Royal/T is a playful collision of spaces - cafe/shop/art space- presented in stunning fusion. An eclectic mix of retail and contemporary art re-imagined in the surrounds of LA's first Japanese-style cosplay cafe...if they say so themselves. Influenced by the traditions of Tokyo’s Akihabara district, Royal/T servers dress in playful maid uniforms while serving a menu fusing Japanese comfort food with a fresh California twist. Alongside the café, the inaugural exhibition 'Just Love Me' examines cuteness in contemporary art with works by Takashi Murakami among other internationally renowned artists. Loves it. Grown Men? Switch it up a bit, your lady-love will reward you. :) Eat, shop and be enlightened. After the visit, rent out the space. Located in the flourishing neighborhood of Culver City, Royal/T is a 10,000 square foot art space, cafe and retail store. With spectacular architecture and Susan Hancock's playful and sophisticated art collection as a backdrop, Royal/T is a celebration of space that offers a truly dramatic and unique setting for parties and events. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org / (310) 559 6300, 8910 Washington Blvd. ~Candice
Nightclub veterans Danny B and David Stratton's goal to create a green nightspot that minimizes its impact on the environment has found a natural home in the middle of L.A.'s coolest club stretch. Angelenos don't seem to mind that Tokio Lounge was gutted to build this eco-friendly space from the ground up, and Planet Green has already put in their stake by documenting the entire transformation for an Adrian Grenier-hosted episode of "Alter Eco." But why watch on TV what you can visit in real life? Proving that energy-efficient design doesn't mean style-deficient, the spacious lounge has everything from a multi-colored LED lighting system to recycled steel air pressure toilets and, um, waterless urinals.
Ecco Ultra Lounge is open Wed-Sun 7 pm-2 am and is located at 1640 N Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood. Call (323) 464-2065 or click the title link for more info.
Just a stumble from the beach in Santa Monica, this wine bar and lounge is perfect for conversation, a good glass of vino and small plate appetizers. Cushy sectional sofas fill the room. But it's the candlelit back bar, with sherbert-colored stools, that's the best place to see all the action unfold. Order a drink at the bar or mix and mingle while inserting pre-paid cards into one of the state-of-the-art wine dispensers that line the wall. Each machine delivers the perfect two-ounce taste from a variety of premium red and white wines. Italian small plates, Kobe beef sliders, cheese and charcuterie samplers, thin crust pizzas, and tuna tartar, can be ordered for a quick bite. Salute Wine Bar is located at 2435 Main Street in Santa Monica. Hours are Tue-Thu 5:30pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5:30pm-1am. Call (310) 450-3434 or click the title link for more info. ♥ Kan