I love spending time in Calgary, where frilly lilly first began, but nothing beats the California sun. Since opening frilly lilly Santa Monica, I’ve been loving my escapes south of the border. This city is my idea of paradise, and my days here are filled with farmers markets, ocean breezes, and sunshine. What makes the perfect day in Santa Monica?

A Run on the Santa Monica Stairs
(photo: LA Times)
This kickstarts my morning run with 170 steps that descend the Santa Monica Canyon. The fresh air and amazing views beat doing anything in the gym.


Espresso at Primo Passo  (photo: Time Out)

The stark and simple decor caught my eye at this cafe while I was walking by on Montana Ave one morning. Their delicious coffee keeps me coming back.

Shopping at the Farmers Market(photo: Visit Santa Monica)

I’ve never seen a farmers market as colourful and abundant. This is a one stop shop if I’m cooking a big family dinner.

 Shopping at Splendid 

(photo: Splendid)

This is another Montana Ave favourite of mine. I can always find the perfect dress here for a breezy Santa Monica day.

A Facial at Dermalogica

I love this product line, and they do a fantastic facial at their flagship store on Montana Ave. We sometimes get to partner up with them for events at frilly lilly Santa Monica.

Dinner at Water Grill(photo: Water Grill)

The perfect way to end the day? A glass of prosecco and a delicious seafood dinner while watching the sunset at this new spot.