Brentwood Country Mart

As you know, I went to supper in Brentwood a few nights ago.

I loved it, it was beautiful, the food was incredible… but nothing else was open.

When I saw my namesake of an ice-cream parlour on the way out, I knew I’d have to return for a better snoop & a scoop.

So I did!

You can’t beat a bit of red, white & blue! Especially when the sky goes that ridiculous shade of perfect.

The Country Mart is a sort of posh, outdoor shopping mall.

It’s all clad in painted wood with pretty things bursting from every window.

In the middle there’s a “food court” for those who don’t fancy a proper, sit down restaurant.

My amigo & I plumped for tacos from Frida.

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Although with a vague nod towards being healthy, we went for lettuce wraps instead of tortillas.

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For pudding we went to the (*ahem* brilliantly named) Sweet Rose Creamery for ice-cream.

Where I had a big scoop of peanut butter ice-cream with brownie chunks in a chocolate waffle cone.

Washed down with an iced-latte from next door.

I’ve only just discovered iced-lattes and let me tell you, it is a revelation!

They are quite simply… da bomb.

God bless America & their coffee culture!

Ps. A few people have asked for a little meet-up while I’m here & I can’t think of anything nicer!

I’m missing Señor Custard pretty badly, so I was thinking we could all meet for coffee (iced lattes) in the park and if you happen to have a fluffy four legged friend, you could bring them along & I could have a bit of a squeeze! (If you don’t mind sharing, of course.)

It would be great to meet you and maybe you could meet & befriend some other cool Angelinos!

We can take a few photos, trade stories & LA tips… then everyone can spend the afternoon enjoying the park!

What do you think?

If you fancy a wee sociable cup of java, come say hi at The Trails Cafe in Griffith Park at around 4pm on Sunday 6th October and bring a friend (canine or otherwise).

Jeez, can you believe it’s already October?

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  • Angela

    Plan a holiday to Texas!

  • Charlotte

    Great post as usual Rosie! I’m loving these LA posts… and those bracelets are beautiful!

    I’m living out in Paris for a few months and keeping a visual diary… check it out here

  • Sarah Miller

    Oh if only I lived in California πŸ™

  • Addy London

    This looks so beautiful and bright! Makes me really want to go there now!!!

  • Lily Highfield

    Hi Rosie, who won the Giveaway?

  • Aw this looks lovely! And subbing in lettuce for wraps is a great idea!


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  • Emma

    Great post and I’m really missing LA from when I was out there earlier this year πŸ™ are you planning a little wine tour around Santa Barbara too? I highly recommend it!

    Would love you to organise a little London meet-up when you’re back!

    Emma xx

  • House of Herby

    The tacos, oh my! I swear reading your blog has given me an obsession with guacamole!

  • Yum! If you ever make your way to SF, plan a get-together as well (and I’ll bring you BiRite Ice Cream – I swear, it’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted in my life)!

    • Liz

      I second that! And you really do need to come to SF. You will love it here!

  • Izzi C

    Never heard of a taco with lettuce! Got to try that, your posts in the sunshine make me miss summer but hey Autumn’s got a lot to offer too!
    Izzi x

  • Johanna Filipson

    Hi! Oh that icecream looks amazing ! Fresh brownie bits? One step up from Ben&Jerry’s !

    Have a great rest of your trip!

  • Andrea Jaramillo

    I can’t believe you’re doing a meet up in my home town!! Seriously considering flying home for a quick weekend! πŸ˜›

    • Jamie

      I literally had the same thought. *shakes fist* Terrible time for me to be across the country!

  • I’m glad you’ve discovered an appreciation for iced lattes, I moved to London from NY last month and I’ve hardly been able to find them anywhere! I was beginning to wonder if Brits just think cold coffee is weird. I for one love it right up until it snows! πŸ™‚

    • They sell them at Starbucks πŸ™‚ And then Starbucks cold coffee you can buy at all stores in the UK you just have to put ice in them yourself πŸ˜€

    • Hanna Jay

      McDonalds are doing Mocha iced lattes and Caramel iced lattes at the moment

    • Emma Askwith

      Cafe nero do the best ones!!

  • I’ll be there!

  • Guest

    Leaving LA on Friday and I’m so sad to be missing the iced coffee and puppy pow wow! I guess you will just have to

  • HeyCourtneyRae

    can’t wait to meet you finally and see everyone’s cute dogs! i’ll try to bring mine but she is a butt head in public sometimes haha too bad I can’t meet Custard too =] see you sunday!

    • Nicole

      Wyatt has literally peed on another dog’s head and I’m still bringing him haha. I’ll just make sure he hits up a whole bunch of trees before-hand.
      Can’t wait to meet everyone! The perfect inspiration to FINALLY come back from my little blogging hiatus.

  • Kaitlinhillary

    Leaving LA on Friday and I’m so sad to miss the iced coffee and puppy pow wow! I guess you will just have to plan another trip to New York!

  • Marci Gallagher

    Oh boo, I would love to bring my pooch and my kids to meet you ~ but sadly I’m too north. If you plan another trip out to the California, stop by SF!!

  • Wishing I was in LA to attend the meet-up, but I can’t wait to live vicariously through your blog post about it! πŸ™‚

    Step into Estherina’s World

  • Garry Byles

    I discovered cold press coffee over the summer and started making my own iced lattes… very addictive stuff! πŸ™‚

  • Laura

    Don’t miss having a cocktail at The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel, if not lunch or dinner too. Have a cocktail by the pool as well and you’ll be in movie star heaven!

