A little SF in Santa Monica – Cafe Luxxe on Montana

My love/hate relationship with Starbucks mostly just leaves me feeling empty inside. I want different and modern. I want a place with really good coffee but a really cool environment. Apparently, I wanted Cafe Luxxe on Montana. The girls and I strolled into Cafe Luxxe for our last pit stop, just some juice. Didn’t have the baked goods or the coffee but I absolutely loved the decor of this place. I’m always looking for a nicely designed coffee house. From the Yelp reviews, this place has really good coffee and espresso. I don’t ask much of a coffee place though. Just don’t make it taste watered down and you have me. Just give me a nice environment and a decent drink. Oh…and the hot guy in the corner is always good, too. (Hey, I’m married, not dead!) I like their little shpiel: Caffe Luxxe was born out of a deep enduring passion for coffee, culture and tradition. After being enamored with cafes around the world, the founders (both friends and avid coffee lovers) sought to bring the authentic experience and artistry of a traditional Italian-style cafe to Santa Monica.

Who should go? People who don’t want to go to Starbucks or Peet’s on Montana. Women who like hot men (no guarantees here, ladies.) Cafe Luxxe (their website) 925 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403 310.394.2222

December 10, 2016

World Map Reveals What Each Country Does Better Than Any Other

Designer David McCandless of Information is Beautiful has created a fascinating world map called International Number Ones. “Because every country is the best at something,” McCandless also offers the caveat that this accolade is “according to data,” which makes perfect sense once you study the map. Being the number one at something isn’t necessarily a compliment. Many countries are the “best” when it comes to issues that are morally reprehensible.

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December 9, 2016

Intricately Detailed Floating Cube Casts Stunning Shadows

We have always been big fans of Pakistan-born artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s mesmerizing art. In 2014, we raved about Intersections, a captivating wooden cube that cast dreamy shadows with a single light bulb. Fortunately for us, Agha is still creating intricate installations in this style, with her most recent, radiant piece being All The Flowers Are For Me. Like Intersections, All The Flowers Are For Me plays with light and space.

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