list that is tried and true, helpful in our current climate and based in our community of Los Angeles. Lots of love too you all! ~Kendra xoxo
COVID-19 UPDATES & COMMUNITY INFO:
CDC– Center of Disease Control
Instagram: @wehocity & @mayorofla
CHILDREN’S URGENT CARE & COVID-19 TESTING
PM Pediatrics: Office hours 12pm-10pm daily
Los Angeles location: 8731 Pico Blvd. 90035 @pmpediatrics
The Los Angeles location is open and offering Covid-19 testing to eligible patients ages 0-26, their families, healthcare workers and first responders. To promote social distancing, PM Pediatrics is taking precautions in their office visits and offer telemedicine services and or waiting in car options. It is such a relief to know a children’s urgent care is available in the event our children get sick or injured. They’re here to help! Click the hyper link for contact details. If your child has any difficulty breathing, please proceed to the nearest emergency department immediately. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
GROCERY STORE HOURS:
Beverly Hills Market & Deli: 7am-9pm
Bristol Farms: 7am-9pm
Erewhon Market: 7am-11pm
Grove Farmer’s Market: 9am-6pm
Sprouts Farmer’s Market: 9am-6pm
Trader Joe’s: 10am-7pm
DELIVERY & TAKE OUT:
Body Energy Club: 8am-7pm order online or on app. Great smoothies, fresh juices & açaí bowls!
Dialog Cafe: 7am-9pm M-F & 7am-8pm Sat-Sun. Our favorite local coffee shop is family owned, has amazing lattes, delicious locally sourced breakfast & brunch. A must try! Delivery and take out available.
Crossroads: Vegan eatery. 10:30am-9pm offering meal family kits & heat & serve meals. Pickup available. Inquire for delivery options which. are delivered the following day between 12pm-6pm.
Eat Conservatory: All day menu and handcrafted takeaway cocktails! 7am-10pm M-F, 8am-12am Sat & 8am-10pm Sun. Delivery & take out available through GrubHub and Postmates. Their cafe window is open 8am-8pm
Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop: 7am-3pm Mon-Fri. Century City location offering takeout & delivery and has transformed their chop shop into a shop full of essentials and eats.
Hugo’s Restaurant: 10am-9pm. Offering delicious takeaway meals for four & a full menu! Delivery & takeout available
King’s Road Cafe: American eatery offering coffee: 6am-4pm & meals 7am-3pm Takeout & Postmates delivery
Kung Pao Bistro: Delicious Chinese & Pan-Asian. 11am-10pm M-TH, 11am-11pm F, 12-11pm Sat & 12-10pm Sun
Pink Dot: Convenience store, health & home essentials: 9am-2am, delivery available daily!
Pressed Juicery: Extensive fresh juice & smoothie menu. 10am-6pm, delivery Door Dash & Postmates
Shake Shack: Classic burgers & frozen custard. 11am-10pm. delivery & takeout
Sprinkles Cupcakes: Our to-go freshly made cupcakes and brownies!10am-6pm, delivery by Door Dash, GrubHub, Postmates & Uber Eats
Sweetgreen: Organic salads, soups & bowls. 10:30am-8pm
Tender Greens: Our go-to local fresh hearty meals. 11am-8pm. Farmer’s boxes also available to take home! Pickup & delivery online
Tesse Market: 8am-8pm Cafe is open complete with a menu, stocked pantry, cleaning items, amazing assortment of produce, delectable pastries, cheese and wine. This restaurant has transformed into am essential market with toilet paper, bleach, gloves and also selection of alcohol. Delivery by Postmates but cafe is available! Local gem on Sunset Blvd at Fred Segal.
Tocaya Organics: Our local favorite Cali Mexican dishes: 11am-10pm. Takeout and delivery by Postmates
The Cheesecake Factory: Family-friendly extensive menu-11am-9pm (except Fri 11:30am-9pm) delivery by DoorDash
Umami Burger: 11:30am-11pm M-TH &11:30am-12am S-S
Urth Caffe: Organic coffee, American eats. We love! 7am-7pm M-Thr & 7am-8pm Fri-Sun. 50% of any coffee or tea drink Monday mornings from 7am-11am.
Zinque: French bistro, great coffee 7am-9pm offering 50% off wine bottles & takeout & delivery
CHILDREN’S ONLINE ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES
ABZ Music– Offering virtual music enrichment classes Thursdays at 10:30am PST: Providing music education for early childhood and beyond. Siblings are welcome! “It’s so good to make music with you!”- Ms. Zosia. Our good friends say Zosia is not only a cool mom but a DJ! She hosts great music classes for babies and toddlers and has been a favorite local guest in our community. Direct message her to join her class!
