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- Fugetsu-Do (the oldest, still operating food shop in LA, opened in 1903, a Japanese confectionary with old-school and delicious mochi  -- sweet bean-filled rice cakes) - Little Tokyo

- K Chocolatier (its street side window is so slim, you'll never see it unless you know to look, try the rice crispy choco-bears and truffles. If the proprietress or family are in, ask how they got their start and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful story of a husband's love for his wife - Beverly Hills

- Salt & Straw (locally sourced, seasonal ice cream in Larchmont, drive around Hancock Park to see some beautiful homes and actual lawns) - Larchmont

- Sprinkles Cupcakes (moist, flavorful cake topped with sweet, but not too sweet, frosting; order from the cupcake ATM outside the shop and then walk next door to get delicious Sprinkles ice cream, too) – Beverly Hills



- Melt into a mineral bath at Beverly Hot Springs – Central LA

- Foot massages at China Tibetan Herbal Spa & Feet Soak, stop for dumplings in nearby Mei Long Village – San Gabriel

- Swedish massage ($55) at any of the 5 Massage Place locations across LA

- Thai massage for the more adventurous, multiple locations, starting at $45


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