HONEST TO GOODNESS
When Laurel Gallucci was struck with an autoimmune disorder two years ago, her prescribed elimination diet meant the end of her favorite indulgence: cake. Or so she thought. As an antidote to her craving, she began baking delicious paleo desserts that caught the attention of friend Claire Thomas (of food blog The Kitchy Kitchen) and the two partnered to form Sweet Laurel, a freshly launched bakery that is completely grain-, dairy- and refined-sugar-free, but emphatically full of flavor. The Venice-based duo’s offerings range from pantry items (jam, caramel, applesauce) to savory cookies and loaves to their prized layered confections. The pair, who host regular workshops, easily name a house specialty: “The jam cake is our favorite, because of the seasonality, and it’s the perfect canvas for organic flowers and herbs,” says Gallucci. “Sweet Laurel, for both of us, is about simplicity meeting beauty,” she adds. sweetlaurel.com.
ABOVE Laurel Gallucci and her chocolate caramel layer cake, $74. RIGHT Vanilla coconut jam cake, $59. Seasonal unsweetened applesauce, $14.
Step to It LOS ANGELES
Kate Bosworth’s eight-piece collaboration with L.A. footwear label Matisse reflects the actress’s multidimensional style. “One of my favorite artists is Ed Ruscha. His Hot Shot piece became my main inspiration for the Hoyt boot,” she says. “And the Kelly is a great way to participate in the ’70s trend.” From $320; available at Nordstrom.
Enamel Diction carries an array of organic and five-free polishes, including L.A.’s RGB Cosmetics.
Kelly sandals, $320.
STAR POWER Maybe you’re a Capricorn down on your luck. Or a Virgo looking for love. At Enamel Diction, a stylish new nail salon in Mid-Wilshire, astrologer Rose Theodora will analyze your natal chart, then prescribe a 60-minute custom manicure with empowering art and colors. From $65; 5405 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., 323-900-0355; enameldiction.com.
SAN MARINO + LOS ANGELES
From “Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The New York Botanical Garden Second Triennial Exhibition” at The Huntington (June 13Aug. 23) to “Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition” at the Hammer Museum (June 20-Sept. 13), summer’s must-see exhibits span the cultural divide. huntington.org; hammer.ucla.edu.
At The Huntington, Seed Capsules, Capparidastrum sola, by Ann S. Hoffenberg. At the Hammer Museum, McDermott & McGough’s Those Moments, 1955 and Jeff Wall’s Boxing, 2011.
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WRITTEN BY LINDSAY KINDELON AND KELSEY M C KINNON. SWEET LAUREL: YAYO AHUMADA. ENAMEL DICTION: TIFFANY ROSE. HUNTINGTON LIBRARY: SEED CAPSULES, CAPPARIDASTRUM SOLA. WATERCOLOR ON PAPER. © ANN S. HOFFENBERG. THOSE MOMENTS, 1955: COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS AND CHEIM & READ, NEW YORK. BOXING: COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST, VANCOUVER