Amazing Kid Company- This LA event planner company has entertaining crafted for all ages. They are currently offering free virtual dance parties for families via Zoom every week! Join DJ Maxx for an outlet to express and move! @amazingkidco @maxwele
Wed’s: 12pm PST & 6pm PST
Sat’s: 6pm PST
California Science Center- Featuring “Stuck at home science”, activities for families using household supplies. Every weekday at 10am for a new activity! Continue your child’s science learning with easy to follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home. Visit their website weekdays for a new activity! #StuckAtHomeScience
Easy Healthy Kids- Easy kid friendly food! We’ve been following them for months and they provide such creative displays of meals for kids and give great tips and nutrition. We love their recipes and ideas! @easyhealthykids
Great Kids Snacks- Organic and kid friendly snack boxes delivered each month. Making healthy snacking convenient and fun for your family! Enjoy 25% off now through the end of April. Code: STAYHOME
LA County Library- Virtual story time daily! 11am & 3:30pm on @lacountylibrary Instagram live. Have the kids look forward to wonderful books read by members of our community. Can’t make those story times? No problem, you can find recordings here: https://www.facebook.com/LACountyLibrary
Our friends at the Tiny Tot Program through West Hollywood Library have shared great newsletters with us for our kids while at home. Check out these great resources that the teachers made to help you too! They include at home activity ideas, art projects, suggested books & more! See links here:
Natural History Museum- LA’s museum has an array of great online resources! Family friendly educational activities, videos, ideas of what to do in nature and even lesson plans and how-to resources for teaching. You’ll find a ton of fun for all ages and from this website until we can enter the museum once again. Connect at home.
Play- Specializing in music, movement & art for young children in a creative, community environment. Their unique studio is now offering classes online for their PLAY @ Home series. Play Music: ages 0-4 and art-making resources: toddlers to age 5. @play_los_angeles
Rest Well Baby- Certified Sleep Pediatric Sleep Consultant. Helping families sleep worldwide with supportive, proven methods. Customized plans for ages 0-6 years of age. @restwellbabysleep
Storytime Tracey- Storyteller, story maker & comedian. Join Tracey’s Live Story Monday through Friday at 9am! You’ll also enjoy her uplifting videos fun for families to enjoy together. You can find her live on Instagram @storytimetracey and Facebook: @storytimetracey Tracey is also available for hire for stay at home birthday parties. Contact her directly for inquiries.
What a Babe!- Music & sensory classes for ages 0-4. Fun for babies, toddlers & you. Offering our moms a special 10% discount on their new sensory gift kits! These are complete with wonderful items for fun at home! @whatababe
Yummy Toddler Food- Sane picky eating advice. Healthy, easy toddler recipes from a real mama, author and podcast host. We’ve been following Amy’s Instagram page and she has plenty of meal inspiration for the pickiest eaters in colorful, delicious spreads. @yummytoddlerfood
Zooga Yoga- Kids and family yoga, music, dance, art and more! This popular family studio on Melrose has moved their classes online during this time. We recommend their weekly virtual classes which are daily and full of fun with talented, energetic instructors. Zooga offers a great new member specials. @zoga_west_hollywood
Expand Your Human- Our friend, clinician, speaker, and workshop leader, Dr. Trisha Smith is an extraordinary woman. Based in southern California, she is the founder of “Expand Your Human- a Lifestyle Medicine”, which enriches your life physically and mentally. During this challenging time, support in mental and physical health is important and we think Dr. Trisha Smith will bring peaceful mornings with her Wakeup Routines and inspire you with her breathing methods. Some topics you will find in Trisha’s helpful program is information on: Sleep schedule, morning/nighttime, eating window, movement, breathing check-ins and stillness. She encourages consistency and structure to create our bodies and brains to run efficiently! @DrTrishaSmith
Hannah Warner- Marriage & Family Counselor located in West Hollywood. Hannah is now holding video sessions for families, individuals and couples. She specializes in relationships, trauma, grief & loss, anxiety, depression, life transitions and mind-body connection. She also offers a sliding scale for those who need during this time. Hannah says the process of growth and healing can happen when you are given a space to explore it, and when you give yourself the space to feel it. Our friend highly recommend Hannah and you can contact her at: [email protected] # (626) 714-0615
In Mom Health- All Things Wellness. Meet our friend Megan Sullivan- busy wife, mom of three and co-founder of The Local Moms Network. She has great resources on nutrition, recipes, clean living, fitness and more with some help from top tastemakers. In Mom Health provides inspiration in your daily life in health and wellness, with also support in self care, beauty and parenting. During this time while we stay at home and try to keep stress as bay, Megan has recommend a few key wellness resources that we love! Check out her recent post on how’s she’s navigating Covid-19: here.
