Locals here in West Hollywood just got another pick-me-up...WeHo as we locals like to call it is developing into one of L.A's most popular and vibrant districts. Every street you turn on these days seems to be under construction with another superb restaurant, coffee shops, and more fabulous boutiques VERVE is within walking distance of my home, and watching the building's progress along the way was quite promising. It's a lovely addition to our neighborhood, and It's always refreshing when a business opens up and brings our community together.  VERVE - noun / vigor and spirit or enthusiasm...

VERVE is nestled in on the corner of Melrose Avenue and North Almont, right  next door to another popular prime spot, Gracias Madre. VERVE is owned by college friends and coffee professionals Colby Barr and Ryan O'Donovan. They thought about San Francisco for their first location but they're big on mountain biking and surfing, so they choose Santa Cruz for obvious reasons. Being in a smaller area allowed them to grow their brand at a natural pace, along with living their passion for the mountains and the surf. Now with six stunning locations, You can soon enjoy VERVE on the other side of the map in Tokyo, opening Spring of 2016.

Gleaming copper counters... when the sun shines through the windows, the copper is like a sea of electrons.. You begin to see the copper change as the light begins to change. Cappuccino with almond milk / Tom Ford Reading Glasses

Outside living is why we love it here in California. At night you can enjoy the lights in the trees and a cool coziness of the West Hollywood community.

With The openess of the kitchen and the transparency throughout the shop, the light enhances all of the natural materials.  Fresh Pastries and delicious coffee cakes.

The store design was originally influenced by Scandinavian designs, clean, simple with a feeling of nature. 

Juice Flight - 10 fresh juice shots from juice bar mini-chain Juice Served Here. The Flight Menu consists of: Green Easy - Field of Greens - Green Milk - Block Rockin' Beets - Redhead - Pipe Cleaner - Hot Lei - Charcoal Lemonade - Cream Party - Pixie. I definitely needed help in finishing The Flight, maybe next time you'll join me!  I am now ready for take off...

WeHo-8925 Melrose / Santa-Cruz 104 Bronson St. / DTLA 833 S. Spring St./ Santa Curz 1540 Pacific Ave.

Rain or shine, there's always time for coffee.  / J.Crew Rain Boots

Hats off to you VERVE, for creating a welcoming gathering space here in our neighborhood.

Grab a gift card for a friend. Let's have coffee!  Their videos on their sights are so helpful, you can learn the perfect techniques used to design the foam on top of latte's and cappuccinos.

   "As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move... similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle." - Honore de Balzac