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Dress: Lovers & Friends on sale (similar here & so cute $60)  | Shoes: Valentino (love these under $50 here) | Bag: Fendi (dupe under $100 here)

Photographer: Christy Kendall Photography

If there is one thing I love about the weekends, it’s the weekly farmer’s market that happens just a few miles down the road. It’s a small one but it’s on one of the cutest little streets in West Hollywood, Melrose Place. Melrose Place tends to be known as the “Rodeo Drive” of West Hollywood flooded with high-end designers and showrooms, yet less touristic and a bit more charming. If you get the chance to visit LA, I recommend adding this street to your to-do list. One of the big attractions on Melrose Place is Alfred’s Coffee, which is some of the better coffee I have had in this city. I used to drink Starbucks but since getting my Nespresso machine (currently on sale), I can’t really stand the smell of Starbucks nor the taste. Is anyone else on the same page? If you like coffee, try Alfred’s. It’s such a cute coffee shop (and you won’t leave smelling like coffee for days #sorrystarbucks).

After getting my morning coffee, I stroll along Melrose Place looking at all the different vendors that have come to display their produce. My favorite part is all of the samples. Am I not the only one? The fruit is so fresh and juicy. You question why the produce at Whole Foods isn’t quite as juicy. I love being able to buy directly from the farmers themselves. I think it reminds me of growing up and spending my summers in Europe. I love talking to the farmers, getting to know them and being able to come back each weekend. The other weekend, I spent my Sunday at the Highlands farmer’s market in Denver, which is equally adorable. What are some of your favorite things to grab from the market?

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