Suzie Sandoval- Sound Bath Sessions. Our neighbor and friend Suzie is sharing her peaceful and power zen to all with her virtual sound baths. Adults and children are invited to experience weekly sessions Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 8pm. Children respond very well to the sound of singing bowls, even a very active child is able to relax or fall asleep during the session. Suzie is creating a space to help bring balance and peace internally and to your home. Research shows that sound therapy is a wonderful tool to relax children and engage them in a positive activity. Suzie’s sessions are donation based. She is happy to offer a special session time for 4 or more if a better day and time works for you. Reserve your space here: https://organizenliving.com/events
LOOKING FOR AN UPLIFTING PODCAST? We recommend Lewis Howes School of Greatness as he interviews extraordinary guests weekly, all currently addressing strength and positivity in the current climate of Covid-19. @lewishowes
Body By Simone- Our favorite dance cardio studio in West Hollywood & Brentwood has launched their live virtual classes! Celebrity Trainer and Fitness Expert Simone De La Rue, leads this amazing studio with energetic trainers based on dance moves and cardio to provide long, lean muscle and full body strength. Fitness classes are available on the BBS app or online. Join them in virtual group fitness classes featuring your favorite trainers. PS- prenatal videos available too! BBS is streaming via Zoom so you can dance along with others without leaving your home. Ready to sweat? Book your virtual class here.
Rachel Deutsch- Yoga. This Los Angeles yoga instructor specializes in teaching all-level based Vinyasa Yoga Classes that can be modified to be as rigorous or as easy going as you’d like! Rachel teaches both adult and children’s yoga. She uses energizing flows, breath and body awareness, and restorative relaxation with the goal of becoming aware of breath and body & expanding collective mindfulness. She also teaches a class specifically for moms and babies and one for teens! You can also find a class for children online at Shorty Kid Yoga @racheldeutschyoga *Rachel’s classes are donation based. Venmo: Rachel-Deutsch-1
PRENATAL & POSTNATAL SUPPORT
Stephanie Hargitay- Virtual Childbirth ED classes Our friend and doula is a bright light in our community and has a comforting warmth about her! Stephanie offers postpartum support for any and all new mothers in West Hollywood. She is offering private childbirth education classes in home for mothers virtually and also phone support for any pregnant or new moms that need it. She also provides antepartum support which includes running errands, organizing and more for pregnant women in town. Virtual Childbirth Ed classes by Stephanie are available here: A Mother’s Haven.
Labor of Love LA- Virtual Childbirth Classes, Lactation Classes and consultations and Newborn Care Classes. Supporting women through pregnancy and birth. Labor of Love is offering virtual Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula support. They provide a variety of services and opportunities to prepare you for the birth of your child as well as assistance during the transition after your baby arrives. Labor Love’s goals are to uplift and empower you by providing unbiased support, information and resources for you to have a positive experience.
Bumpin Blends- Personalized nutrition smoothie cubes & cookies designed for all women by dietitians. Based in Los Angeles, female-founded and made by mamas. We have met the founder of Bumpin Blends Lisa Mastela and she is helpful, experienced and passionate about nutrition in prenatal and postnatal. Follow @bumpinblends. for wonderful information on their personalized smoothie cubes and tips on immune boosting!
Mickey Hargitay Plants- is delivering plants in West Hollywood! We love this local garden center with their beautiful lush plants that has been in our community for 40 years! They are open 7 days a week from 9am-5:30pm. Call the shop for either curbside pick up or delivery. Mickey Plants will help you choose according to size and amount of sun and window placement in your home. They can also assist in helping you find air-purifying options for your home. @mickeysplants 1255 N. Sycamore Ave. Los Angeles, CA # (323) 467-8044
Koontz Hardware- Tools, housewares and home improvement shop in West Hollywood. Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Sat 8am-5:30pm & closed Sunays. At Koontz Hardware, their priority is always health and safety of every customer that enters the doors along with staff. Providing emergency supplies and more.
Home Depot Hours- 5am-6pm
Clean Mama- Tips and and tricks to keeping a clean home! We’ve enjoyed following this profile and love their monthly cleaning chart to print out for balancing at home cleaning. @cleanmama
Cori Allvey- Simplify + Move LA Los Angeles based company helping people clear clutter and put systems in place to maintain organization! Cori Allvey is an expert organizer offering virtual support and specializes in home organization and senior relocation. Her company organizes all spaces including garage, attic, basements, kitchen, pantry, closets, bedroom and bathrooms. They create a home for everything in your home and work aesthetics with functionality.