  • Jaci D

    Contemplating driving up to LA from San Diego and bringing my pup. Glad you’ve discovered iced lattes! They’re so refreshing!

  • Joy Michelle

    yay! thanks for planning a special meet-up. Maizy and I will be there!
    – Joy Michelle

  • Liz Purves

    Hi Rose, where is your dress from? Looks gorgeous on you x

  • stephanie jennings

    Are you only going to LA whilst in the US?

  • Kirsten

    I’m trying to behave with my eating… but does lettuce as a taco really work?! The filling looked absolutely to die for – a foodies dream!


  • Nicole

    Woot! Super excited – I’ll be there, hound in tow!


  • I wish I could meet up with you! πŸ™ Maybe you will plan another trip and i’ll live there by then! πŸ™‚

  • Loving reading these LA posts! And hoping I was there too for a meet up! Hopefully there will be one again in London soon xx

  • Adaleta Avdic


    I am so so bummed! I was in LA last weekend for a conference, but I am back in Arizona. Super bummed I don’t have a chance to fly out to participate in the Meet n Greet.


  • Oh and you continue on your tour of making me miss LA. I only actually made it out to the mart once in 10 months because of transport links, but it will always be special to me as it was one of the first places I visited in the city, and my first letter home (my grandfather does not do email) was posted from that quaint little post office! xx

  • Mary Kate Glenning

    Really looking forward to it!!! I just moved back to Malibu from South Kensington and I live vicariously through your blog. Can’t wait to meet you!

  • Teresa

    Oooohhh yesss great choice Rosie,PEANUT BUTTER LOVE :D!!! Shame we don’t get it in Spain :'( it’s ridiculous how much I love it tho…

  • Channon Doughty

    The meetup sounds divine. But you may want to reconsider the park with the Santa Anas winds blowing back in this weekend and the high dust and pollen counts they bring. Those things will definitely force me to stay indoors.

    • Michelle

      OOOH agree. It will be much nicer/cooler by the beach. Palisades Park or even the Venice boardwalk area. Not just saying that because I live over here!

      Rosie, you have to go to Tacos Punta Cabras for fish tacos. I mean it! πŸ˜‰

  • Janine Maral

    looks like you are really enjoying LA!

    – Janine

  • Kristy Moylan

    A meet-up sounds lovely. I have a wonderful pup who would love to meet you! Keep us posted.

  • Ria

    How do you make everything look so lovely and glamorous? After living in So Cal for 30 years, I couldn’t wait to get out of there…it looked dirty, smoggy and outdated when we left. But your photo’s make me feel like I missed out on stuff!!!

  • I was actually planning on hiking in Griffith Park on Sunday. Maybe I will swing by!

  • Elisa Whitehead

    Yay! So excited to meet you and other Angelino’s, Angelens, Angelesens? haha I’ll be bringing my little (but chubby) chocolate truffle of love (that’s her nickname) dog, Maggie!

  • I live in L.A. and I’m still loving these L.A. posts. haha It’s like I’m a tourist in my own city! xx

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • Loving the patriotic vibe to your look today! This place is the cutest (said in my best US accent!).

    Happy Wednesday Rosie xoxo

  • Guest

    Oh I love Griffith Park! Come do a meet up in Dubai!


  • The slow pace

    We are in october! You are stuck in a brilliant perfect Summer with ice lattes and huge ice creams!!! Yeah… I’m jelous… πŸ˜‰

  • I love a good ice cream parlour, I am a bit spoilt having one just down the road, but homemade ice cream is just awesome. I recently tried peanut butter flavour for the first time too, it tasted just like a snickers bar! It looks lovely where you are, hope you are having a great time πŸ™‚ x

    P.S. Please do a post about the meetup for those of us who are far away, we all love to see four legged friends! (though only if Custard won’t be jealous of the pictures)

  • Lottie Greenwood

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one that wears lots of hairbands round my wrist!!
    Those Tacos look amazing πŸ™‚
    Lottie xx

  • You’ve NEVER had an iced latte before?? It’s about time lady! Glad we could offer you something new over here… πŸ™‚

  • fromanywherewithlove

    Hey Rosie…just recently moved to London and looking for a fun afternoon with an aunt in the city. Any bright ideas? xx

  • Lucy

    Rosie, that ice cream looks incredible. Having just come back from holiday in Italy, I’m seriously craving a good gelato, and your ice cream has got my mouth watering again!

    Lucy x The New Northerner

  • Cupcake Crazy Gem

    Ah I went here last month too and loved it, it’s so cute! I especially loved watching them make their waffle cones from scratch at sweet rose!

  • Emma

    Gosh, I wish my freckles looked half as lovely as yours do in pics!

    That taco looks amazing!

    Hmm maybe…

  • Sydney

    Exciting! Can’t wait to meet you!! πŸ™‚

  • Erin T

    I wish you were doing a meet up in NYC! Perhaps make a quick stop off on your way back to England?…

  • Lala

    Yes come to Texas , preferably San Antonio its near Austin which I think you would dig and its near all the hill country which is also very your style.

  • Daisy

    i am reading far far less of your blog posts since you introduced that stupid read more option

  • PeonyandPeach

    Love those bracelets, and the ice cream looks delicious! xx

  • That days eats sound amazing πŸ˜€

  • Emmalisa Tilli

    I loooooove your dress!!!!!