At Simpify + Move LA, they also handle senior relocation. When it’s time for a senior to move into an independent or assisted living community, they handle the transition top to bottom. We work together with a floor plan of their new home and help them determine what they can and should take with them to their new community. We provide packing materials, hire the mover, pack and oversee the moving day. Their team sets up the new home including furniture placement, closets, bathroom, kitchen and hanging wall pictures. They also plug in and set up tv’s and lamps as needed. Even make their bed! Your loved one won’t have to lift a finger and have a peace of mind. Simplify + Move LA is also available to empty a residence in preparation for sale, staging or rental. @organizewithcori
SHOP LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Deerbird Boutique- Deerbird is a consciously curated, female fueled, spirit infused concept store with a focus on women’s vintage and contemporary clothing, accessories and special objects. As an extension of Deering Street Diaries, her items will come with a story where brands are women owned, eco-friendly and socially good. A combination of our spirit animals, Deerbird was born out of union from the profound love of sister, a deep rootedness with nature, and an essential commitment to authentic expression. Here to inspire a lifestyle of creativity, individuality and connection.
Our friend Coco spent the past few years in Los Angeles and continued her love of traveling east where she now runs Deerbird Boutique. She is a life stylist, believes in fullest expression, mind, body and soul.
We love her style, her aesthetic, blog and really recommend you check out her online store for the best gifts and pretty little things! Let’s support our local shops. @deerbirdboutique
RECIPE INSPIRATION SPOTLIGHT
Eggs and Babes- Cooking up meal inspiration for families! Our friend Candace is a wife, mom of two young children and lives in West Hollywood. We love following her cooking journey as she whips up yummy whole foods that are keto friendly, low carb, sometimes Paleo and always delicious. She has a talent for creating meals that are not only beautifully hand crafted but fresh and healthy. We absolutely love the California inspired meals from Eggs and Babes and think you’ll love making her family friendly recipes in the comfort of your own kitchen! Follow Candace here for recipes and Instagram story videos: @eggsandbabes
UNIQUE GIFT SPOTLIGHT
From A Birdie- During the stay-at-home quarantine the past few weeks, I had two of my dear friends have milestone birthdays which included cancelled flights and parties. But they felt the love when receiving a personalized book in the mail composed of letters and photos from their closest friends and family. If you’re looking for a gift to give a loved one that will be cherished even though you can’t be there in person, I highly recommend From A Birdie. They create a website for your loved one and you send the link to family and friends inviting them to write any wishes and attach photos. It’s all saved online and put together by the company online. Then sent straight to their door or an option for emailing the link. My friends adored this on their birthdays and you can create a book for any life celebration. Cheers to great customer support too! I recommend making this book weeks in advance to allow the time for printing and shipping. Start gathering those love letters and share a cherished gift.
I See Me- Personalized Children’s Books. A fun and special way to send a child a customized gift straight to their door. We have a new nephew in our family and since we couldn’t be there in person, we ordered a welcome to the world book with the child’s name, home city, and greeting. They loved it! You can save 35% on your order now by using the code: TXTSPRING
Cedars-Sinai- Los Angeles’s leading world-class healthcare provider. Follow them as they share updates from the community. We appreciate the heroes that are on the front line! @cedarssinai #CedarsSinai
Dolan- Face masks by Los Angeles clothing line. Dolan is selling adult and children’s (ages 2+) cloth face masks for $10 which are reusable, adjustable and support donations to First Responders. Dolan donates one mask per order and each mask has a unique inspirational quote on it. You choose between neutral or bright colors and they are hand crafted then sent to your door. They recommend washing your mask in hot water once you receive it. Follow more at @shopdolan
Seniors 2 Tots- Parent & me class where children learn about empathy, compassion and respect for people of all ages and stages of life by visiting assisted living homes in Los Angeles. Since they can’t visit seniors during the Covid-19 crisis, they are accepting heart warming videos to share with seniors instead. To spread the love to seniors that are isolated from their families and friends, Tots 2 Seniors will share them with the assisted living places their classes take place. If you’re interested in brightening a senior’s day, send a short video of you and/or child smiling, waving, singing or a greeting to: [email protected] @tots2seniors
Urth caffe- Is donating meals to our First Responders. Urth Caffe will match every dollar that goes to this worthy cause. Their goal is to deliver as many individual Lunch Box meals as possible to Police & Fire Departments by FRIDAY APRIL 24th. To donate call your local Urth Caffe or go to Urthcaffe.com
THANK YOU AND WE HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!
WEST HOLLYWOOD MOMS